Richard Swift - Dressed Up For The Letdown Album Sampler album flac
|1||The Songs Of National Freedom||3:12|
|2||Kisses For The Misses||3:11|
|3||Buildings In America||4:05|
|4||P.S. It All Falls Down||3:24|
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Trails single Kisses for the Misses to be released 12th February.
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- Label Code: LC00309
Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc. Dressed Up For The Letdown · Richard Swift Dressed Up For the Letdown ℗ 2007 Secretly Canadian Released on: 2007-02-20.
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By design, Letdown opens anticlimactically, as Swift reluctantly takes the stage and expresses his reservations about his role as entertainer. His voice is draped in echo, which adds an appropriately dreamlike tinge to the song that extends to the rest of the record. The type of music he creates is far from what sells records: or as Swift phrases it, they're "the right songs for the wrong crowd. The opener gives way to the hopeful, lighthearted piano romp "The Songs of National Freedom", in which Swift continues, "I made my way into the spotlight, just to realize it's not what I want. He realizes by the end of the song, however, that his emotional void is better filled with a real-life counterpart than with public recognition.
While the album as a whole does wallow a bit, it never suffers melodically. The Richard Hawley-esque "Ballad of You Know Who" may conjure up images of a red beverage napkin, but it feels more like a wink than a teardrop, the ambling title cut perks up as a ghostly horn trio wanders in from the cold, and the cabaret-style closer paints John the Baptist as "The Opening Band" for Jesus Christ.
You'd hardly guess this was a solo album: it sounds like a scrap between at least three personalities. Least appealing of these is the bitter musician who has spent years struggling for attention. His complaints blacken Artist & Repertoire, a morose piano ballad, and Kisses for the Misses, which contrives to be both furious and off-puttingly jaunty at once. Hardly more likable is the conventional songwriter who aspires to be Paul McCartney, knocking out rambunctious AOR tunes such as The Songs of National Freedom and PS It All Falls Down.
Richard Swift/ Dressed Up For the Letdown. Dressed Up For the Letdown. by Richard Swift - 10 Tracks - 35:56. Release date 06/28/2006. Kisses For The Misses. Release Date: Feb 20, 2007 Record label: Secretly Canadian Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter. 60 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Read text version . Dressed Up For The Letdown - Average, Based on 2 Critics. There were no contemporary piano balladeers. Swift's Dressed Up for the Letdown might be this generation's escape hatch. Unlike the lo-fi undulations of impressive 2005 double debut The Novelist/Walking Without Effort, the Oregonian songwriter's sophomore LP is a blasting foghorn, loud and clear.
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