Παρασκευή, 30 Μαρτίου 2012

The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project - We are only riders (vinyl rip). 2009

   In 2006 while clearing out his attic, Tony Cmelik (aka Cypress Grove) came across a bag of dusty old cassettes.
   He started to sort through them and found one marked "JLP Songs". As soon as he put it on he remembered what it was; Tony & Jeffrey Lee Pierce of Gun Club rehearsing material for the album they made together ("Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee and Cypress Grove with Willie love"). 
   The album was initially going to contain country songs, but it gradually evolved into a full blown blues album. It was recorded on an old boombox in Tony's bedroom, just the two of them on acoustic guitars.
   22 years later these songs see the light of the day thanx to jeffrey's friends, 13 years after his death. "We Are Only Riders" is more than just a "various artists" compilation. It's a musical collective of artists who have come together to interpret (and in some cases, complete) unfinished skeletal works by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, an artist they were friends with or whose work they admired.    

   Artists featured on the album include Nick Cave, who has done his own solo track, as well as duetting with Debbie Harry, and playing piano on Debbie's solo track, and added backing vocals on the Cypress Grove track. Mick Harvey contributed to two of the Nick Cave tracks and has recorded a solo track. Barry Adamson plays bass on the Nick Cave solo track and also on the Mark Lanegan solo track, who has also recorded a duet with Isobel Campbell. Kid Congo Powers contributed to Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch tracks. The Raveonettes and Crippled Black Phoenix are also here.
(from Glitterhouse site)


                                   The file contains the 16 songs and the artwork. 

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