Still

Still

Artist: Marc Minkowski

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Format: CD
Label: FANTASY
Genre: Rock/Pop
Released: 06/23/2015
UPC: 888072372740

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Still
Still

Artist: Marc Minkowski
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1. She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
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2. Beatnik Walking
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3. Patty Don’t You Put Me Down
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4. Broken Doll
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5. All Buttoned Up
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6. Josephine
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7. Long John Silver
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8. Pony In The Stable
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9. Where’s Your Heart
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10. No Peace, No End
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11. Dungeons For Eyes
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12. Guitar Heroes
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13. Fork In The Road
14. Wounding Myself
15. The May Queen
16. Don’t Take It Laying Down
17. Fergus Laing
18. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: I. Entr'acte Et Choeur Du Sommeil: Dormons, Dormons
19. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: II. Les Heures
20. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: III. Reveil Des Dieux Et Couplets De Diane: Par Saturne, Quel Est Ce Bruit
21. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: IV. Dialogue: Ah! Pauvre Acteon!
22. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: V. Rondo-Saltarelle De Mercure: Eh Hop! Eh Hop!
23. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: VI. Dialogue: Et Pluton?
24. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: VII. Entree De Pluton Et Des Furies: Salut Au Puissant Maitre
25. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: VIII. Air En Prose De Pluton: Heureuses Divinites
26. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: IX. Dialogue: As-Tu Bientot Fini
27. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: X. Choeur De La Revolte: Aux Armes
28. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: XI. Dialogue: Une Sedition!
29. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: XII. Rondeau Des Metamorphoses: Pour Seduire Alcmene
30. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II: XIII. Dialogue: Je Suis A Bout De Forces!
31. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II (Final): I. Il Approche! Il S'approche!
32. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act I, Part II (Final): II. Gloire! Gloire A Jupiter

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1. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: I. Entr'acte
2. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: II. Couplets Des Regrets: Ah! Quelle Triste Destinee
3. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: III. Dialogue: Voila Deux Jours Que Je Suis Seule
4. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: IV. Couplets Du Roi De Beotie: Quand J'etais Roi De Beotie
5. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: V. Dialogue: Va-T'en, Je Te Dis, Tu Sens Le Vin
6. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: VI. Couplets Des Baisers: Pour Attirer Du Fond De Sa Retraite
7. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: VII. Dailogue: A La Une...A La Deux...A La Trois
8. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: VIII. Duo De La Mouche: Il M'a Semble Sur Mon Epaule
9. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: IX. Ah, Je Le Savais Bien
10. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: X. Ballet Des Mouches: Galop
11. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part III: XI. Entr'acte
12. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: I. Choeur Infernal: Vive Le Vin! Vive Pluton
13. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: II. Allons, Ma Belle Bacchante
14. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: III. Hymne A Bacchus: J'ai Vu Le Dieu Bacchus
15. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: IV. Maintenant, Je Veux
16. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: V. Menuet: La La La. Le Menuet N'est Vrainment Si Charmant
17. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: VI. Galop Infernal: Ce Bal Est Original
18. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: VII. Dialogue: Et Maintenant, Fuyons
19. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: VIII. Dialogue: La Position Se Tend
20. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: IX. Dialogue: Oui, Je Suis Convaincu
21. Orphee Aux Enfers, Act II, Part IV: X. Final: Ne Regarde Pas En Arriere!

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By Andrew Lee for Easy Street Records

If you don’t know who Richard Thompson is for some reason, then I’ll start by saying this - if you’re looking for pretty vocals you might want to look elsewhere. For pretty vocals from a singer/songwriter with the last name Thompson, look up Teddy Thompson, Richard Thompson’s son, who sometimes plays and records with his dad and is an accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right. Teddy is the type of singer whose voice is familiar with the adjective “golden.” His father, Richard, is a much more, shall I say, "human” singer. Fortunately Richard is a guitar wizard and a first-rate songwriter. He is also a witty and wizened old folkie from the sixties, who is now in HIS sixties, but who remains in full command of his guitar playing and songwriting powers on this, his 42nd album, titled Still.

About half of this album had to grow on me, and about half was instantly appealing, which is actually a nice balance. Enough low hanging fruit to attract me to the tree and keep me there long enough to notice something desirable is also growing in the upper branches.

And now, without further ado, I present: ANDREW’S ALBUM OPINION AWARDS for Still by Richard Thompson

Most quickly addictive guitar hook = “Long John Silver”, though "Beatnik Walking” and “No Peace, No End” are pretty great too...

Prettiest acoustic guitar work = “Josephine"

Least likably sung word = the word “doll” on “Broken Doll”, (nearly a tie with the word “hand” on “Dungeons for Eyes”)

Best autobiographical story song = “Guitar Heroes"

Greatest variety of musical styles in one song = “Guitar Heroes"

Song most likely to be skipped over by me = “Dungeons for Eyes"

Song I initially didn’t care for that began to grow on me the most = “Where’s Your Heart"

Music that most reminded me of music from another song by another artist = opening guitar on “Beatnik Walking” / “Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel

Most noteworthy guitar soloing = “Patty Don’t You Put Me Down” for the tumbling and trips and bends. Well, let’s call it a tie with “She’s All Buttoned Up.” Wait, what about “Pony in the Stable?” And what about the epic, unravelling chimey-ness of “She Never Could Resist a Winding Road?” Oh man, “Long John Silver is really cool too - how that electric guitar digs low and then sprouts another personality about 3/4 through...

Best singing with a British accent = “She Never Could Resist a Winding Road” I didn’t like it at first, but this is nice to hear actually - so many singers don’t sing with much trace of their native accent, as if they’re playing the part of an American pop singer…or maybe it has something to do with how the mouth works singing vs. talking - I don’t know - whatever the reason, it feels true and authentic to hear some accent in there...

I imagine fans of Richard Thompson will find plenty to enjoy on Still, and for those who may be new to his world, if you like folk, rock, virtuoso guitar work (both acoustic and electric), acerbic wit, failed relationships, English nostalgia and romance, songs about pirate con men...and 1960’s recording artists who have influenced hordes of contemporary musicians and who've still got it after all these years, then this latest offering from Richard Thompson might just be your cup of tea.

Psst...Wilco fans, this one's produced by Jeff Tweedy.