Features Song Lyrics for Bill Callahan's Woke On a Whaleheart album.
Callahan may have had a lo-fi aesthetic, and dug himself into it deeply, long before most had even toyed with it, but on Woke on a Whaleheart, he leaves most of that behind. The album starts innocuously enough with his rivers theme at the center "From Rivers to the Ocean. Folksy, languid, it's almost pastoral as a piano holds the middle of mix and is juxtaposed with lazily strummed acoustic guitars tracing the limpid Americana surface as dulcimers and a trio of fiddles ease in from the margins.
Woke on a Whaleheart is the first record released by Bill Callahan under his own name instead of his nom de plume Smog. It was released by Drag City on April 24, 2007 and released a week earlier in Callahan's home state of Texas. A single, "Diamond Dancer," preceded the release of the album on March 20, 2007.
Album · 2007 · 9 Songs. Woke On a Whaleheart Bill Callahan. Listen on Apple Music. 1. From the Rivers to the Ocean.
Woke On A Whaleheart by Bill Callahan, released 24 April 2007 1. From The Rivers To The Ocean 2. Footprints 3. Diamond Dancer 4. Sycamore 5. The Wheel 6. Honeymoon Child 7. Day 8. Night 9. A Man Needs A Woman Or A Man To Be A Man It's the age of green, so Smog had to go. In its place stands a single man, ready to shake your as. .make you shake your ass. Either way probably works, I guess. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Immediate download of -track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Purchasable with gift card. Record/Vinyl + Digital Album.
Bill Callahan’s songs are like movies where the camera angle is slightly askew and the narrative gets lost to the quirks of the characters. Though dropping the Smog alias he’s recorded under since 1990, Callahan hasn’t changed his approach for this 13th album, but continues with the same lyrically intense and musically unvarnished indie-folk rock that make his lyrics sound both dire and comforting
Appropriately, Woke on a Whaleheart, Callahan's first release under his birth name, is also his least explicitly experimental. Anchored by Callahan's deep, loping pipes and rich string arrangements courtesy of Royal Trux's Neil Michael Hagerty (who also co-produced), the album is a relatively straightforward collage of country, folk, and classic Austin indie. Callahan may finally be stepping into his own name, but in both narrative and sound, Woke on a Whaleheart is insistently vague, riddled with half-thoughts and muddled images
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Woke on a Whaleheart was the first record released by Bill Callahan under his own name instead of his nom de plume, Smog. His relationship with Drag City continues, however, and they released the album in the . It was released a week earlier in Callahan's home state, Texas. A single, "Diamond Dancer", preceded the album. It was released on March 20, 2007.
|1||From The Rivers To The Ocean||6:36|
|9||A Man Needs A Woman Or A Man To Be A Man||5:13|
- Arranged By, Producer – Neil Michael Hagerty*
- Backing Vocals – Deani Pugh-Flemmings
- Bass – Steve Bernal
- Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel – Thor Harris
- Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer – Pete Denton
- Guitar, Vocals, Written-By – Bill Callahan
- Keyboards – Howard Draper
- Recorded By – Jeremy Lemos
- Violin – Elizabeth Warren
NotesArgentinian CD pressing, jewalcase with 12 page booklet with pictures and lyrics.
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- Barcode: 7 798075 232046
|DC332CD||Bill Callahan||Woke On A Whaleheart (CD, Album)||Drag City||DC332CD||US||2007|
|DC332||Bill Callahan||Woke On A Whaleheart (LP, Album)||Drag City||DC332||US||2007|
|DC332CD||Bill Callahan||Woke On A Whaleheart (CD, Album, Promo)||Drag City||DC332CD||US||2007|
|DC332CD||Bill Callahan||Woke On A Whaleheart (CDr, Album, Promo)||Drag City||DC332CD||US||2007|
|PCD-24191||Bill Callahan||Woke On A Whaleheart (CD, Album)||P-Vine Records||PCD-24191||Japan||2007|
Performer: Bill Callahan
Title: Woke On A Whaleheart
Date of release: 2007
Style: Alternative Rock
Size MP3: 1963 mb
Size FLAC: 1664 mb
Rating: 4.8 / 5
Other Formats: DMF VOC FLAC AIFF MP1 AU AHX