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The Creek Drank the Cradle

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One of those one-guy-and-his-tapedeck affairs. An ode to an older South of traditional values, pastoral imagery, and arcane manners. This is arresting stuff; intimate "American Gothic" style portraits and landscapes, traditional backdrops, laced with the most immediately seductive melodies.

Iron & Wine is Sam Beam, a back-porch Florida singer-songwriter whose sad little songs pack a helluva wallop. Beam's immediately likable tunes paint such clear pictures that songs like "Southern Anthem" and "Muddy Hymnal" are more akin to short stories by Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor than to your average pop ditty. Recorded in his living room on a vintage four-track, The Creek Drank the Cradle co-stars cassette hiss, ambient room sound, and Beam himself. A stripped-down, one-man band, Beam contributes delicious Delta-flavored slide guitar, passable banjo, and deliriously beautiful harmonizing. Beam isn't just a songwriter the equal of Will Oldham and Leonard Cohen (really--and it'll be a surprise if folks don't immediately start covering him), the boy can sing. His melt-in-your-head-but-not-in-your-ears voice is instantly recognizable and will certainly please fans of Nick Drake, Lou Barlow, and Elliott Smith. --Mike McGonigal

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 5.71 x 4.92 x 0.39 inches; 3.7 Ounces
  • Manufacturer : Sub Pop Records
  • Item model number : 2037933
  • Original Release Date : 2002
  • SPARS Code : DDD
  • Date First Available : 04M 30, 2006
  • Label : Sub Pop Records
  • ASIN : B00006J402
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

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