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Travels in the South


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“This record is the closest I’ve ever gotten to the sound I hear in my head in the middle of the night,” Chris Stamey says of his new Yep Roc Records release, Lovesick Blues. “It’s always the quiet ones that sound the loudest in the dark.”

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  • Audio CD (June 15, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • ASIN: B00023NDJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,786 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Chris Stamey's career has included work in the revered art-pop band the dB's and a batch of solo albums that range from the oddball to the less quirky. On Travels in the South, his first CD in more than a decade, he forsakes the sometimes piping quality that once marked his vocals to sing like, perhaps, a dreamier Neil Finn. This set of grownup love songs and musings (with occasional wry memories, such as the complaint about seemingly 100-hour schooldays in "14 Shades of Green") is a stronger record than might be expected from Stamey at this point. Only the too-sentimental Brill Building tribute of "In Spanish Harlem" really feels unsuccessful, while a rewrite of Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty" ("Ride") and the psychedelic-pop instrumental "Leap of Faith" nicely bookend Travels' moods. Newcomers unfamiliar with Stamey's work--say, fans of admirer-collaborators like Ryan Adams--will find this a happy starting point. --Rickey Wright

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Stamey is a great singer/song writer.
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The cd was an all- instrumental version of the album, and in my opinion it is as good or better than the album itself.
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If you are a fan, I bet you will enjoy it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on July 31, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Though it's been 14 years since Stamey issued his last power-pop solo work (that is, discounting 1995's free-form instrumental LP "Improper Linear Models..."), he's hardly been away from the music industry. Having garnered significant college radio and club fame in the 1980s with the dBs, as a sideman for Alex Chilton, and with and a string of solo albums, Stamey stepped out of the limelight to spend time as a producer for alt.country acts like Whiskeytown, Caitlin Cary, Alejandro Escovedo, and many others.

His time in the studio is evident in the rich productions he's crafted for his mid-life songs of travel - often Spectorian in grandeur, but more spare in their layering. From the opening "14 Shades of Green" Stamey's trademark chiming guitars and quirkily memorable melodies are front and center. The lyrics beautifully chart reminiscences of high-school's geographic and emotional landmarks ("Here's where we went to class / A hundred hours a day / Here's where we smoked grass / And laughed our cares away"). Similarly, the Paul Simon-esque "In Spanish Harlem" takes a loving, wide-eyed stroll through the Brill Building-era of New York City ("Kenny Burrell doesn't know how to play out of tune / The orchestra swells across Fifth Avenue / Hal Blaine hits the drum so hard / You forget just where you are / In Spanish Harlem").

As he's done on earlier solo works, Stamey stretches well beyond jangle-pop, adding touches of blues, jazz and soul to his often melancholy tunes. He also stretches out instrumentally, clocking several tracks over the five minute mark, and many more over four.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Blackberry Tea on July 6, 2004
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Stamey is a guy who has never disappointed me - from Sneakers to the dBs to his solo stuff. His music is always very well crafted and interesting. This record is no exception. If you are a fan, I bet you will enjoy it. If you are new to the guy, take a chance. Mature, fun and smart!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 2004
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An absolute gem. Musically, lyrically, sonically brilliant.
Chris Stamey has been quoted as saying that he wanted to be adventurous and make the kind of record they use to make in the late 60's. He succeeded. This is the kind of ambitious record you can only get from a major artist who isn't on a major label.
I love this CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2004
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Great album, from wall-of-sound to great solos. Well-crafted songs, brilliantly arranged. 10 years is too long a layoff -- let's hope Chris gets back into the studio quick.
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