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Very open lyrics complement the soft Nashville sound of this album.
Live Oak is a classic vulnerable song that makes you stop and listen.
I bit of lead guitar livens it up but not too much, just a few low riffs.
Shame there is one blatant use of f****** in song 4 because it prevent general open play around the house. But there again he was singing about someone dying of Cancer so I suppose that deserves a big fat f*******
I am a huge fan of Jason's input into the Drive by Truckers and have followed him closely since his departure from them. After buying 'live from Alabama' in 2013 (a truly great live album) i was expecting great things from 'Southeastern', i am not disappointed.... There are at least half a dozen songs on this album that could be career defining for a lesser songwriter than Jason Isbell,such is his talent. Joined on fiddle by his wife Amanda,there is a general country feel to the album but what shines through ,as always, are the lyrics.Isbell is a wonderful storyteller and in 'Elephant' he has written possibly the most heartbreaking song ever about living and dying with the spectre of cancer. 'Southeastern' is probably my favourite album of the last couple of years and i listen to everything from folk through to metal.....Great songs played by fantastic musicians are just that-regardless of genre.
Sounds amazing. I'm playing it in the background now ........can you hear it?
If you are already looking into this on amazon you probably have some idea of how good it is, if not stream it now. I guarantee on the first listen you will commit to buying this record from one of the most amazing songwriters around. The vinyl comes in a very nice heavyweight sleeve and sounds crisp and fresh on the pressing that I received.
The disc arrived in perfect condition and the packaging was very convenient. The sound quality was great and I think I would recommend this for music fans, specially country and folk music. It's a really good album to listen to.
Having admired (rather than loved) much of DBT's records and some of the solo work that emanates from the band I was swayed to try out the new album by metacritic's rating. I was prepared to be disappointed. I was wrong. This is a flawless record with honest emotional connection throughout. A triumph.