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T-Bone Burnett with Joan Baez – Silver Mantis ; 16 May 1976 (Rolling Thunder Revue)

During Bob Dylan‘s famous Rolling Thunder Revue of 1976, T-Bone played ‘Silver Mantis’ at just about every show. Here is one of the best quality recordings.

T-Bone’s introduced by Dylan, who gets the name of the song wrong!

Joan Baez provides the excellent harmony vocals.

A very odd track this – later covered by Dylan acolyte Kris Kristofferson – more like the plot to a Manga story than a song by a Texas musician!

An excellent track, nonetheless!

This was originally released by Burnett’s The Alpha Band.

Seito lived in the canyon of the dragons
Sashiko lived in the valley of the moon

They met along the highway to Aomeri
where danger in the forest loomed

Sashiko dressed in silks and dreamed of heroes
She was carried in a hammock draped and veiled
Her father was a cruel and brutal warlord
who fearful kept her in a shell

Seito he was but a lowly servant
but his master knew him to be true and brave

When he happened on the scene of her abduction
he sent her captors to their graves

Seito guarded Sashiko to her palace
he had no thought of ransom to conceal
She took him in and washed his cuts and bruises
and laid him softly down to sleep

When morning came she rose to tell her father
Of the stranger who had ruined the kidnap plot
But jealous and enraged her father seized him
and chained him in the dungeon dark

Sashiko’s tears flowed like the river Edo
as she pleaded Seito’s freedom face to floor
But the warlord turned his back
and would not hear her

His mercy withered years before

When night fell she crept down into the dungeon
Two daggers hidden underneath her coat
And there they slept in death by harakiri
her father’s chains around them both

T Bone Burnett – Silver Mantis – RTR

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8yWp7-OEZqs

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December 4, 2008 Posted by | Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Music_ClassicRock, T-Bone Burnett, _ART, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Elvis Costello – Wake up Maggie (Palin-Thatcher) / SPIKE

cartoons © roykeanz, 2008

When England was the whore of the world,

Margaret was her madam

Mad Maggie’s being resurrected lately!

The only touchstone that can fully describe the uber right-wing sentiments of bimbo Polar Palin!

Who’d have thought some mad nazi bitch with potentially limitless power would crawl out of some Alaskan sewer and almost make Mad Maggie Thatcher look liberal! Almost!

That Thatcher was one evil, right-wing cunt!


Thatcher wreaked untold havoc in her own country and across vast tracts of the world;

  • in Britland, she tried to decimate the working class – and to a large extent succeeded (e.g. forcibly ruining the livelihood of thousands of miners, dismantling the unions, etc),
  • in Northern Ireland (e.g. refusing to give basic rights to IRA prisoners, resulting in the deaths of many prisoners by horrific hunger-strike and also ultimately leading to the rise of IRA power; authorising deaths squads to kill certain individuals with views contrary to hers; overseeing a government which gave confidential police information on suspected IRA members to Protestant Terrorist murder gangs; etc. etc.),
  • in the Malvinas Islands (staging an insane war over a piece of uninhabited Argentinian rock in the Atlantic in order to win an upcoming election!)
  • and further afield (being a big supporter of evil tyrant Pinochet, backing senile Ronny Reagan’s crazy campaign of supporting tyrannical right-wing despots in numerous places from Chile to Salvador to Guatemala to SE Asia!)!

There’s loads more shit too if I wanted to waste more time remembering! But I don’t!

Is this mad evil hag still alive?


Elvis Costello famously wrote the bile filled “Tramp the Dirt Down” in the bitch’s honour on his 1989 LP Spike which we post below.

Costello’s ultimate dream therein is that “… when they finally put you in the ground, I’ll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down” !!

Why don’t you tell us how you really feel, Elvis?!!

This track makes Lennon’s great “How do you Sleep?” seem like a nursery rhyme!!

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I saw a newspaper picture from the political campaign
A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously in pain
She spills with compassion, as that young child’s
Face in her hands she grips
Can you imagine all that greed and avarice
Coming down on that child’s lips

Well I hope I don’t die too soon
I pray the lord my soul to save
Oh Ill be a good boy, I’m trying so hard to behave
Because theres one thing I know, Id like to live
Long enough to savour
Thats when they finally put you in the ground
I’ll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down

When England was the whore of the world
Margaret was her madam
And the future looked as bright and as clear as
The black tarmacadam
Well I hope that she sleeps well at night, isn’t
Haunted by every tiny detail
cos when she held that lovely face in her hands
All she thought of was betrayal

And now the cynical ones say that it all ends the same in the long run
Try telling that to the desperate father who just squeezed the life from his only son
And how its only voices in your head and dreams you never dreamt
Try telling him the subtle difference between justice and contempt
Try telling me she isn’t angry with this pitiful discontent
When they flaunt it in your face as you line up for punishment
And then expect you to say thank you straighten up, look proud and pleased
Because you’ve only got the symptoms, you haven’t got the whole disease
Just like a schoolboy, whose head’s like a tin-can
Filled up with dreams then poured down the drain
Try telling that to the boys on both sides, being blown to bits or beaten and maimed
Who takes all the glory and none of the shame

Well I hope you live long now, I pray the lord your soul to keep
I think Ill be going before we fold our arms and start to weep
I never thought for a moment that human life could be so cheap
cos when they finally put you in the ground
They’ll stand there laughing and tramp the dirt down

Elvis Costello – Spike
mp3 @ 192 Kbit/s
Total size : 58,7 MB
Released February 14, 1989
Recorded 1987-1988

Genre : Rock
Total time : 00:41:30
Producer Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen & T-Bone Burnett

I gotta say that I was a huge Elvis fan in the late eighties (I was about 9 at the time! … Really!), but this one didn’t do much for me.

However, returning to it these decades later, it seems better than I had originally remembered.

Tracklisting

1….This Town
2. Let Him Dangle
3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
4. Veronica
5. God’s Comic
6. Chewing Gum
7. Tramp The Dirt Down
8. Stalin Malone
9. Satellite
10. Pads, Paws And Claws
11. Baby Plays Around
12. Miss Macbeth
13. Any King’s Shilling
14. Coal-Train Robberies
15. Last Boat Leaving

Download:

Spike.rar


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September 17, 2008 Posted by | Elvis Costello, France, John McCain, Margaret Thatcher, Music_Chanson, Renaud, Roykeanz, Sarah Palin, T-Bone Burnett, UK, _CARTOON, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

T Bone Burnett – Discography

T Bone Burnett – Truth Decay [1980], Trap Door (EP) [1982], Proof Through The Night [1983] & Behind The Trap Door (EP) [1984]

We seem to be posting a lot of TBB stuff of late.

We kinda like him … but only like!

I got into him via his collaborations with Elvis Costello years ago. Especially on the great King of America, which I was addicted to for a while back then! And I had most of these on cassette back in the day!

Anyway, here’s more TBB. Some of these were perhaps posted before but these have different bitrates/ hosts.

But this is the first time in years and years I’ve played his stuff. And it generally still holds up, I’m happy to say!

We thank frisiansotherfavorites for the postings!

Despite critical acclaim as a performer, the rootsy singer/songwriter T Bone Burnett earned his greatest renown as a producer, helming recording sessions for acts ranging from Roy Orbison and Elvis Costello to Counting Crows and Sam Phillips. Born Joseph Henry Burnett on January 14, 1948, in St. Louis, MO, he grew up in Fort Worth, TX, soaking in the area’s indigenous blend of blues, R&B, and Tex-Mex sounds. Instead of attending college, he opted to open his own Fort Worth recording studio, while also performing in a series of blues bands; in the early ’70s he relocated to Los Angeles, producing sessions for Glen Clark and Delbert McClinton.
After recording his own 1972 debut, The B-52 Band & the Fabulous Skylarks, Burnett toured with Delaney & Bonnie before befriending Bob Neuwirth, a singer/songwriter known for his ties to Bob Dylan. Three years later, Dylan invited Burnett to play guitar on his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. After the Revue concluded, he and fellow Rolling Thunder alumni Dave Mansfield and Steve Soles founded the Alpha Band, releasing their eponymous debut in 1977. Spark in the Dark followed later that year, and like its predecessor failed to find commercial favor; when 1978’s Statue Makers of Hollywood met a similar fate, the Alpha Band split, and Burnett returned to his solo career.

He resurfaced in 1980 with the acclaimed Truth Decay, which, like all of his solo work, found its lyrical center in his spiritual concerns. A move to Warner Bros. followed for 1982’s Trap Door EP, and 1983’s full-length Proof Through the Night featured guests Pete Townshend, Ry Cooder, and Richard Thompson. Still, commercial success eluded him, and so he continued working as a producer, overseeing highly regarded records like Los Lobos’ How Will the Wolf Survive?, Marshall Crenshaw’s Downtown, and the BoDeans’ Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams.

After recording a self-titled 1986 solo effort, Burnett agreed to produce The Turning, an album for the successful Christian pop singer Leslie Phillips. The album won wide acclaim even from secular outposts, but it was to be Phillips’ last overtly religious release; instead, she began performing under her nickname, Sam, and with Burnett’s aid landed a deal with the Virgin label for 1987’s acclaimed The Indescribable Wow. Prior to recording her 1991 LP, Cruel Inventions, Phillips and Burnett wed, and he remained in the producer’s seat for her later efforts, including 1994’s Martinis & Bikinis and 1996’s Omnipop. Despite his additional success manning albums like Elvis Costello’s masterful 1986 effort King of America as well as producing the star-studded 1987 Roy Orbison tribute Black & White Night, Burnett continued his solo career; like earlier efforts, 1988’s The Talking Animals won raves from the press but failed to find an audience outside of his devoted cult following.

His output dwindled as his production work increased, and only in 1992 did he release a follow-up, the Spartan Criminal Under My Own Hat. Instead, Burnett remained one of the most prolific and distinctive producers of his day, crafting successes like Costello’s Spike, Counting Crows’ August and Everything After, the Wallflowers’ Bringing Down the Horse, and Gillian Welch’s Revival.

Burnett’s public profile took a huge leap in 2001 when he served as composer and music producer for the Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? as well as producing the soundtrack album from the film, which became somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, selling close to nine million copies and earning Burnett four Grammys. He partnered with the Coen Brothers to form DMZ Records in 2002, and the label has released several soundtrack albums either produced or executive produced by Burnett, including Cold Mountain, A Mighty Wind, Crossing Jordan, and The Ladykillers. Burnett finally released an album of new original material, The True False Identity, in 2006 on Sony, which that same year also released a 40-song retrospective set spanning Burnett’s entire career, Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett. Tooth of Crime followed in 2008 on Nonesuch Records. [Allmusic.com]

Truth Decay [1980]


Track list;
[01] Quicksand. 3:54
[02] Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk. 3:40
[03] Boomerang. 4:15
[04] Love At First Sight. 4:11
[05] Madison Avenue. 2:33
[06] Driving Wheel. 3:13
[07] Come Home. 4:27
[08] Power Of Love. 2:53
[09] House Of Mirrors. 3:30
[10] Tears Tears Tears. 2:32
[11] Pretty Girls. 4:03
[12] I’m Coming Home. 4:01

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Trap Door (EP) [1982]


Track list;
01 – Hold On Tight. 3:39
02 – Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend. 3:01
03 – I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance. 3:44
04 – A Ridiculous Man. 3:48
05 – Poetry. 3:37
06 – Trap Door. 4:06

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Proof Through The Night [1983]


Track list;
[01] The Murder Weapon. 4:27
[02] Fatally Beautiful. 4:17
[03] After All Those Years. 3:05
[04] Baby Fall Down. 2:57
[05] The Sixties. 5:23
[06] Stunned. 3:46
[07] Pressure. 3:27
[08] Hula Hoop. 3:11
[09] When The Night Falls. 3:51
[10] Hefner And Disney. 3:46
[11] Shut It Tight. 2:57
[12] Art Movies [Bonus]. 2:48

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Behind The Trap Door (EP) [1984]


Track list;
[01] Strange Combination. 3:45
[02] Amnesia & Jealousy (Oh Lana). 4:48
[03] Having A Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her. 4:01
[04] The Law of Average. 2:30
[05] My Life & The Women Who Lived It. 5:17
[06] Welcome Home, Mr Lewis. 3:32

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Pop, T-Bone Burnett, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

T-BONE BURNETT : Trap Door + Behind The Trap Door(EPs 82-84)

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T-BONE BURNETT : Trap Door
[EP](1982) @VBR

Following a short stint with Takoma Records, T-Bone Burnett moved back into the majors with a 1982 release for Warner Bros., the six-song EP Trap Door.

Whereas his previous record, Truth Decay, had the feel of an early Sam Phillips recording for Sun Records, rap Door is filled with tight, radiant folk-rock. Fronting the same basic lineup (Davids-Mansfield, Miner, and Kemper), Burnett adorns this batch of provocative tunes with shimmering guitar hooks, crafty rhythms, and an astute sense of detail and subtlety to create some of the most irresistible pop of his career (check out his terrific cover of the Marilyn Monroe standard “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”).

“Hold on Tight,” a message of love and mercy, is pure ’60s pop, while “I Wish You Could’ve Seen Her Dance” opens with what could be a lyrical update of “I Saw Her Standing There” and then proceeds to recollect a conversation with a beautiful dancer set to a propulsive, shifting rhythm and an engaging melody.

The title track closes the record with a half-spoken array of life’s contradictions before an infectious chorus diverts your attention, only to arrive at the stark warning, “Watch out for the trap door.” Intelligent and compelling, Trap Door is well worth hunting down.

Review by Brett Hartenbach

Tracklisting

01.Hold on Tight
02.Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
03.I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance
04.A Ridiculous Man
05.Poetry
06.Trap Door

T Bone Burnett/ Guitar, Vocals
Charles Duncan/ Vocals
Tommy Funderburk/ Vocals
David Kemper/ Drums
David Mansfield/ Guitar
David Miner/ Bass
Mark Saffan/ Vocals
Steven Soles/ Vocals
Billy Swan/ Vocals

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[EP] (1984) @VBR

Behind the Trap Door, T-Bone Burnett’s fourth recording (his second EP) following the breakup of the Alpha Band, is a varied collection of material that includes collaborations with Bono, Bob Neuwirth, and Richard Thompson.

The record, with its stripped-down and decidedly uncommercial sound, along with the inclusion of a soundtrack instrumental and a cut recorded prior to 1980’s Truth Decay sessions, has the feel of a career filler for Burnett (he was between major labels).

This by no means suggests that Behind the Trap Door is without its charms. The opener, “Strange Combination,” is pure Burnett, with its impressionistic spoken lyric over a chunky acoustic guitar and clanging percussion. “Amnesia and Jealousy (Oh! Lana)” and “The Law of Average” are infectious acoustic pop, while the winsome instrumental “Welcome Home, Mr. Lewis,” written with Thompson, closes the record nicely.

Fans of T-Bone Burnett’s work will find pleasures throughout Behind the Trap Door, although it’s by no means an essential piece of his catalog.

-Review by Brett Hartenbach

Tracklisting

01.Strange Combination
02.Amnesia and Jealousy (Oh! Lana)
03.Having a Wonderful Time Wish You Were Her
04.The Law of Average
05.My Life and the Women Who Lived It (No. 1)
06.Welcome Home, Mr. Lewis

http://www.zshare.net/download/18396511cdede3d4/

Alex Acuña/ Percussions
Steve Berlin/ Saxophone
Stephen Bruton/ Producer, Musician
T Bone Burnett/ Guitars, vocals, Producer
Stephen Burton/ Producer
Reggie Fisher/ Producer
David Kemper/ Drums
David Mansfield/ Guitar
David Miner/ Bass, Producer
Billy Swan/ Keyboards

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T-Bone Burnett : Proof Trough The Night (1983) @320

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T-Bone Burnett : Proof Trough The Night (1983)
Mp3@320

Review by Brett Hartenbach;

Proof Through the Night, T-Bone Burnett’s first, and last, full-length release for Warner Bros., is an ambitious take on the state of the union and times, personified by various fallen characters. To some, his persistent morality may come across as being a bit cold or even self-righteous, but further investigation reveals an underlying empathy for the individuals, even if a cynicism for the times in which they live is expressed.

And if Burnett may seem tough, don’t think he excludes himself from the same scrutiny. In cuts such as “Pressure” and the record’s best song, “Shut It Tight,” he sees himself as “just an ordinary man,” struggling with the same sorts of questions, temptations, and contradictions as, for instance, those of the protagonist in the record’s centerpiece, “The Sixties.”

Musically, he serves his tales of “beautiful, wealthy, young divorcees,” fallen women, and victims of times where we “keep all the bad, destroy all the good” on a bed of vibrant, guitar-driven rock & roll and folk, even lacing spoken parables such as “Fatally Beautiful,” “The Sixties,” and “Hefner and Disney” with subtle hooks and enticing nuances and choruses.

Like T-Bone Burnett’s other Warner Bros. release, Trap Door, Proof Through the Night is smart, tight, insightful, and unfortunately not yet available on CD.

Guests include Pete Townsend, Mick Ronson, Richard Thompson, the Williams Brothers, and Ry Cooder.

Tracklisting

01.The Murder Weapon
02.Fatally Beautiful
03.After All These Years
04.Baby Fall Down
05.The Sixties
06.Stunned
07.Pressure
08.Hula Hoop
09.When the Night Falls
10.Hefner and Disney
11.Shut It Tight

Personnel:

T Bone Burnett/ Guitar, Vocals
Ry Cooder/ Guitar
Jeff Eyrich/ Producer
Dennis Kirk/ Engineer
Stan Lynch/ Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
David Mansfield/ Guitar
Jerry Marotta/ Drums
David Miner/ Bass
Mick Ronson/ Guitar
Steven Soles/ Vocals
Richard Thompson/ Guitar
Pete Townshend/ Guitar
The Williams Brothers/ Vocals
Andrew Williams/ Guitar, Vocals
Masakazu Yoshizawa

Here she be:

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September 10, 2008 Posted by | Mick Ronson, Music_ClassicRock, Pete Townsend, Richard Thompson, Ry Cooder, T-Bone Burnett, the Williams Brothers, _MUSIC | 3 Comments

T-Bone Burnett – The Talking Animals (1988)

T-Bone Burnett – The Talking Animals (1988)
92.4 MB @ 320 kbps, 40:31

Interesting outing from the man who, as legend has it, was an important contributing factor to Bob Dylan’s road to the weird world of the “Born Again”! OK … shall we forgive TBB for helping make a creative wreck of the greatest songwriter of modern times (no pun!)? Course fucking not! We’re not Born Againers!!

Guess this guy will be rushing out to vote polar Palin into office!

Anyways, some star turns here from Bono, Peter Case and a few more … including former Pogue – and former Mrs Elvis Costello – Cait O’Riordan!

Following a brief brush with country music, T-Bone Burnett’s seventh solo release, The Talking Animals, continues the studio rock he began in 1983 with Proof Through the Night.

Burnett once again starts with basic rock, pop, and folk roots, which he wastes no time in subverting, adding assorted twists along the way. Along with co-producer and guitarist David Rhodes, he colors a foundation of steady rhythms driven by drummer Mickey Curry and bassist Tony Levin with affected and atmospheric guitars, as well as Mitchell Froom’s various keyboards.

One exception is the Van Dyke Parks-arranged “Image,” with its swirling strings and one verse repeated in four different languages by Burnett and three guest vocalists (Cait O’Riordan, Ruben Blades, and Ludmilla).

Here he sheds the bounds of the standard pop song format to create a piece that seems to have sprung from a Weill-Brecht musical. Lyrically, The Talking Animals, like his best work, can be scathing, searching, and surreal. Burnett explores uncertainty, longing, fear, lust, fantasy, greed, and eventually justice and mercy in his quest for “The Wild Truth” (the title of one of the album’s best tracks). Often criticized for preaching, Burnett seems to ask as much of himself as he does of the cast of characters here, even allowing one of them to denounce him in the wonderful final cut, “The Strange Case of Frank Cash and the Morning Paper” (although it’s T-Bone Burnett who gets the last word).

Even with a few less than stellar songs, The Talking Animals is a strong, inspired record. Bono, Peter Case, and Tonio K. each co-write with Burnett, as well as lending support on vocals.

– Brett Hartenbach

When I first found Burnett’s The Talking Animals on vinyl back in the 1980’s, I really enjoyed this album, especially the song “The Wild Truth” without realizing that this album was about his faith and other human interests. Now that I share his faith, I enjoy it much more than the oh-so-obvious Christian rock that is popular today. The subtleties behind all the tracks of this album make this CD re-release worth the monetary price.

I particularly enjoy the tracks “Image” (with it’s multi-lingual translations), “Purple Heart”, “Relentless” (about God’s grace, BTW) and the vastly underrated “Frank Cash and the Morning Paper”, the latter of which is a wickedly subtle take on the “does God exist” debate with a dash of Rod Serling in the lyrics for subtlety’s sake.

At the time this album was first released, Burnett was listed on the Christian charts. Now, he joins his subsequent brother-in-Christ Kevin Max as two of the “heretics” who chose more alternative songwriting styles over the more mainstream Christian artists’ trend towards feeding the industry beast. Burnett refuses to hit listeners over the head with a cross-shaped two-by-four, preferring to let his lyrics sink in slowly in hopes the the seeds he sows may someday take root. :

– Amazon Customer Comment

Biography by Jason Ankeny:

Despite critical acclaim as a performer, the rootsy singer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett earned his greatest renown as a producer, helming recording sessions for acts ranging from Roy Orbison and Elvis Costello to Counting Crows and Sam Phillips. Born Joseph Henry Burnett on January 14, 1948, in St. Louis, MO, he grew up in Fort Worth, TX, soaking in the area’s indigenous blend of blues, R&B, and Tex-Mex sounds. Instead of attending college, he opted to open his own Fort Worth recording studio, while also performing in a series of blues bands; in the early ’70s he relocated to Los Angeles, producing sessions for Glen Clark and Delbert McClinton.
After recording his own 1972 debut, The B-52 Band & the Fabulous Skylarks, Burnett toured with Delaney & Bonnie before befriending Bob Neuwirth, a singer/songwriter known for his ties to Bob Dylan. Three years later, Dylan invited Burnett to play guitar on his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. After the Revue concluded, he and fellow Rolling Thunder alumni Dave Mansfield and Steve Soles founded the Alpha Band, releasing their eponymous debut in 1977. Spark in the Dark followed later that year, and like its predecessor failed to find commercial favor; when 1978’s Statue Makers of Hollywood met a similar fate, the Alpha Band split, and Burnett returned to his solo career.

He resurfaced in 1980 with the acclaimed Truth Decay, which, like all of his solo work, found its lyrical center in his spiritual concerns. A move to Warner Bros. followed for 1982’s Trap Door EP, and 1983’s full-length Proof Through the Night featured guests Pete Townshend, Ry Cooder, and Richard Thompson. Still, commercial success eluded him, and so he continued working as a producer, overseeing highly regarded records like Los Lobos’ How Will the Wolf Survive?, Marshall Crenshaw’s Downtown, and the BoDeans’ Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams.

After recording a self-titled 1986 solo effort, Burnett agreed to produce The Turning, an album for the successful Christian pop singer Leslie Phillips. The album won wide acclaim even from secular outposts, but it was to be Phillips’ last overtly religious release; instead, she began performing under her nickname, Sam, and with Burnett’s aid landed a deal with the Virgin label for 1987’s acclaimed The Indescribable Wow. Prior to recording her 1991 LP, Cruel Inventions, Phillips and Burnett wed, and he remained in the producer’s seat for her later efforts, including 1994’s Martinis & Bikinis and 1996’s Omnipop.

Despite his additional success manning albums like Elvis Costello’s masterful 1986 effort King of America as well as producing the star-studded 1987 Roy Orbison tribute Black & White Night, Burnett continued his solo career; like earlier efforts, 1988’s The Talking Animals won raves from the press but failed to find an audience outside of his devoted cult following. His output dwindled as his production work increased, and only in 1992 did he release a follow-up, the spartan Criminal Under My Own Hat. Instead, Burnett remained one of the most prolific and distinctive producers of his day, crafting successes like Costello’s Spike, Counting Crows’ August and Everything After, the Wallflowers’ Bringing Down the Horse, and Gillian Welch’s Revival.

Burnett’s public profile took a huge leap in 2001 when he served as composer and music producer for the Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? as well as producing the soundtrack album from the film, which became somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, selling close to nine million copies and earning Burnett four Grammy awards. He partnered with the Coen Brothers to form DMZ Records in 2002, and the label has released several soundtrack albums either produced or executive produced by Burnett, including Cold Mountain, A Mighty Wind, Crossing Jordan, and The Ladykillers.

Burnett finally released an album of new original material, The True False Identity, in 2006 on Sony, which that same year also released a 40-song retrospective set spanning Burnett’s entire career, Twenty Twenty: The Esssential T-Bone Burnett.

Tracklisting :

01. The Wild Truth
02. Monkey Dance
03. Image
04. Dance, Dance, Dance
05. The Killer Moon
06. Relentless
07. Euromad
08. Purple Heart
09. You Could Look It Up
10. The Strange Case Of Frank Cash And The Morning Paper

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September 10, 2008 Posted by | Bono, Music_ClassicRock, Peter Case, T-Bone Burnett, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

T-Bone Burnett – T-Bone Burnett (1986)

T-Bone Burnett – T-Bone Burnett (1986)
Genre: Folk Rock | MP3 VBR Avg. 243 kbps | 77 MB | 45 min.

A great solo work from the gangly Texan and pal of Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello!

Yap, he’s the one responsible for Bob becoming all freaky Born-Again, and later for breaking up the Attractions! Apparently!

There was a very good piece about him in a recent edition of Uncut Magazine. Check it out!

Long tall Texan T-Bone Burnett has one of those nasal, Dylanish voices that you might call an acquired taste. Still, once you’ve gotten past that initial barrier to entry, you’re hooked.

On this eponymous release, T-Bone takes the neotraditional high road: there’s not an electrified note to be heard. Instead he’s assembled an acoustic ensemble to die for, including dobro wizard Jerry Douglas, fiddler Byron Berline, and Los Lobos’ Dave Hidalgo. The songs–particularly “River of Love” and “Shake Yourself Loose”–are smart, lovely, and low-key. And even the bits that T-Bone clearly tossed off on the way to the studio receive eloquent performances.

Jerry Douglas fans, please note: the disc includes two unaccompanied, CD-only tracks by the Slide Ruler himself, who makes Burnett’s melodies sound more desolate and Appalachian than usual.

– Amazon

T-Bone Burnett’s self-titled fourth album is the most austere and uncluttered project he’s released to date, quite a switch from the high-concept folk-pop of his best-known work. Recorded and mixed live to two track in four days, T-Bone Burnett is subtle but strong, with a warm, natural acoustic sound that’s gentle but surprisingly full-bodied, and the production is the perfect match for the songs, especially on the beautiful “River of Love,” which is among Burnett’s finest moments on record.

Backed by a superb acoustic band (including David Hidalgo, Jerry Douglas, Byron Berline, and Jerry Scheff), Burnett’s vocals are in superb form here, and while the album is a bit short on top-shelf T-Bone originals (half the album’s songs are either covers or collaborations), what is here is compelling and listenable.

T-Bone Burnett in many ways sounds like a casual project sandwiched between Burnett’s “real” albums, but one listen confirms it’s still the work of a major talent.

– Mark Deming

Texas native T Bone Burnett is celebrated for his production efforts on the behalf of Gillian Welch, Counting Crows, and Elvis Costello.

His solo albums released in the ’80s and early ’90s on Warner Brothers and Columbia didn’t sell, but they generated a fair share of mostly positive press (doubters are put off by the righteous air of some of his songs).

This self-titled country-folk gem from 1986, however, is as good as anything in Burnett’s extensive oeuvre, even if few people have heard it. Exceptional originals (the ought-to-be-classics “River of Love” and “I Remember”) are expertly sequenced with faultlessly chosen covers (Tom Waits’s “Time,” Bob Neuwirth’s “Annabelle Lee,” the country standard “Poison Love”). Sidemen David Hidalgo and Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas shine without showboating and Burnett has never sounded so guileless and relaxed.

-Steven Stolder

Tracklisting

01. River Of Love
02. Poison Love
03. Shake Yourself Loose
04. No Love At All
05. Annabelle Lee
06. I Remember (Instrumental)
07. I Remember
08. Little Daughter
09. Oh No Darling
10. Time
11. Little Daughter (Instrumental)
12. Song To A Dead Man
13. The Bird That I Held In My Hand

Here’s the long man:

Big thanks to the original poster

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