A New Kind of Loneliness

A New Kind of Loneliness

by Michael Weston King

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A New Kind of Loneliness

On his seventh solo recording, the onetime founder and lead singer/songwriter of Britain's popular alternative country band the Good Sons continues to celebrate the art of crafting songs that are all at once arena rock engaging, folksy, lyrically pointed, and a lot of fun. For the most part, he's in full traditional low-key heartfelt strumming troubadour mode -- most notably on reflective tunes like the dramatic "The Last Hurrah," "My Heart Stopped Today" (featuring gorgeous harmony vocal and instrumental contributions by Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen), and "This Man Can Break So Easily." He also pays homage to his Irish inspiration in unique ways -- a dramatic and mournful horn-spiced cover of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)" and a more vibrant and percussive original singalong, "Here's the Plan" (enhanced by Matt Howden's subtle violin, Mike Cosgrove's graceful organ and piano, and Lou Dalgleish's charming backing vocals). His pop-Cajun jaunt "Let the Waves Break on Your Face" shows off King's spirited rock side as well. The two bonus track demos feature the singer's James Taylor-esque voice with minimal accompaniment, allowing him to share his rich emotion and romance largely unadorned.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2007
Label: Floating World
UPC: 5039104031240
catalogNumber: 31

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Weston King   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Harmony
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Vocals
Jackie Leven   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Shaker,Finger Drum
Herb Pedersen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Vocals
Ron Sexsmith   Vocals
Lou Dalgleish   Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Matt Howden   Violin
Mike Cosgrove   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Strings,Trumpet,Accordion,Cornet,French Horn,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Pump Organ,Drones,Music Box
Steve Jackson   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Timpani,finger cymbals
David Wrench   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Michael Hamilton   Composer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Composer
Lou Dalgleish   Composer
Jim Spencer   Producer,Engineer
Michael Weston King   Composer,Producer

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