Tired Pony - Ghost Of The Mountain (CD)

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Rock & Pop
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    The Ghost of the Mountain
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    602537444229
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Naxos
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    602537444229
    Previews
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'I Don't Want You As A Ghost' immediately reels you in with a subtle, beguiling keyboard hook..."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Don't Want You As A Ghost
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'm Begging You Not To Go
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Blood
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] The Creak In The Floorboards
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] All Things All At Once
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wreckage And Bone
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] The Beginning Of The End
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Carve Our Names
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ravens And Wolves
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Punishment
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] The Ghost Of The Mountain
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Your Way Is The Way Home
    Country
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Duration
    47m 34s
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Don't Want You as a Ghost
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'm Begging You Not to Go
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Blood
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Creak in the Floorboards, The
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] All Things All at Once
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wreckage and Bone
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Beginning of the End, The
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Carve Our Names
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ravens and Wolves
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Punishment
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Ghost of the Mountain, The
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Your Way Is the Way Home
    Notes

    Recording information: The Garage, Topanga Canyon, CA.
    The second long-player from Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody's alt-country project Tired Pony, Ghost of the Mountain goes a little light on the country, despite the pastoral production and the comforting presence of some weepy, mountainous pedal steel. Closer in timbre and texture to some of his meal ticket band's less meaty offerings, the 12-track collection nearly gets by on warmth alone. Lightbody's expressive yet even-tempered voice is the perfect match for unassuming sunset anthems like the evocative "All Things All at Once," the gently anthemic, group vocal-led "Blood," and the softly addled, keyboard-heavy opener "I Don't Want You as a Ghost." Starker numbers like the gentle, fingerpicked "Wreckage and Bone" and stoic closer "Your Way Is the Way Home" successfully marry the open road Americana that so obviously compels him to the overcast English folk-rock of artists like Gravenhurst, Mark Knopfler, and even Richard Hawley (minus all the reverb), resulting in something that feels a little like Coldplay unplugged. That said, Snow Patrol fans will find much to love here, as Lightbody has crafted a record that sounds enough like 2011's Fallen Empires that it feels like a twang-kissed companion piece rather than an entirely new project, and while his imagery-laden, generally safe distillation of American roots rock leans harder on the AOR/soft rock side of the railroad tracks, it's a train that is worth boarding for a stop or two, if only to admire the lovely view. ~ James Christopher Monger

    Distributor
    n/a
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Tired Pony
    Artists
    1. Tired Pony
    Date Released
    2013-08-01 00:00:00
    Engineer
    Matt Bishop; Sam Bell

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