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Iron And Wine — Ghost On Ghost (2013)

 Iron And Wine — Ghost On Ghost (2013)

Iron And Wine — Ghost On Ghost
Birth name: Samuel Beam
Born: July 26, 1974, Chapin, South Carolina, U.S.
Location: Austin, Texas
Album release: April 16, 2013
Record Label: 4AD / Nonesuch
Duration:     44:05
Tracks:
01. Caught In The Briars    (3:12)
02. The Desert Babbler    (3:27)
03. Joy    (2:31)
04. Low Light Buddy Of Mine    (3:30)
05. Grace For Saints And Ramblers    (3:36)
06. Grass Widows    (2:53)
07. Singers And The Endless Song    (3:39)
08. Sundown (Back In The Briars)    (2:18)
09. Winter Prayers    (3:12)
10. New Mexico's No Breeze    (4:28)
11. Lovers' Reunion    (5:40)
12. Baby Center Stage    (5:39)
¶   Appearances on the album come directly from Rob Burger of Tin Hat Trio, Steve Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, and Briggan Krauss of Sex Mob, jazz drummer Brian Blade, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes of the Jazz Passengers, bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s band), and many more.
Album moods: -Atmospheric-Autumnal-Bittersweet-Literate-Nocturnal-Reflective-Warm-Brooding-Earthy-Intimate-Melancholy-Plaintive-Poignant-Restrained-Somber-Soothing-Sparse-Tender-Wistful-Earnest-Ominous
Album Themes: -Introspection-Loss/Grief-Solitude-Stay in Bed-Autumn-Rainy Day
Producer: Brian Deck, Sam Beam
Website: http://www.ironandwine.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ironandwine
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ironandwine
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ironandwine
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ironandwine
Passing Afternoon: http://www.passingafternoon.com
Press contact: Sacks & Co
Agent: Buster Phillips . CAA   ///  

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First listen on NPR:
By Stephen Thompson
¶   April 07, 201310:30 PM
¶   No one's ever been voted Least Likely To Lead An 11-Piece Band, but if such an honor had been bestowed 12 years ago, Sam Beam would've been a frontrunner. A shy, prolifically bearded academic, Beam started out making whisper-quiet bedroom recordings — just his voice and an acoustic guitar, issuing bleakly poignant songs about troubled lives and worried minds. But ever since his 2001 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, Beam has piled on accouterments gradually, as he's slowly and subtly built his sound into something lavish and even orchestral in scope.
¶   Recording and touring as Iron and Wine, Beam now presides over arrangements springy and three-dimensional enough to accommodate a horn section — and yet he still finds a way to wrap his agreeably soft voice around thematically weighty material. ¶   For all its rich, Technicolor brightness, Iron and Wine's new Ghost on Ghost retains the capacity to burrow knowingly into bleak Wisconsin winters ("Winter Prayers") with an acute understanding of loneliness and alienation. Even amid cheery oohs and ahhs, "The Desert Babbler" finds Beam warning wearily, "California's gonna kill you soon."
¶   Still, Ghost on Ghost isn't all wry fatalism coated in studio gloss, as Beam also finds space for bits of warmly dreamy vulnerability. In the appropriately titled "Joy," for example, he opens with an openhearted confession — "Deep inside the heart of this troubled man / there's an itty-bitty boy tugging hard at your hand" — before giving thanks to a devoted lover who keeps him grounded.
¶   A dozen years into a career with few missteps, Beam still lets his songs and sound morph and evolve; more than ever, he's a songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa. Even if his next album finds him at the head of a 100-piece symphony, he'll still build its arrangements around accessible emotions, with a deceptively soft touch and turns of phrase that cut to the marrow.
Fortaken: http://www.npr.org
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¶   Une orientation de plus en plus pop, avec arrangements raffinés et subtils, choeurs et section de cuivres. La qualité des mélodies est toujours présente.
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Early life:
¶   Beam was raised in Chapin, South Carolina, where his father worked in land management and his mother was a schoolteacher. When he was a child, his family took regular trips to the country, where his grandfather ran a farm. He attended Seven Oaks Elementary School, Irmo Middle School, and Chapin High School. While home from college, he was a waiter at California Dreaming restaurant in Columbia. Beam earned a bachelor's degree in art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. ¶   He specialized in painting. He graduated from the Florida State University Film School with an MFA degree. Before the release of the first Iron & Wine album, Beam's main source of income was as a professor of film and cinematography at the University of Miami and Miami International University of Art & Design. He had been writing songs for over seven years before a friend lent him a four-track recorder. He began making demos and gave one to his friend Michael Bridwell, brother of Band of Horses lead singer, Ben Bridwell. Michael handed it to Mike McGonigal, editor of Yeti magazine, who chose "Dead Man's Will", later released on In the Reins, for inclusion on one of his magazine's compilation CDs. Beam later came to the attention of Sub Pop Records co-owner, Jonathan Poneman, who contacted Beam to propose a deal.
Personal life:
¶   Beam, his wife Kim, and their five daughters live in Dripping Springs near Austin, Texas. He was raised in the Bible belt as a Christian, but is now an agnostic: "That was a confusing time for me, but I don't miss being misled. I'm not an atheist. There's an undeniable unseen world that some people call God and think they know more about than other people. I try not to get hung up on the names."
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REVIEW
• Dave Simpson  (Editor rating: ****)
The Guardian, Thursday 11 April 2013 21.55 BST
¶   The vehicle of Sam Beam's hushed, honeyed vocals and magnificently preposterous facial hair, Iron and Wine have risen to become one of the great modern American bands as quietly and stealthily as any of their songs. As eerie Americana has given way to widescreen folk-rock, their fifth album finds them backed by Bob Dylan's musicians and drawing softly but deeply on a well of American traditionalism stretching from Simon & Garfunkel to the Beach Boys, with unlikely funk and jazz embellishments along the way. Making music perfect for US radio and long drives through natural scenery, Beam has gradually edged away from trademark songs about death and betrayal. 2011's chart-hugging Kiss Each Other Clean was almost a critique-cum-travelogue of latter-day Uncle Sam, but there's a sunnier presence here in songs about love and even joy. New Mexico's New Breeze conjures up a magical, tantalisingly indefinable nostalgia ("You were so 19, you were blowing away"), and the Paul Simonish Winter Prayers documents a lover's departure with unusual cheer. Long-time fans may miss the old eerie melancholia, but it's hard to quibble with Beam's most assured set of tunes to date.
Fortaken: http://www.guardian.co.uk

Discography:
Studio, compilations, live albums and EPs:
Year / Studio albums / US / UK / Notes
2002 The Creek Drank the Cradle – – –
2004 Our Endless Numbered Days 158 – –
2007 The Shepherd's Dog 24 74 –
2011 Kiss Each Other Clean 32 Released January 25, 2011.
2013 Ghost on Ghost – – –
Year / Compilations / US / UK / Notes
2009 Around the Well 25 – B-sides and rarities compilation
Year Live albums US UK Notes
2005 Iron & Wine Live Bonnaroo – – 
2009 Norfolk – – 
2011 Morning Becomes Eclectic – – 
Year / EPs / US / UK / Notes
2002 Iron & Wine Tour EP – – –
2003 The Sea & The Rhythm – – –
2004 Iron & Wine iTunes Exclusive EP – – iTunes only
2005 Woman King[24] 128 – –
2005 In the Reins[27] 135 – with Calexico
2006 Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) – – iTunes only
2006 Live at Lollapalooza 2006 – – iTunes only

Singles:
"Call Your Boys" b/w "Dearest Forsaken" via Sub Pop Singles Club (CD + Clear 7" Vinyl) (2002)
"No Moon" b/w "Sinning Hands" (Limited 7" Vinyl Bonus with first Pressing of Our Endless Numbered Days) (2004)
"Passing Afternoon" (CD only) (2004)
"The Trapeze Swinger" (iTunes only) (2005)
"Such Great Heights" (UK only CD) (2006)
"Boy with a Coin" (CD + UK only 10" Vinyl) (2007)
"Dark Eyes" (Bob Dylan cover w/ Calexico) (2007)
"Lovesong of the Buzzard" (CD + UK only 10" Vinyl) (2008)
"Flightless Bird, American Mouth" (iTunes only) (2008)
"Walking Far from Home" (2010)
Other contributions:
The O.C. Soundtrack (2004) – "The Sea & the Rhythm"
Garden State Soundtrack (2004) – "Such Great Heights"
Sweetheart: Love Songs (2004) – "Ab's Song" (The Marshall Tucker Band cover)
L Word: Season Two soundtrack (2004) – "Naked as We Came"
Grey's Anatomy: Season Two soundtrack (2004) – "Naked as We Came"
In Good Company (2004) – "Naked as We Came," "Sunset Soon Forgotten," "The Trapeze Swinger"
Fighting in a Sack (2004) – "New Slang (Featuring Iron & Wine)[Live]"
KCRW Sounds Eclectic Volume 3 (2005) – "Waitin' for a Superman" (Flaming Lips cover)
I Am a Cold Rock. I Am Dull Grass. (2006) – "We All, Us Three, Will Ride"
I'm Not There soundtrack (2007) – "Dark Eyes" (with Calexico)
The Road Mix Volume 3, music from One Tree Hill (2007) – "He Lays in the Reins" (with Calexico)
Acoustic 07 (2007) – "Naked as We Came"
Numb3rs Season 3, Episode 19, "Pandora's Box" (2007) – "Naked as We Came"
Friday Night Lights Season 1, Episode 12 (2007) – "Upward Over the Mountain"
Friday Night Lights: Original Television Soundtrack (2007) – "Dead Man's Will" (with Calexico)
Twilight soundtrack (2008) – "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack (2011) - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth (wedding version)"
90210 Season 1, Episode 18, "Off the Rails" (2008) – "Cinder & Smoke"
House M.D.
Season 4, Episode 16 (Season Finale, Part 2) Wilson's Heart (2008) – "Passing Afternoon"
Season 6, Episode 1 (Season Premiere, Part 1) Broken (2009) – "Love Vigilantes" (New Order cover)
Dark Was the Night (2009) – "Stolen Houses (Die)"
Ugly Betty Season 3, Episode 16 (2009) – "Naked as We Came"
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) – "Naked as We Came"
Misfits Season 1, Episode 6 (2009) – "Such Great Heights"
TiMER (2009) – "The Trapeze Swinger"
The Last Song soundtrack (2010) – "Each Coming Night"
Degrassi (season 10) Episode 31, Halo Part. 2 (2010) - "Passing Afternoon" © Sam Beam (Photo credit: Craig Kief)

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