Leave The Light On

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Leave The Light On 44:42 $11.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Open Up [Chris Smither] 2:58 $1.49 Buy
2 Leave The Light On [Chris Smither] 3:50 $1.49 Buy
3 Shillin' For The Blues [Chris Smither] 4:36 $1.49 Buy
4 Seems So Real [Chris Smither] 4:29 $1.49 Buy
5 Origin Of Spieces [Chris Smither] 3:08 $1.49 Buy
6 Cold Trail Blues [Chris Smither] 4:32 $1.49 Buy
7 Diplomacy [Chris Smither] 2:40 $1.49 Buy
8 Father's Day [Chris Smither] 4:42 $1.49 Buy
9 Visions Of Johanna [Chris Smither] 5:25 $1.49 Buy
10 Blues In The Bottle [Chris Smither] 3:32 $1.49 Buy
11 John Hardy [Chris Smither] 3:15 $1.49 Buy
12 John Hardy (Reprise) [Chris Smither] 1:35 $1.49 Buy

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Chris Smither's Signature Sounds debut album, Leave the Light On (his second with producer David "Goody" Goodrich) features seven new songs as well as a few choice covers and arrangements of traditional songs. The album also features the young neo-gospel group Ollabelle, who bring a complementary loveliness to Smither's "Seems So Real" and additional resonance to the traditional "John Hardy." The renowned roots musician Tim O'Brien plays mandolin and fiddle all over the record, and also harmonizes with Smither, Sean Staples and Anita Suhanin on the lilting title track. Atypically, Chris tackles topical themes on "Origin of Species" (which he says is "making fun of dummies") and the edgily political "Diplomacy," which harkens back to his roots in the '60s folk scene. Also different this go round is Smither's bold and surprising decision to arrange Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" in 6/8 time (he credits his friend Steve Tilston for the suggestion) which results in a track of otherworldly beauty.

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