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Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

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Gillian Welch
Time (The Revelator)

Label Acony
Erstveröffentlichung 01.08.2001
Format CD
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 14,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
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Gillian Welch und ihr Partner David Rawlings haben mit Acony ein eigenes Label gegründet und mit ”Time (The Revelator)” ihr drittes Album direkt selbst veröffentlicht. Auch die ersten beiden wurden auf Acony wiederveröffentlicht. Wie sie die beiden Platten aus den Fängen des Majors befreit hat, ist mir ein Rätsel.

„Time (The Revelator)“ ist extremst sparsam aufgenommen, zwei alte, dünn-klingende Gitarren und Gillian´s unnachahmliche Stimme. Aber mehr braucht es nicht, um diese Geschichten zu erzählen. Dass sie es tatsächlich schaffen, mit so geringem Einsatz Songs wie „Revelator“ (620 Min.) oder das abschließende „I Dream A Highway“ (14:40!) auf Spannung zu halten, ist noch ein Extralob wert.

Eine ganz feine Sache!

Review

“The considerable promise carried forth on Gillian Welchþs first two albums is thoroughly fulfilled on Time (The Revelator). Welch has traded the guidance of her previous producer, T-Bone Burnett, for the sympathetic studio skills of her longtime guitarist-harmony singer David Rawlings, who loosens the reins just enough to allow moments of spontaneity to sparkle within the duoþs spare, eloquent playing. "Revelator" is an instant classic, perhaps the first great folk song of the 21st century. "I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll" is three minutes of Louvins/Everlys-style bliss. "April the 14th, Part 1" haunts its historical context with an achingly melancholy melody. It all leads up to the epic 14-minute "I Dream a Highway," one of the finest closing tracks ever put on record.” (Peter Blackstock of No Depression)
“Forget the wagon-jumpers: Gillian Welch has been excavating arcane musical Americana far longer than the recent vogue towards all things old, weird and made in the mountains championed by hip reissues and innovative Hollywood filmmakers. Her well-worn, acoustic-minded songwriting style has been rooted predominantly in a past-time of sepia-toned photos and real-life myths, connected to the present only via T-Bone Burnettþs modern production style. Well, no more. On Time (The Revelator), Welch and her partner, guitar-paying maestro David Rawlings, have taken a sonic step backward while thematically tying the scope of history into a package that takes into account the short memories of todayþs modern music listeners, as well as the folks who ravenously guard their grandparentsþ collections of 78 RPM records. Timeþs a classic for today and any other day. Few sounds appear besides the duoþs vocals and string instruments, bringing to mind the folk-country of the Carter Family and the acoustic blue ragas of John Fahey - the editorial savvy of the former melding effortlessly with the Appalachian mysticism of the latter. Inside Welchþs psyche, songs about the Titanicþs peril and Elvisþ American dream are part of a single communal fabric, the desire to sing about rock þnþ roll can act as a revelator as naturally as watching the river flow, and the promised landþs just around the bend.” (CMJ)
”Gillian Welchþs first two albums, Revival (1996) and Hell Among the Yearlings (1998), were compressed musical metaphors of mountain-girl innocence and rural longing, and ranked with the best American roots albums of the Nineties. Her third album - which follows the triumph of her contributions to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack - has more gorgeous reinventions of Appalachian sounds, old Anglo influences and haunting themes of remorse and redemption. Each of the ten tracks on Time (The Revelator) is silhouetted by a smoky melancholia that allows no false light to shine through. Welchþs voice is slow and forgiving, like molasses poured from a Mason jar. Standout numbers such as "My First Lover," "Red Clay Halo" and "Dear Someone" are all homespun warmth, but there is one very unlikely number on Time: Welch and partner-producer David Rawlings rip it up on "I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll," which was recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Welch also documents the Kingþs reckless abandon on "Elvis Presley Blues," proving that even a country balladeer can fantasize about running wild.” (Rolling Stone US. 3 ½ Stars)

Tracklisting
1. Revelator
2. My First Lover
3. Dear Someone
4. Red Clay Halo
5. April the 14th. Part I
6. I Want To Sing That Rock And Roll
7. Elvis Presley Blues
8. Ruination Day
9. Everything Is Free
10. I Dream A Highway
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