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Midnight Souvenirs

Peter WolfAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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For some, Peter Wolf is the energetic singer of a handful of major hits for The J. Geils Band--“Centerfold,” “Freeze Frame,” and “Love Stinks.” For others, he’s the genre-spanning solo artist whose 2002 album Rolling Stone ranked among its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Yet those highlights barely scratch the biographical surface of a man who ... Read more in Amazon's Peter Wolf Store

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  • Audio CD (April 6, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0030E5NKK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,532 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Peter Wolf's Rootsy New Album Midnight Souvenirs Captures Late Night Magical Moments. Midnight Souvenirs...the heartbeat of secret love behind closeddoors...whispers in the dark long after the lights go downlow...melodies drifting in from a downtown honky-tonk. It's the beginning...or the end...and anything goes. Midnight Souvenirs, Peter Wolf's seventh solo album is a continuation of the singer-songwriter's distinctive and eclectic tales that brighten and interpret a world gone noir. Following in the tracks of Wolf's Sleepless, which was honored by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the '500 greatest albums of all-time,' the new collection gives hope to the love-wounded and promises "there's still time for the midnight wine," even if "sometimes you heal, sometimes you're scarred."

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"I never obsess about the commercial aspect of my music, just like with my artwork," says Wolf, also an accomplished painter whose art world connections have included Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Director David Lynch. "What matters is if the painting is interesting to keep or show to somebody. It's the same with the songs; you hope people will make an emotional connection. I absorb the influences and reshape them," he says. "The act of creation is what gives meaning to my life and keeps me going--in music and in art."

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Again - He Nails It! April 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The only reason I listen to Peter Wolf was that I read a GLOWING review in Rolling Stone back when his album "Fool's Parade" came out by the founder and publisher of RS, Jann Wenner. He never reviews anything, and he basically said it was one of the greatest things he had ever heard. Now, of course I grew up listening to some J. Geils, but I didn't know Peter Wolf AT ALL.

That album was fantastic, as well as his follow-up "Sleepless." When I read recently it had only sold 40k copies, I was blown away. That's insane. I have played his music for people over the years, and everybody who has listened, says how great he is. I mean, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards played on his last album. That's not an easy pair to score.

On this album, he has duets with Merle Haggard, Neko Case, and Shelby Lynne. If you're hesitant at all about buying this album, just go online and search for his recent performance with Shelby Lynne on Jimmy Fallon. You'll find it pretty easily, and I can say that I actually prefer the live version to the studio, and the studio version is great.

But if you're reading this, you probably already know who Peter Wolf is, and love him. So, do this instead. Get this album for a friend. Or just play it for your wife or best friend. More people need to know who he is, beyond the guy who sang "Love Stinks."

Peter Wolf is amazing. End of story.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Peter Wolf's first new release in eight years will instantly make fans realize just how big a hole his absence left in their lives. It will also make you long for a time when cool rock music was everywhere, could be heard regularly on the radio, and didn't need adjectives to claim it independent of the mainstream - it was the mainstream. Wolf's solo works have always retained the fire of his earlier sides with the J. Geils Band, but they were also the product of an adult voice. Together with longtime producer Kenny White, Wolf's crafted a sleek album of rock music that draws heavily on its R&B, soul and blues roots. He's written or co-written all but one of the fourteen tracks, and covers Alan Toussaint's "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky." The latter is a perfect vehicle for the Wolf showmanship.

Wolf duets on the opening "Tragedy" with Shelby Lynne, calling, responding and harmonizing as a couple dancing passionately on the razor's edge between reconciliation and extinction. The song opens with Wolf singing against rich guitars, giving listeners a moment to luxuriate in the qualities of his voice. But as Lynne and the band kick-in, she proves herself the perfect foil and the arrangement builds and subsides with the song's exhilarated and exhausted emotions. Romantic turmoil and opportunities are considered alongside Wolf's thoughts on mortality. "There's Still Time" is resolute in making the best of current opportunities, while "Lying Low" looks forward. The themes twine together in "Green Fields of Summer," a duet with Neko Case that realizes the actions and relationships of the here and now echo into the hereafter.

Mostly it's women that are on Wolf's mind.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary - He's back April 8, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The music of Peter Wolf belongs to my life for more than 35 years, and like old wine, he's getting better all the time. J. Geils was great but Pete solo is the best.
This new album is everything you can expect from music: heartache, tears and move ass. Just like "Sleepless" it burns to my heart, great voice, great lyrics, great music, great songs.

Please Mr. Wolf, don't let us wait another 8 years.

Many greetings

Jürgen from Herkenrath, Germany
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait a minute, I never felt that on you before. April 16, 2010
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Peter Wolf is 64, and I think about how interesting it would be to hear him today perform "Centerfold" or "Piss On The Wall". Now that would be something. However, Mr. Wolf has taken another direction, one less traveled, and less filled with radio hits. He has become quite the accomplished musical artist, and I reserve a place in my enormous pantheon of music I listen to, just for him.

Yes, his seventh solo album, "Midnight Souvenirs", is a continuation of that maturation process that began in 1996 with "Long Line". Peter opens himself up even more here by working with Shelby Lynne, Neko Case and Merle Haggard. This time mining an alt-country, blues, soul vibe, and he does this extremely well. The album as a whole is greater than its individual parts. There are no stand alone tracks here, instead they all work together to make a solid recording. There are no pop hits to be found, but there are some might good tracks like "Watch Her Move", "Lying Low", "The Green Fields Of Summer", "Always Asking For You", "Overnight Lows" and "It's Too Late For Me".

Before listening to "Midnight Souvenirs", I went back to J. Geils and listen to some of their work, and then went album by album starting with 1984's "Lights Out" all the way up to 2002's "Sleepless". It's quite a trajectory. I am glad Mr. Wolf is doing his own thing now, far from the greedy pockets of the popular music biz (I know, he's on Verve records, but I consider them at least non-mainstream).

Four stars because, well, it's a great album, don't get me wrong, but there are no really memorable songs here, just pleasant ones, and that's not a bad thing.

Here's how "Midnight Souvenirs" compares to Peter's other works:

1984 Lights Out: Three Stars
1987 Come As You Are: Three Stars
1990 Up To No Good: Three Stars
1996 Long Line: Four Stars
1998 Fool's Parade: Four Stars
2002 Sleepless: Four Stars
2010 Midnight Souvenirs: Four Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good. Buy it
Very good. Buy it. Peter is an old timer and was a member of a group from the '60's but I cannot recal the band right now. Google Peter Wolf and it will come up.
Published 11 days ago by Scott H. Lindemann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Really solid album, "Tragedy" & "I Don't Wanna Know" are really stand outs. Great stonesy style rock n roll, there are a couple of stinkers but definitely worth... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dr. Dingus Von Dink
5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
Peter wolf CD shows collection of songs when he is right on his game !! A lot of great tunes on here.collection.
Published 15 months ago by Judith A. Calbi
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed
Peters voice is top notch. but not the songs. Feilds of summer is the best. i listened a couple otimes. Maybe I'll listen one more time
Published 22 months ago by ozman
5.0 out of 5 stars Midnight Maddness: Peter Wolf serves up an American Treasure
For some of us, Peter Wolf's voice is a significant part of the soundtrack of our lives. Growing up in Worcester, MA, it was impossible to not be exposed to the music of The J. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Richard Sage
4.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic collection...but good
If you like Peter Wolf's other recordings, you'll probably like at least some of this disc. There are some tracks with a definite country sound, which ain't my thing, but there... Read more
Published on June 2, 2012 by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSICIAN AND A GREAT ALBUM
AGAIN, MISTER PETER WOLF CREATED A WONDERFUL ATHMOSPHERE OF A COLLECTION OF REALLY RYTHMAN AND BLUES SONGS. WHAT A RECORD!
Published on March 12, 2012 by JPASSOS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
The J. Geils Band, one of the best blues-rock party bands ever (and one that should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but I digress), broke up 30 years ago. Read more
Published on February 21, 2011 by JR Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Best record of 2010....period
I lost track of Peter Wolf since the J.Geils band disolved. When I saw this CD online and listened to some sound clips, I thought this might be an alright record. Well.... Read more
Published on January 8, 2011 by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
Terrific recording. I continue to be amazed at both the music and the writing. The more one listens to it, the more it attaches to one's core.
Published on January 3, 2011 by Mood
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