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  • Audio CD (April 2, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • ASIN: B00BCJR9FC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

2013 album from this band led by M.C. Taylor. Haw is an album of 11songs about family, faith, and an ill-prophesied future, an artifact almost as archaic, lovely and seldom heard today as directional commands for beasts of burden. Taylor once lived hard by the Haw River with his wife Abigail and their son Elijah but he doesn't live there anymore. Having followed the slipstream to the relative bustle of nearby Durham, North Carolina, he has composed a new clutch of tunes that conjure the half-remembered dreams of peace promised by our pasts.

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Nice inner sleeve.
Jenie Rolff
Plain beautiful music, that's what it is.
Frantz Frantz
Cool, really like it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jenie Rolff on May 29, 2013
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I am reviewing the vinyl here. Let's get the non-musical bit out of the way first. The cover is simple and homey; reminds me a bit of "Wake of the Flood". Nice inner sleeve. Heavy, QUIET vinyl. In fact, a great slab of vinyl. Really a great pressing and really well-mastered. Full of dynamics and clarity.

Now to the music. I must admit I have always love Taylor's vocal stylings, dating back to early Court and Spark, his previous band he had with Scott Hirsch. As much as I loved The Court and Spark, which is quite a bit, I really adore HGM. The songs are so laid back, unhurried, casual, yet well-constructed. Having only heard the album a handful of times, I find myself really digging it.

I won't do a song by song analysis here for two reasons. One, I am not familiar enough with individual songs, and secondly, this is certainly album oriented music. Think 1972. Americana, but like Gram Parsons, acoustic 68-72 Stones, A bit of J.D. Souther, that kind of thing. That AWESOME kind of thing.

Now if I could only find a copy of their first LP!

This is a sweet, heartfelt album I am so looking forward to getting to know very well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frantz Frantz on May 17, 2013
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Plain beautiful music, that's what it is. I kind of liked the previous recordings, but this one is going very far - I cannot even think of a genre I would put that record in. It's going to sit on my CD shelf with a dozen of CDs I call "great stuff I listen all the time"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 11, 2013
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Hiss Golden Messenger features M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsh from the ruins of San Francisco band The Court & Spark who disbanded in 2007. They have recorded a range of albums which improve on every outing ploughing deeply into a laudable tradition of Americana. This draws on multiple sources not least one part of Little Feat, a shot of Steely Dan and Traffic, a smattering of Grateful Dead and a good old dollop of Lampchop. Having reviewed 2011's excellent "From Country Hai East Cotton" it is pleasing to report an even more consistent recording with "Haw". The presence of rising stars of the alt country scene in the USA such as William Tyler, Bowerbirds, Megafaun and Black Twig Pickers on the record add to this musical chemistry and widen the bands musical parameters. All in all it makes this record a very satisfying if not stunningly original listening experience.

The songs are well constructed and whittle away at your sensibilities on repeated listens until you find yourself singing the lines and pressing the repeat button. The excellent "Sufferer (Love My Conqueror)"s is such a beast, with a nasty groove in the background underpinning a spiritual country song that screams class. The pure country of "I've Got a Name for the Newborn Child" has a nice flat-picking guitar accompaniment and rolls along sweetily. More desolate is the blues hymn "Devotion" which has echoes of Neil Young and a melody so haunting you should call Ghostbusters. Perhaps the best thing on here comes mid point in the acoustic wonder that is the intriguingly titled "The Serpent is kind (Compared to man)" which owes a clear debt to the deceptively rustic simplicity of the Band. The Irish style jaunt and a dog barking that commences "Hark Marker (glory rag)" signasl a nice if rather unessential instrumental.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wearyconsumer on April 16, 2013
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Got this in a stack o' promos I was gonna sell on Amazon. There's not much modern music that moves me but the packaging and name of band intrigued me so I put it in the player and lo and behold it is a keeper! Grand and raw at the same time, both melancholy and uplifting. Power psych. Rootsy without being hackneyed. Adding it to my small 21st century collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Dexter on April 19, 2013
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This is my favorite of all the Hiss Golden Messenger/Court & Spark albums. It really made me go back and listen to the other stuff with a greater appreciation, too.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fred on April 17, 2013
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I am struck by the quality of this album. Within a frame of traditional American music, the sound is inventive; lovely and unexpected at times and lyrically stunning. For me, this is one of the best records of 2013 thus far (April). I find it even better than Poor Moon, which I thought was wonderful.
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By peter on November 14, 2013
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I love HGM but this album is half as good as Poor Moon. I recommend you buy both and listen for yourself.
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