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Lie Down in the Light

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Bright with guitars and harmonies, Lie Down in the Light is a fresh new album from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. His vocals are at their most expressive, a judiciously dynamic and tuneful performance. Behind and all around is a subtle backdrop of percussive slaps and shakes, touches of keys and steel, loving harmony-vocal arrangements and other sweet surprises that will send fans back to their auto-erotic dungeons, fresh toys in hand. Lie Down in the Light is the ever-searching soul of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

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Will Oldham has built a reputation as a singer-songwriter who taps into a bleak folk tradition as old as America, so the sound of Lie Down In The Light, his sixth studio album under the still confusing pseudonym Bonnie 'Prince' Billy comes as something of a surprise. Whichever way you look at it, this is an upbeat, uplifting record, almost sunny in outlook. Dedicated fans might not prefer him this way (many consider his first record under the name Palace Brothers, the timeless, stricken There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You to be definitive), Lie Down In The Light is undeniably charming and rather witty with it. Take the unexpected clarinet that turns the conclusion of the already rather daft "For Every Field There’s A Mole" into something as light as a silent movie soundtrack, or the way that the otherwise saturnine "Where Is The Puzzle?" remains unresolved. Ashley Webber, once of Canadian new wavers The Organ, duets but even her mournful contributions can’t deflect from Mark Nevers’ skillful production. Only the title track, following an often used Oldham chord change, really sounds generic. Oldham obviously remains set on creating a determinedly solid body of work, but the odd soufflé, such as Lie Down In The Light, doesn’t come amiss.-- Steve Jelbert
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  • Audio CD (May 20, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B0018OCJ4C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,215 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Steven Streufert on June 4, 2008
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For those still under the spell of Will Oldham's majestic "The Letting Go" this latest Bonnie "Prince" Billy album may at first seem a disappointment. It enters with a warm, countrified splash of fiddles, banjo, piano and vocal harmonization, with an air of CSN or the Grateful Dead. An old fan may ask, where is the "darkness," the incest, murder, dissimulation? With repeated listenings the subtle enchantments of Oldham's lyrical song cycle grow, organically emerging from strange and beautiful, unfamiliar areas of the heart and mind.

The chameleonic, Kentucky-native Oldham has always hidden his gnomic and gnostic creations within wizard's cloaks and veiled meanings. Performing under the names Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers, even his own name, he has adopted a moniker derived from the young Jacobite pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and from William Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid. Throughout he has been a consistently intriguing and strangely moving songwriter, capable of raw sincerity and piercing insight. But in recent years he has forgone the croaking wail and atonality he had used to hide his oddness and mysteries, dropping the off-key guitars and lo-fi sloppiness, favoring beautifully and subtly produced albums.

Never content to stay in one mode or style, the "Prince" shifts, changes and dodges with each record. This album is more straightforward than his Valgeir Sigurdsson-produced previous album. He has left the Icelandic mood behind for down-home Nashville, under Mark Nevers' production. Ashley Webber's lovely vocal duets and backgrounds, organ and pedal steel, Shahzad Ismaily's multi-instrumentalism, even a row of wrenches and clarinet give it rich, grounded space. And Oldham has never reached more deeply into the human universal lyrically or vocally.
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I'm just going to go ahead and say it: I think this is in the running for the best lp Will has ever recorded. Of the 20+ recordings of his that I own, I have found something quite so immediately and sustainably affecting as this album. He somehow manages to incorporate the best elements of everything he has ever recorded--from 'Get On Jolly' to 'Days In The Wake' to 'Ease On Down The Road' (a fairly representational spectrum of his sound)--and does so with a smirk and a handshake. Warm, intoxicating, and beautifully recorded, file this next to your other 49 favorite records of all time.

NB: Trk. 4--For Every Field There's a Mole, Trk. 6--You Want That Picture (Ashley Webber's vocals are really beautiful here) Trk. 9--Where Is The Puzzle... etc etc etc
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Will Oldham is one of the few artists who can actually prove the "less is more" theory. Even with simple song structures and sparse instrumentation, his songs still sound rich and full of life. There's only one way to accomplish that... great songwriting. If you're new to Will Oldham, start with 1999's "I See a Darkness" and work through chronologically to this one. I assure you, if you can appreciate good music, it will be an enjoyable ride.
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Lie Down In The Light does not find Bonny lying down for long.
Though I found myself missing a few hours after being enchanted
by this grand album of southern fun and sad times made into great moments.

I have heard this album so many times now I am not sure I can write an
un-biased review.. I love it soo much... it cries when I sleep..
Stand-Outs include - What's Missing Is... Lie Down In The Light...
You Remind Me Of Something is my favorite track..
I'll Be Glad keeps me grounded and makes me smile...
But Keep Eye On Others Gain blows me away..

A Little Southern Hospitality goes A Looong Way!

THE BEST ALBUM OF 2008

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I'm new to this artist. Bought the record on a whim. God I'm lucky. This record moves me in ways very few artists have. Stark, earthy and redemptive. No screaming guitars. Get it.
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