Ghost Town | Better Now

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Better Now

by Ghost Town

The soundtrack of an American sunset; Pat Metheny and Hank Williams walk into a bar and decide to make a record together.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Better Now
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4:56 $0.99
2. What's the Future Good For, Anyway?
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5:12 $0.99
3. What Have We Done?
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6:57 $0.99
4. Fool's Gold
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6:10 $0.99
5. Flaxen Sacks
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4:02 $0.99
6. Walkin' After Midnight
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3:31 album only
7. Wherever You Go
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5:41 $0.99
8. Standing On This Ground
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5:16 $0.99
9. Just Show Up
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10. Down Time
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11. Cold Outside
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ghost Town is the project of Frank San Filippo, LA-based composer and bassist. Although primarily a vocal band now, Ghost Town was mostly instrumental on its first album, "Better Now," which is in the vein of Bill Frisell and Pat Metheney's Americana-influenced records. There are three vocal tunes on the first album, courtesy of Dead Rock West's Cindy Wasserman: the wistfully nostalgic "What's the Future Good For, Anyway?"; the traditional country tune "Walkin' After Midnight" presented as a jazz-inflected ballad; and the plaintive torch song, "Cold Outside."

The rest of the songs are instrumentals, soundtracks for a movie that hasn't yet been shot. Helping out on the album are Bill Barrett on chromatic harmonica; Scot Ray, Dobro; Ken Lasaine, guitar; and Dave Kopplin, drums. Additionally, Wayne Peet lays down some organ on a few tracks, and fiddle-wunderkind Gabe Wicher (Beck, Jerry Douglas' band) show up on a couple tunes as well.


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Clifford H. DeCamp

Very nice
Recommend this CD to anyone who likes Pat Metheny, Frank San Filippo or Christian McBride.