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Young Man in America

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Wilderland
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Young Man in America
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Coming Down
3:06  
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Dyin Day
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Venus
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He Did
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Annmarie
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Tailor
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Shepherd
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You Are Forgiven
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Ships
6:25  
Album Information
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 45:27

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Young Man in America

fennc

Once again emusic seem to be totally confused as to what genre an album should be attributed to! How does this album gain the tag traditional? A wonderful album of stories told in a unique personal voice. "The shepherd" must surely be one of the best songs of 2012!

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Album of the year

MrBob

And it's only april! This is a truly wonderful record. The title track, Coming Down & Dyin Day are my constant earworms at the moment. The production is perfect and musically every song is so rich and complex.

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ANAIS MITCHELL - Young Man in America

halflifemusic

Anais Mitchell’s previous work, Hadestown, was special. Transposing the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to Depression-era America, she kept the poetry of the original and added melody. It was magnificent. Totally original. This time, the songs stand alone. There’s a general theme of birth, children, parenting, death, but no over-arching narrative. Yet still she creates a wonderful, coherent whole. In part, it’s because of the songcraft. She likes to create a tension both musically and lyrically. This was central to Hadestown, but it’s here too. There’s repetition in the songs, but they’re never repetitive. “When he said, when he said he was leaving / I took up the violin. When he said, when he said that my body he’d not miss / I became a sculptress. When he said, when he said that my face he’d soon forget / I became a poet”. Like Hadestown, Young Man in America is compelling. Somewhat less ambitious. Slightly less orchestration. But just as beautiful. http://half-lifemusic.com/

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