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Second Contribution

Shawn PhillipsAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002G9T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She Was Waitin' For Her Mother At The Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It's...
2. Keep On
3. Sleepwalker
4. Song For Mr. C.
5. The Ballad Of Casey Deiss
6. Song For Sagittarians
7. Lookin' Up Lookin' Down
8. Remedial Interruption
9. Whaz'zat
10. Schmaltz Waltz
11. F Sharp Splendor
12. Steel Eyes

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting October 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Any album that has a track named "She Was Waitin' For Her Mother at the Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It's Getting Too Heavy to Laugh" has to be interesting. This is the first track of a four-track suite with "Keep On", "Sleepwalker" and "Song for Mr. C". This sets the tone for the entire album.
Phillips has that late sixties folk sound to him with a twist, kind of on the same level as Mason Williams. Like Williams, Phillips is strong in orchestration, mixing horns and strings eloquently and seamlessly as is showcased on "Schmaltz Waltz". But, he is simply amazing when it comes to his lyrics. Simply put, they're poetic. He also has a great voice. He rings on soft ballads like "Steel Eyes" and "The Ballad of Casey Deiss", he performs a melodic type of scat on "Remedial Interruption", and his rapid staccato bursts on "Keep On" and "Whaz' Zat" emphasize his lyrics.
This is a good album from a great musician. The only complaint that I have is that the lyrics do not appear in the liner notes as they did on the vinyl cover years ago.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex emotions wrapped in intelligent lyrics. October 10, 1999
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTHTL, I was completely blown away by the content and the tremendous vocal virtuosity of Shawn Phillips. Everybody has loves that die and then want to rekindle. Only Shawn has addressed this in a manner that is both hopefull and bittersweet. I have long forgotten the lover the song represented for me, I have never forgotten Shawn's music. If more people would listen to and adhere to some of the guiding principles of Shawn's basic tenets this would be a better world. One line, in particular, says it all: "The art is gone of kind exception."
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second Contribution April 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Back in the 1970's, I wore this, and other Shawn Phillips' albums, out as I played them over and over and over again. They were like a guiding light for me. For hours I would sit and paint while inspired by the music of "Second Contribution". Recently I bought the CD and listened to it again. It's been over 20 years since I've heard this music and, what do you know!?! I'm yet again moved by the timeless compositions that inspired so much years ago and, yes, I'm still painting as I listen to "Second Contribution" today. It's the best!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Glow ... April 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This, along with Cat Steven's "Tea for the Tillerman" are my all time favorite turn the lights off, light some candles and mist over music. I think this is the best composed album ever. I flows so well. Enjoy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can you hear the thunder? March 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I was first blown away by the simple cover of this CD - actually the record album cover (Remember them?). During the late 60's-early 70's, I collected between 250-300 records, and have since given them away to my regret. I became a huge fan of Shawn Phillips during that time, after hearing the first cut of this CD. The title alone stunned me, as I have never seen (nor seen since) a title longer than the first cut of this excellent CD. I suspect he chose the long title to draw you in just enough to enjoy the rest of the tracks.

To hear the slow, soft crescendo of Phillips voice on "She Was Waiting ..." reminds me of the staccato of rain in a field - joined by the musical instruments, slowly making one wish that the world could stop for a few minutes - which it does! I always have wondered what young lady ("A girl-child, of such loveliness") Phillips sings about with such passion, but she's obviously a woman of grace. I envision a woman who is more at ease enjoying a day of nature, rather than a city livened lady.

"The Ballad Of Casey Deiss" is a beautiful yet sad ode to a quiet young man, who marries his goddess, but faces struggles in life.

"Steel Eyes" is perhaps the best song (After "She Was Waiting ....") a love song about a lady with steel grey eyes.

There are some things I like about the 21st Century, such as certain movies (The Lord Of The Rings trilogy omes to mind), CD, DVDs and a few other things, but I so miss the time when I found a love of progressive music, music that is still fresh after 30+ years, and I have such a fond love of what Shawn Phillips gave to me. Shawn is a balladeer for the ages.

Namaste
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shawn's music transcends the decades. January 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Shawn Phillips' music is an emotional journey that invites you to turn down the lights, crank up the stereo, grab a glass of wine and enjoy the experience. I've always been surprised that he never gained a greater popularity. A&R folk should have done this artist more justice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! May 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had not heard this album since the early '70's. Some of the lyrics popped into my mind the other day and I went to Amazon to see if they had it. Yes, they did! When it arrived, I put it in my car's CD player and drove to work. I was blown away! Shawn's voice is perfect! I remembered his music and started singing the old familiar songs I loved. I was fortunate enough to have seen him in concert in Minneapolis and played this album all the time. The music sent chills through me - Shawn has a beautiful voice and has a tremendous vocal range. I am getting this for my 25 year old sons so they can enjoy some of the best music they will ever hear.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding!! August 29, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to Shawn Phillips for 15 years now, and have NEVER been without one of his albums! I also had the priviledge of seeing him perform live. This music should be compulsory listening for anyone with a soul.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars range is incredible
This singer has a gorgeous voice and his range of notes is almost unbelievable. I'm so glad my husband shared his college album with me!!
Published 19 days ago by connie lin
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Artist!
He is so very talented! Most of his songs are calming & mellow with a soothing voice to match. When he sings, you really can feel it & he is very talented on the guitar! PJS
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
There is no mediocre song on this album. I just can't stop listening to this one and play it all the time.
Published 2 months ago by Therese Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing back my memories
I still have this in vinyl - so adding it to my collection on a CD
I love it - Shawn's music was a big part of my youth. His voice is
magic!
Published 2 months ago by Pat M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past. Makes me happy happy happy
This CD reminds me of times gone by. One of Phillips greatest CDs. I cannot believe it took me this long to replace it.
Published 8 months ago by Judi Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a voice
During my sailing days, this brought such a calm to the otherwise rough seas...and, look at all that fin long hair...
Published 11 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent music
First heard Shawn back in 1970, people are surprised at how many songs he has written for others. This was the first album of his I bought but not the last
Published 14 months ago by John Lonergan
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Music
One disc for eternity. Mystic weaves itself to a whole new mindset.
One could easily listen to Shawn everyday. I would like to
thank Mr. Read more
Published 14 months ago by pic
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how good this album was.
After hearing some tracks on You Tube recently I ordered this great album I bought in the early seventies. I still have the LP in good condition but needed a CD. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Greg LYONS
2.0 out of 5 stars parts of some songs missing.
songs were original from Phillips which was good, however several songs were cut short when another song started. at least 25% of several songs were cut when a new song started. Read more
Published 14 months ago by mike
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