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Trouble [180 Gram Vinyl]
     

Trouble [180 Gram Vinyl]

by Ray LaMontagne
 

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The first thing that grabs you is the voice. Rough yet instantly gripping, soaring in its passion, immediate in its authenticity; a lived-in vocal tone that speaks of hard times and hope. Then the quality of the writing hits you and you realize you're in the presence of a shining new talent. Ray LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter whose music can call to mind other

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The first thing that grabs you is the voice. Rough yet instantly gripping, soaring in its passion, immediate in its authenticity; a lived-in vocal tone that speaks of hard times and hope. Then the quality of the writing hits you and you realize you're in the presence of a shining new talent. Ray LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter whose music can call to mind other memorable troubadours including Van Morrison, Ted Hawkins, David Gray, and even Tracy Chapman, yet LaMontagne always remains his own man. Working hand-in-hand with producer Ethan Johns -- famed for his work with Ryan Adams and Counting Crows, Johns provided the majority of the instrumental textures supporting LaMontagne's guiding acoustic guitar -- LaMontagne burrows deep into his songs, turning each performance into a compelling narrative replete with drama and emotional release. Accessible and distinct melodies harnessed by well-constructed hooks keep each song from descending into hermetic personal reverie. The sincerity of LaMontagne's emotive delivery and his unflinching honesty as a songwriter stand in recognizable contrast to the bathetic navel-gazing of his peers. As one listen to this impressive debut will announce, Ray LaMontagne is the real deal.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886973984413
catalogNumber:
739844
Rank:
18685

Tracks

  1. Trouble
  2. Shelter
  3. Hold You In My Arms
  4. Narrow Escape
  5. Burn
  6. Forever My Friend
  7. Hannah
  8. How Come
  9. Jolene
  10. All the Wild Horses

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