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karl blau

Introducing Karl Blau

bella union



cd

Released: 13th May 2016

£9.99

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limited blue lp + download

Released: 13th May 2016

£18.99

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the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music - A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness & hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 60s & 70s.

the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))) & more. Blau’s deeply sonorous voice (akin to lambchop's kurt wagner), brings a wonderful warmth to these modern arrangements of country songs, recasting the Nashville sound in a new light. A sense of emergence from the shadows of loss, loneliness, infidelity & melancholy runs through 'Introducing Karl Blau'. The record, all covers, is a crate-digger’s feast of forgotten hits & deeper cuts; most of them from the Nashville country-soul renaissance in the late 1960s & early 70s – Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bond, Allen Reynolds. Other songs are from the Bee Gees ('To Love Somebody'), Link Wray ('Fallin’ Rain'), or Townes Van Zandt ('If I Needed You').

Introducing Karl Blau

Tracklist

  1. That’s How I Got To Memphis
  2. Six White Horses
  3. Fallin' Rain
  4. Let The World Go By
  5. If I Needed You
  6. Woman (Sensuous Woman)
  7. Dreaming My Dreams
  8. To Love Somebody
  9. Homecoming
  10. No Regrets