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RELEASE DATE: 2003
01. Lay Me Down
04. God Bless Mom
05. New Partner
06. Tomorrows Too Long
07. Listen Girl
09. Fitzcarraldo [live]
From Frost's The Road Not Taken to Kerouac's On The Road, concepts of life
progression and travel are ubiquitous in the artistic world. This mix of b-sides,
rarities, covers and live material has been drawn from a variety of sources.
Opening with Lay Me Down the album includes all the tracks on the Headlong
EP (including the wonderful covers of Will Oldham's 'New Partner' and Mic Christopher's
'Listen Girl') and the live version of 'Fitzcarraldo' from the Breadcrumb Trail.
The previously unreleased 'Sickbeds' also gets an outing. Thematic parallels
could be drawn here with the Egon Schiele-inspired 'Santa Maria'. The track
is a melting pot of styles from its spoken word intro to its echoey distorted
guitars, woven together in a rich sonic tapestry in classic Framesian style.
From the Lay Me Down EP, the country-tingled melodic canter of 'Tomorrow's
Too Long' features with its co-flipside 'Rise', which builds layer upon layer
of raw acoustica and soul-bearing lyric into an intense emotional climax.
Recorded in various studios everywhere from the US and France
to the Czech Republic via Ventry this eclectic mix is an aural treat not to
Influences / Similar Artists:
U2, Prayer Boat, Power Of Dreams, Belmondo