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The first of two albums (as in, the first to be laid down on tape) is titled I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning; a country-tinged mlange of Conor's finest acoustic songs, featuring guest vocal appearances from Emmylou Harris and Jim James (My Morning Jacket).
Conor Oberst is running on dangerous ground: getting his first Dylan comparisons at age 12, frolicking with Winona Ryder, releasing two separate albums at once. Didn't he learn anything from Ryan Adams's mistakes? It's a good thing he can write such haunting, intimate songs. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (released simultaneously with Digital Ash in a Digital Urn) is the album the Omaha native has always threatened to make, channeling his country rock influences into articulate, witty ballads that come to life with gorgeous harmonies supplied by Emmylou Harris. The tumbling "We Are Nowhere and It's Now" might be his first actual masterpiece, while the words of album closer "Road to Joy" ("I could've been a famous singer if I had someone else's voice/ But failure's always sounded better") indicate that Oberst might have his head screwed on right after all. -- Aidin Vaziri
|1. At The Bottom Of Everything|
|2. We Are Nowhere And It's Now|
|3. Old Soul Song (For The New World Order) - (with Emmylou Harris)|
|5. Train Under Water|
|6. First Day Of My Life|
|7. Another Travelin' Song|
|8. Land Locked Blues|
|9. Poison Oak|
|10. Road To Joy|
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he loved it! He's a huge bright eyes fan it came on time and there was no damage to the record!Published 2 months ago by Ashley Ortiz
My favorite Bright Eyes album! My boyfriend has this CD in his car and I noticed it started skipping so I ordered it again so we have a backup now!Published 4 months ago by Sara R. Spiegel
I was worried that it would skip due to some of the reviews but it works wonderfully!
And, no surprise here, Mr. Oberst is brilliant and his music is beautiful.