The Sound Of His Own Voice

October 11, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: October 11, 2011
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • Copyright: 2011 John Wesley Harding
  • Total Length: 49:30
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  • ASIN: B005J2A1NK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,900 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James N. Perlman on January 9, 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I have followed Wes's career from it's beginning and own most of his albums. In a way, this might be his best. Looking back, Wes probably saw what was to be the arc of his career better than any young artist. Go back and listen to the lyrics to Bastard Son. This album is filled with all that Wes has to offer, great, clever, lyrics and fabulous melodies. With the backing of members of The Decemberists, the rockers rock and a menacing song like The Examiners not only works on it's own, it also pays a wonderful tribute to Leonard Cohen. This is an artist that understands the making of an album so well that he will change the running order of the songs (he reverses the sequencing of two songs) so the vinyl version of this album begins side two with a beginning of side two type song and ends side one with an end of side one type song. I have no idea why a sly song like There's A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be) (A great music video of this can be found on youtube) isn't on the radio, but that says more about radio than the skill behind this song. There exists a cohesiveness to this album, that starts with the song Sing Your Own Song and ends with the song The World In Song (A Phil Spector tribute), that has at times has been lacking in Wes's work and is hard to pull off with as much skill as can be found here.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Mcewen on August 28, 2012
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I bought my first John Wesley Harding CD in 1990 based on an interview he did with a local college station. Here Comes the Groom got quite a bit of play. It ambled a little in the middle, but it an album that I revisited from time to time and enjoyed. There are tracks I love, some I like a lot and others that are fine, but all in all it is an agreeable album.

I've been aware that Harding has released other albums, but I never really chased them down thinking that I kind of had the JWH experience already. That is until The Sound of His Own Voice showed up in the $5 albums. I listened to the clips and downloaded it...and then I kind of forgot about it.

However, tracks kept popping up on random - I always recognized his voice - and I really liked them: the insanely catchy Sing Your Own Song, the snark of There's a Starbucks (Where the Starbucks Used to Be), The Way We Weren't and The World in Song. So I listened to the album in order...and when it ended and replayed I let it run through again...and again.

He reminds me of Elvis Costello quite a bit in his vocal stylings, his sharp lyrics and rather eclectic style. All I really know is that I really like this album.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By akadannyboy on May 4, 2013
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I knew nothing about this guy and I gave him a shot, a complete waste of money, the shipping and condition of the disc were fine, la musica el suck-oed
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rich Shivers on January 11, 2012
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What an amazing artist! This album is an example of his creativity. Do you want to learn about this creative person? Purchase the Record Album(which I did) and down load the MP3s. Listening to only a section of this painter's song does not give justice to the whole composition!!! Tired of funky music with the same boring beat? Tired of twangy country music with the same boring beat? Tired of any music with the same boring beat? This is where you can be liberated to real music! Do I hear an "amen, brother?!"
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0 of 19 people found the following review helpful By E. Hull on December 7, 2011
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I purchased this record as a gift for a friend who said he enjoyed listening to it. I have not listened to the record myself so can't give an accurate rating. I heard an interview with John Wesley Harding on PBS and wanted to learn more about him---his music as well as his writing.
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