The True False Identity [DualDisc]

The True False Identity [DualDisc]

by T Bone Burnett

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Overview

The True False Identity [DualDisc]

Since T Bone Burnett hasn't made an album of his own original music since 1992, filling the time with such side projects -- so to speak -- as the multi-platinum soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?, it's not surprising that he would return with a vengeance. Even so, the power that leaps from the grooves of The True False Identity is something to be reckoned with. The intensity is unmistakable from the opening notes of "Zombieland," on which Burnett manages to render reggae's usually plangent rhythms into a tense foundation for a tale of cultural disconnection. That's a running theme throughout the disc, one that Burnett drives home in various ways -- most intriguingly, the brusquely clipped spoken-word delivery of songs like "Palestine, Texas," which ends with him intoning, in mantra-like fashion, the belief that "this version of the world will not be here for long / it is already gone." Burnett also ramps up the passion in purely musical ways, lacing songs like "Blinded by the Darkness" -- which contrasts his own version of Christianity with the markedly less tolerant strain proffered by right-wing fundamentalists -- with stinging, angular guitar work, both his own and that of Marc Ribot. The ardor is there even when topics turn to matters of the heart, as evidenced by the slow-burning blues "Seven Times Hotter than Fire," a song of perseverance that stalks stealthily before exploding in a cascade of gnarled sound. Burnett never descends into purposeful ugliness, however, and as such The True False Identity resounds with positivity; it's a clarion call, not a scream in the darkness.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768152324
catalogNumber: 81523

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Zombieland
  2. Palestine Texas
  3. Seven Times Hotter Than Fire
  4. There Would Be Hell to Pay
  5. Every Time I Feel the Shift
  6. I'm Going on a Long Journey Never to Return
  7. Hollywood Mecca of the Movies
  8. Fear Country
  9. Baby Don't You Say You Love Me
  10. Earlier Baghdad (The Bounce)
  11. Blinded by the Darkness
  12. Shaken Rattled and Rolled

Disc 2

  1. Zombieland
  2. Palestine Texas
  3. Seven Times Hotter Than Fire
  4. There Would Be Hell to Pay
  5. Every Time I Feel the Shift
  6. I'm Going on a Long Journey Never to Return
  7. Hollywood Mecca of the Movies
  8. Fear Country
  9. Baby Don't You Say You Love Me
  10. Earlier Baghdad (The Bounce)
  11. Blinded by the Darkness
  12. Shaken Rattled and Rolled
  13. Earlier Baghdad (The Bounce)
  14. Shaken Rattled and Rolled
  15. An Acquired Past

Album Credits

Performance Credits

T Bone Burnett   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass
Marc Ribot   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Buzz Clifford   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Carla Azar   Drums
Keith Ciancia   Piano,Keyboards
Dennis Crouch   Upright Bass
Bill Maxwell   Drums
Danny Moore   Background Vocals
Sam Phillips   Background Vocals
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Reese Clifford   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Composer
Bob Neuwirth   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Composer,Producer
Mary Maurer   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Jesse Dylan   Director

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