Larry Gallagher | This Desert of Air

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This Desert of Air

by Larry Gallagher

Intelligent, lyric-driven acoustic stylings for the end of the world. [NOTE: there is another, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Larry Gallagher selling his CDs here. This Larry's other albums are An Endless Chain of Accidents and Can I Go Now?]
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Sleep Song
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2. This
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3. Earnest Went Out of His Mind
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4. Where the Hard Part Ends
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5. My Reptile Mind
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6. Eyeball in a Jar
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7. It'll Be Over Soon
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8. It's One Thing to Write a Song
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9. The Ordinary Man
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10. Red Herring
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11. This Will Never Happen to Me
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12. Song for Catherine
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13. Beautiful Little Thing
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Album Notes
Having made two cds full of somewhat ornately arranged tunes, I thought it was time to try something different for this, my third cd. What you get is the stripped-down versions of thirteen new songs. Actually, what you get is the original encapsulations of the tunes, before they got a chance to get built up. So the core of the cd is acoustic guitar and vocals, most recorded in single, live takes over the course of a fall.

Of course, being me, it was impossible to completely hew to this path, so I allowed myself the minimum of adornments on each tune, a little mandola here, a little reed organ there, maybe a background vocal. I also brought in a few collaborators to fill out the sound, Dan Cantrell on saw, Rob Reich on Reed Organ, Ralph Carney on clarinet, and Richard Cohan on piano.

But by and large what you get is the songs themselves, that live or die on the melodies and the lyrics.


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