Wolfroy Goes to Town

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Bonnie "Prince" Billy fans looking for a return to the surprisingly ornate, Grateful Dead-inspired country-folk of 2009's Beware may come away a tad disappointed in the ultra-sparse yet warm and winning Wolfroy Goes to Town. The ten songs, nearly all of which arrive via guitar, bass, and Oldham's weathered croon, feel lived in and coveted. It's typical Oldham fare, with highlights coming from opener "No Match," which builds to a powerful, harmonious climax, and the nearly seven-minute "Black Captain," an epic yarn of nobility and heartache that sounds like it's been around for a century or two. Coming off like a murkier, more intimate version of 2010's Wonder ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Bonnie "Prince" Billy fans looking for a return to the surprisingly ornate, Grateful Dead-inspired country-folk of 2009's Beware may come away a tad disappointed in the ultra-sparse yet warm and winning Wolfroy Goes to Town. The ten songs, nearly all of which arrive via guitar, bass, and Oldham's weathered croon, feel lived in and coveted. It's typical Oldham fare, with highlights coming from opener "No Match," which builds to a powerful, harmonious climax, and the nearly seven-minute "Black Captain," an epic yarn of nobility and heartache that sounds like it's been around for a century or two. Coming off like a murkier, more intimate version of 2010's Wonder Show of the World with the Cairo Gang, Wolfroy's all about lonesome beauty, and the idiosyncratic wordplay that has become Oldham's forte since settling on the Bonnie "Prince" Billy moniker.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Drag City
  • UPC: 781484050223
  • Catalog Number: 502
  • Sales rank: 180,480

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Match (5:54)
  2. 2 New Whaling (5:39)
  3. 3 Time To Be Clear (4:03)
  4. 4 New Tibet (4:31)
  5. 5 Black Captain (6:35)
  6. 6 Cows (4:55)
  7. 7 There Will Be Spring (3:32)
  8. 8 Quail and Dumplings (4:57)
  9. 9 We Are Unhappy (6:46)
  10. 10 Night Noises (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Primary Artist
Danny Kiely Bass
Shahzad Ismaily Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Emmett Kelly Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Van Campbell Percussion, Drums
Ben Boye Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Vocals, Pump Organ
Angel Olsen Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Oldham Mastering
Dan Osborn Layout
Sammy Harkham Cover Drawing
Lori D Paintings
Marko Markewycz Label Design
Shane Spaulding Cover Photo
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