- NW5191Long Player £ —Out of stock
High Quality 180 Gram double vinyl with a digital download included. Features four bonus tracks from a Silver Lake demo disc.
Count on two things: Vic Chesnutt will approach any topic, from the delicate to the mundane, from an unexpected angle. And with an incisive eye and razor wit, he will always cut straight to the heart of the matter. He does so to great effect on Silver Lake, giving equal weight to the tender affirmation of In My Way, Yes and the scathing self-critique of Styrofoam and applying his delightfully odd spin to the standard love story on both Band Camp (a funny, nostalgic tale of romance in the high-school horn section) and the Brian Wilson homage Fa-La-La (a saga of unanswered longing that's set in a hospital). Chesnutt's idiosyncratic quaver and nylon-string strum are abetted throughout by generous rock and soul arrangements, all of which were pristinely recorded by Daniel Lanois protege Mark Howard (who also produced Lucinda Williams' World Without Tears).