Rehearsals for Departure

Rehearsals for Departure

by Damien Jurado
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Rehearsals for Departure

In the rush to embrace the latest next-big-things, it's artists like Damien Jurado who much too often get lost in the shuffle. Once upon a time, a singer/songwriter of Jurado's depth and grace would have been anointed "the new Dylan", but today he's lucky if his brand of darkly beautiful folk-pop gets noticed at all. Rehearsals for Departure, Jurado's second full-length effort for Sub Pop, deserves a much better fate. A gifted lyricist with a comparable knack for melody, his songs are simple but remarkably affecting, with an uncanny knack for unlocking the deeper meaning in the mundane details of everyday life. Highlights like the opening "Ohio" and "Letters and Drawings" are evocative portraits of urban malaise, while the rollicking "Honey Baby" sounds like nothing so much as a long-lost honky tonk classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1999
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787044027
catalogNumber: 440

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Damien Jurado   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Steve Berlin   Flute,Saxophone
Mike Musburger   Drums
Ken Stringfellow   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Concertina,Background Vocals,Mellotron
Sarah Shannon   Background Vocals
Erika Jacobs   Cello
Aaron Mlasko   Drums
Blake Wescott   Guitar,Percussion,Trumpet,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vibes

Technical Credits

Ken Stringfellow   Producer,Engineer
Damien Jurado   Composer
Aaron Warner   Engineer
David Bazan   Drawing
Blake Wescott   Producer,Engineer

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Rehearsals for Departure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this as a promo CD for my work with one of bn's competitors. I put it away at first because I thought it was just some starving artist with no talent... a night later I gave it a listen, and then another... and after that I didn't stop listening to it, and I introduced 2 people to the CD who went out and bought it themselves..