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Something I Saw Or Thought I Saw

Bill Morrissey (ビルモリッシー)

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ジャンル
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カタログNo
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711227
組み枚数
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1
レーベル
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オリジナル盤発売年
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2001
フォーマット
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CD
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Bill Morrissey(Guitar),  Bill Morrissey(Vocals),  Johnny Cunningham(Violin),  Kent Allyn(Guitar),  Kent Allyn(Keyboards),  Kent Allyn(Piano),  Cormac Mccarthy(Harmonica),  Kent Allyn(Fretless Bass),  Bill Morrissey(Arranger),  Bill Morrissey(Producer),  Mark Wessel(Engineer),  Dr. Toby Mountain(Mastering),  Misha Rajaratnam(Assistant Engineer),  Nancy Given(Art Direction),  Nancy Given(Design),  Nouni Allam(Assistant Engineer),  Ted Drozdowski(Liner Notes),  Tonee Harbert(Photography)

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Something I Saw or Thought I Saw is a title that suggests the sometimes uncertain perspective of the characters in Bill Morrissey's songs. His usual reference points are in place -- he fills his songs with weather imagery, most of it winter-related, he sets many of his stories on the road, and his characters are always well-lubricated. In Harry's Song, one character, just before having a beer, asks another if a phone caller was drunk. No, but he'd been drinking, she replies, revealing an eye for degrees of inebriation that is typical of people in Morrissey songs. The main subject of the album is romantic dissolution. Annotator Ted Drozdowski notes that the songwriter has been through a second divorce, which is no surprise after you listen to Twenty Third Street (which seems to be another in the line of songs set in New York's Chelsea Hotel), Just Before We Lost the War, Moving Day, Buddy Bolden's Blues, and Fix Your Hair the Way You Used to Do. These songs are filled with Morrissey's always acute observations, yet the album's two most impressive compositions are on other topics. Harry's Last Call is about the dwindling of a longtime friendship between a man who has settled down and another who is still on the road. Though it is told from the point of view of the former, you can't help thinking that the songwriter himself may be closer to the latter. And Traveling by Cab is about a middle-aged trucker who stops in a young person's bar and watches a highly theatrical rock & roll band that he condemns. Though Morrissey himself may share that sentiment, the trucker is an untrustworthy persona. In Morrissey's best songs, his messages are often undercut by such compromised characters, lending them a complexity they might otherwise lack. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

収録曲   

  • 01. Twenty Third Street (03:49)
  • 02. Harry's Last Call (04:03)
  • 03. Just Before We Lost the War (03:30)
  • 04. Winter Song (03:48)
  • 05. Moving Day (02:10)
  • 06. Buddy Bolden's Blues (03:53)
  • 07. ST. Valentine's Day (02:41)
  • 08. Traveling by Cab (02:59)
  • 09. Fix Your Hair the Way You Used To (02:22)
  • 10. Judgement Day (03:58)
  • 11. Mobile (03:29)
  • 12. Will You Be My Rose? (04:02)

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Bill Morrissey

Since 1984, Bill Morrissey has released a series of albums of original songs that have startled and delighted the following he's built up in touring around the Northeast. By the second one, North, he'd been picked up by the Philo division of Rounder Records. Morrissey sings in a surprisingly flexible deep voice (somewhat reminiscent of Leon Redbone's croak, but more supple). His songs are full of

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