Double vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of the 2000 debut solo album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter and former leader of Whiskeytown. 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. 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.
(Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrisey)
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
My Winding Wheel
Oh My Sweet Carolina
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)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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