Loudon Wainwright III Recovery

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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Yep Roc Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.88
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Wainwright's voice sounds better than ever, adding the weight of history to songs that were poignant to begin with."
Dirty Linen - pp.86-87
"Projecting the kind of depth acquired only through experience, the father of Rufus and Martha brings a fresh interpretation to still-potent songs about alcoholism, parenting, and dealing with fame."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.112
3 stars out of 5 -- "'School Days' stands out as a poignantly melodic rumination on childhood, the acerbic 'Be Careful There's A Baby In The House' is quintessential Wainwright....Enduringly engaging music."
Paste (magazine) (pp.60-61) - "With the help of producer Joe Henry, Loudon Wainwright III has been excavating his own past, and he's disgorged some hibernating gems from his first four albums, revisiting ghosts that haunted him 35 years ago."


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Personnel: Loudon Wainwright III (vocals, guitar); Greg Leisz (guitars, pedal steel guitar, mandolin); Joe Henry (acoustic guitar); Bill Frisell (electric guitar); Patrick Warren (piano, pump organ, keyboards); David Piltch (bass guitar); Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ryan Freeland.
Though he was never able to live down his unfortunate tag as "the new Dylan" when he emerged in the 1960s, Loudon Wainwright III recorded some incredible music during that time, and has continued to do so since. RECOVERY finds the 21st-century Loudon Wainwright III digging into his back catalogue to revisit, and re-record, some of that material.
Many of Wainwright's '60s gems are here, including "Man Who Couldn't Cry," "New Paint," and the heartbreaking "Motel Blues." Working with a full band and producer Joe Henry, Wainwright brings the wisdom of the intervening years to bear on these old-school classics, making for a listening experience that's both fresh and familiar.
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  • Sales Rank: 59,252
  • UPC: 634457218123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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