Bright Eyes

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Bright Eyes

Postby Arlene » Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:06 pm

I just got the new Bright Eyes album, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, and I'm really liking it. (He's releasing two CDs simultaneously and this is the more folkish/acoustic of the two.) I haven't listened to anything else of his, and I'll admit, I was put off by all the "young Dylan" hype but this is a fine record. (FYI, Emmylou Harris sings prominent harmony vocals on three songs, and yes Turk, that IS why I took a chance and ordered the album before hearing it.)
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Postby gillian » Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:03 pm

A friend of mine is a HUGE fan of Bright Eyes (Bright Eyes is his 'Patty', in terms we can understand).

I promised him that I would buy the new album, as he thinks I will really enjoy it. I've already downloaded the single from iTunes (When the President Talks to God). I didn't realize that Emmylou did harmony on some of the tracks. I'll pick up the album soon.

Did anyone catch him on ACL a couple weeks ago? I enjoyed his solo performances, but I wish he would have done more solo songs instead of having his tour friends do their own (he only did 3 songs solo).
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