Langhorne Slim When the Sun's Gone Down (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 30, 2008
- Label: Narnack Records
Uncut - p.1024 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 24-year-old's razor-like keen takes in everything from Foggy Mountain breakdown to freewheelin' Fred Neil-isms..."
Magnet - p.117"[The songs] show a jaunty, determined sense of songwriting..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.60Ranked #8 in Mojo's "Top Ten Underground Albums Of 2005."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.984 stars out of 5 - "[I]mbued with vitality and life by Langhorne's unique vocal chords, his winning way around words and a talent which suggests he's only just getting warmed up here."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.In the Midnight
- 2.Set Em Up
- 5.The Electric Love Letter
- 6.And If Its True
- 7.Hanshaw Shuffle (Drunken Horse)
- 9.I Ain't Proud
- 10.Loretta Lee Jones
- 11.By the Time the Sun's Gone Down
- 12.Hope and Fulfillment
- 13.I Will
- 14.Checking Out
- 15.I Love To Dance
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Catching Fireflies
- 2.Crazy Elephant
- 3.She Played Piano
- 4.I've Been All Around
This is a deluxe two-disc reissue of the Brooklyn-based bluegrass and folk revivalist Langhorne Slim's well-received 2005 album, adding five unreleased tracks to the original's 15. The preternaturally gifted songsmith plays with both heart and talent on his sleeve, with real enthusiasm (and no traces of opportunism) for the bluegrass sound. And WHEN THE SUN'S GONE DOWN might well be his best all-around collection: there's the usual flying-finger banjo and steel-string virtuosity on tracks like "In the Midnight" and "And If Its True," beautiful high-range vocal trills on "Mary," and touching ballads like "Checking Out," among many other highlights.
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