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David Blue - These 23 Days In September (1968)



Artist: Devid Blue
Album: These 23 Days In September
Label: Wounded Bird
Catalog#: WOU 6296
Format: CD Album
Released: July 17, 2007
Country: US
Genre: Folk, Pop/Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:36:46




If Blue's second album was not nearly as much of a cultural artifact as his 1966 Elektra debut, which went to embarrassing extremes in its Bob Dylan imitation, it was of greater artistic merit. Most importantly, Blue sang far better, though he still wasn't a great singer, with far fewer of the glaringly off-key notes that had bedeviled his first LP. As both a singer and songwriter, he was still Dylanesque, but was becoming far more his own man, as a world-weary commentator with a growing country influence. Certainly the title song far outstrips anything on David Blue, sounding something like a combination of Dylan and early Leonard Cohen, its haunting minor melody enhanced by judicious touches of accordion and sitar. Nothing else on the record is as affecting, and some of it's rather pedestrian, minor Dylanesque stuff, in fact. But it's not obnoxious, and sometimes the music's rather good, as in "Ambitious Anna," which like some of the other tracks have a border feel. On such tunes, Blue seems like a peer or even slight antecedent to somber cowboys like Townes Van Zandt. The remake of "The Grand Hotel," a highlight of his first album, is sung better here, but has a sparer, less interesting arrangement. - Richie Unterberger


 • Tracklist:

01. These 23 Days in September - 5:22
02. Ambitious Anna - 3:24
03. You Need A Change - 3:05
04. The Grand Hotel - 4:04
05. The Sailor's Lament - 4:17
06. You Will Come Back Again - 3:32
07. Scales For A Window Thief - 5:45
08. Slow And Easy - 3:24
09. The Fifth One - 2:45

      Produced by : Gabriel Mekler
      Executive producer: Andy Wickham
      Musical director: Robert Rafkin
      Arrangers: Stuart D. Cohen & Robert Rafkin
      Recorded at American Recordings Inc.
      Photography: Henry Diltz
      Art direction: Ed Thrasher


Personel:
David Blue - guitar, vocals
Bob Rafkin - guitar
Clarence White - guitar
and other...

 
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