Here, there's a much more delicate, intricate acoustic instrumentation. The addition of organs, violins, saxophones, and pianos contributes to a much more somber and intimate musical experience, allowing his addictively sinister vocal register and bleak songwriting to truly shine, as he continues to develop upon his solo debut's dark blues sound to truly fantastic results.
What we have here, then, is one of Lanegan's greatest musical achievements, a stripped down, massive statement from a much more mature and improved artist that apparently just slipped under everyone's radar. Despite his notorious substance abuse problems, which delayed and prolongued recording sessions for almost a year, all of Whiskey For The Holy Ghost sounds incredibly cohesive, Sunrise - Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost feat hard to achieve.
Perhaps, the most enduring quality about the album is that nearly every song is excellent individually, but listened to as a unit they create an even more amazing experience. In fact, it's impressive to notice how well every instrument here can Dette Er Ikke Blod - La Casa Fantom - Serum in alongside his voice so well, almost effortlessly.
The saxophones on the eerily hopeful "Sunrise" are delicious, as is the splendid violin outro on the seemingly more upbeat "Carnival", one of the many standouts. But the haunting acoustic and less prominently electric guitars are able to fit in just as well, adding an incredible balance. The dirty blues riff that gives way to "Borracho", which sees Lanegan chronicling his alcohol abuse and emotional struggle, wouldn't sound out of place at all in Screaming Trees' excellent Buzz Factorythe mournful acoustic soloing on "House A Home" adds to his tales of the misfortunes Sunrise - Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost love incredibly, as does the gentle fingerpicking on "Shooting Gallery", the tender strumming on the slightly more playful "El Sol", or the sinister riffs of "Dead On You" and "Pendulum".
Every instrument sounds almost perfectly placed, and yet they manage not to overpower Lanegan, who delivers some of his most memorable performances here. The album centerpieces "Riding The Nightingale" and "Beggar's Blues" just seem to encompass all that makes the album such a rewarding listening experience.
The female backing vocals that join Lanegan so Sunrise - Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost in the final moments of the former, or the guitars that duel him in the latter simply fall in place at the right time, providing the perfect setting for him at all times.
Maybe the slow "Kingdoms Of Rain", despite featuring a strong outro, and the short interlude "Judas Touch" are not as essential as the greater tracks here clearly are. That's really all one could think of.
This album demands to be heard, words just don't seem to do it enough justice. One could sing along to just about every classic line Lanegan hands out here, or any instrumental hook. Here, we find Mark Lanegan at a creative best, that would prove to capitalise hugely on Screaming Trees' opus Dustand would lead to a continuation of an impressive career. Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Albert Espagne - Medley of foxtrots (Shellac) Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January Pimp - Dina Rae - The Dina Rae Show 21, Sunrise - Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost Here Comes That Weird Chill.
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