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Ragged School

Nikki Sudden / Rowland S Howard / Jacobites

基本情報

ジャンル
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カタログNo
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56
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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2002
フォーマット
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CD
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Anthony Thistlethwaite(Bass),  Carl Eugene Picot(Bass),  Dave Kusworth(Bass),  Dave Kusworth(Guitar),  Dave Kusworth(Vocals),  David Barrington(Guitar),  Duncan Sibbald(Bass),  Epic Soundtracks(Drums),  Epic Soundtracks(Guitar (Electric)),  Epic Soundtracks(Percussion),  John Cockrill(Bass),  Kevin Wilkinson(Drums),  Mark Lemon(Bass),  Mark Lemon(Guitar),  Nikki Sudden(Guitar),  Nikki Sudden(Organ),  Nikki Sudden(Synthesizer),  Nikki Sudden(Vocals),  Andy Wickett(Vocals (Background)),  Glenn Tranter(Vocals (Background)),  John Fean(Slide Guitar),  Mark Lemon(Drums (Snare)),  Mark Lemon(Vocals (Background)),  Mark Williams(Tambourine),  Tyla(Slide Guitar),  Tyla(Vocals (Background)),  Andy Wickett(Casio),  Glenn Tranter(Guitar (12 String Acoustic)),  Mark Williams(Sleigh Bells),  Dave Kusworth(Producer),  Mark Powell(Engineer),  Nikki Sudden(Producer),  Brad Whitford(Composer),  Dave Kusworth(Remastering),  Jack Douglas(Composer),  Joey Kramer(Composer),  Nikki Sudden(Remastering),  Steven Tyler(Composer),  Steven Tyler(Composer),  Tom Hamilton(Composer),  Trevor Austin(Photography),  Dave Kusworth(Compilation),  Nikki Sudden(Compilation),  Trevor Austin(Cover Art),  Cristina Massacci(Photo Restoration),  Dave Kusworth(Booklet Design),  Dave Kusworth(Sleeve Notes),  Nikki Sudden(Booklet Design),  Trevor Austin(Label Design)

商品説明

The Ragged School has a special place in the heart of all American Jacobites fans in that it was the first released on these shores by the venerable Twin/Tone label. Peter Jesperson, in his infinite rock & roll wisdom -- after all, he gave us the Replacements, didn't he? -- knew he liked it immediate, raw, and with no bullsh*t attached, and Nikki Sudden, Dave Kusworth, the late Epic Soundtracks, and Mark Lemon got it, along with a boatload of session players contributing on a track or two. The Ragged School features numerous songs that appeared on other Jacobites recordings, though the extra-slow version of Big Store (which appeared on every Jacobites album) is the original version. Here are the songs that offered the listener a portrait of all the things the Jacobites could be better than any band they ever stole from -- the Rolling Stones and the Faces notwithstanding. Take, for example, the absolutely broken It'll All End up in Tears, where Kusworth's voice breaks continually from the emotion in recalling something from long ago as Sudden's guitars lilt around him and Epic's brushes prod him into just one more verse. Hurt Me More is Jagger and Richards meeting Gram Parsons in bar where he's recovering from the after-effects of a particularly torrid affair. The acoustic guitar solos, including Sudden's slide, are pure Faces, but sloppier, more drunken, and therefore -- to this listener's ears -- more immediate and convincing than Ron Wood's, though certainly not as proficient. Heart of Hearts is simply one of the most moving songs that Sudden and Kusworth ever wrote together. The wall of acoustic guitars stridently buoying Kusworth as he pleads with his wife to take him back and Sudden's illusory sitar in the background add an extra bit of texture to bring the tune into the realm of something more refined than it really is. All 13 songs on the original The Ragged School album are stellar. There isn't a sub-standard second on this shambolic, stirring, drunken, absolutely searingly honest rock & roll album. The Secretly Canadian CD adds 11 bonus tracks that were recorded around the same time; some were rejected for the album -- though they could have easily been included -- or used as B-sides. While Jacobites may have recorded rowdier, more rockist albums, not one of them plumbs the emotional depths this one does. It is a wasted masterpiece of wistful dreams, dashed hopes, forlorn despair, and a willing resignation to continue at any and all costs. Sh*t, how else would rock & roll -- especially this wrecked, poetic, and elegantly unglamorous -- respond? ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

収録曲   

  • 01. Big Store [Original] (05:13)
  • 02. It'll All End Up in Tears (02:59)
  • 03. Hurt Me More (04:16)
  • 04. Cheapside (01:10)
  • 05. Heart of Hearts (03:19)
  • 06. Son of a French Nobleman (03:26)
  • 07. Ambulance Station II (01:39)
  • 08. Shame for the Angels (03:12)
  • 09. Old Church Steps (02:38)
  • 10. Kings and Queens (05:08)
  • 11. Pin Your Heart to Me (03:48)
  • 12. Bethlehem Castle (03:40)
  • 13. Silver Street (04:29)
  • 14. Teenage Christmas (03:15)
  • 15. You Never Miss Me (04:03)
  • 16. I Believe in You (03:55)
  • 17. Tell Me (01:55)
  • 18. Tattered Scarves (01:49)
  • 19. Down on My Own (04:14)
  • 20. Chateau Carpets (01:36)
  • 21. Too Many Girls (03:26)
  • 22. Silver Coin [Live] (04:14)

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