Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

 (Deluxe)



Total download size: 2.60GB Total play length: 2:09:00

Cover art included, liner notes not included

With a touch of Robyn Hitchcock in his vocal timbre, a smidgen of Steve Earle in his narratives and instrumental writing, and a heap of Gram Parsons in the fullness of his overall sound and structure, Ryan Adams steps well above Whiskeytown with Heartbreaker, his solo debut. By turns raucous, wistful, raspy, and simply sweet, Adams makes the most of a top-shelf acoustic band, including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and even a guest spot from Emmylou Harris on the tenderly yearning "Oh My Sweet Caroline." There's little dependence on the usual alt-country twang and a far more rounded sense of textures here (the multiple vocal tracks on "Amy," for example, sound Beatles-esque), with glockenspiel, organ, and more signaling a sonic field of extensive depth. His spare guitar and stretched-thin vocal delivery alternate smartly with a bigger-shouldered guitar and throaty voice, never leaving behind a band conception straight out of Parsons's oeuvre. Adams signals occupancy of the post-alt-country vanguard—if there is such a thing.



Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
My Winding Wheel
AMY
Oh My Sweet Carolina
Bartering Lines
Call Me On Your Way Back Home
Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
Come Pick Me Up
To Be The One
Why Do They Leave?
Shakedown On 9th Street
Don't Ask For The Water
In My Time Of Need
Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st)
Hairdresser On Fire
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
Petal In A Rainstorm
War Horse
Oh My Sweet Carolina
Come Pick Me Up
Punk Jam
When The Rope Gets Tight
When The Rope Gets Tight
Goodbye Honey
In My Time Of Need
Bartering Lines
Come Pick Me Up
To Be The One
Don't Ask For The Water
In My Time Of Need
Goodbye Honey
Petal In A Rainstorm
War Horse
Locked Away

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