The Rise And Fall Of Honesty - Maffitt & Davies

The Rise And Fall Of Honesty
Released on 29/03/10. A masterpiece of psychedelic Americana: Maffitt & Davies came with the same batch of oddities on Capitol as Euphoria, Food and Common People. A strange batch to be sure, of orchestral psychpop and folk-rock which is only now being rediscovered and loved... There are many gems on this exceptional album... Bob Dylan’s Just Like A Woman is transformed into heartbreaking orchestrated folkrock... Forest Lawn, the album’s undeservedly failed single, has a distinct Face to Face Kink¹s sound replete with dobro and freaky church organ. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues the other Dylan cover on this record takes a Byrds/Everly Brothers vocal harmony approach reminiscent of nothing less than late 60s Dillards on their folk-rock outings. A visionary slice of American music that predates the alt. country/folk boom by a mile -dark lyrics, strings, phasing and tablas abound. In addition to the album, we have a batch of outtakes and single tracks which will take your breath away; all in all a wonderful new discovery....
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Code: CRREV301
Weight: 200
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Release Date: 19/11/2012

DISC ONE
1. LIKE A ROLLING STONE - The Other Side
2. OUT MY LIGHT - The Other Side
3. FAST JAMES (UNRELEASED) - Jack Downing & The Other Side
4. LONESOME HEARTED ARCHER (UNRELEASED) - Jack Downing & The Other Side
5. OPEN THE DOOR RICHARD - Jack Downing & The Other Side
6. GREENBACK DOLLAR - Jack Downing & The Other Side
7. NO MAN'S LAND - Jack Downing & The Other Side
8. PRETTY MISS MIKE (7" Vsn)
9. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND (7" Vsn)
10. WIDE RIVER
11. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
12. I'M A LONESOME FUGITIVE (7" Vsn)
13. AFTER YESTERDAY ENDS
14. GOING TO CALIFORNIA
15. COLINDA - Jack Downing & The Other Side
16. BELSHAZZAR - Jack Downing & The Other Side
17. GERONIMO - Jack Downing & The Other Side


DISC TWO
1. BRANDED MAN
2. ONLY DADDY THAT'LL WALK THE LINE
3. THE KIND OF WORDS
4. I'M A LONESOME FUGITIVE
5. MUDDY WATER
6. PRETTY MISS MIKE
7. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY
8. MARTHA
9. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND
10. A FORCE I CANNOT NAME
11. BRANDED MAN (REPRISE)
12. SEVENTH SON (RADIO SESSION)
13. GREENBACK DOLLAR (RADIO SESSION)
14. PRETTY MISS MIKE (RADIO SESSION)
15. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY (RADIO SESSION)
16. ONLY DADDY THAT'LL WALK THE LINE (RADIO SESSION)
17. BRANDED MAN (RADIO SESSION)
18. GOING TO CALIFORNIA (RADIO SESSION)
19. THE EASY WAY (LIVE) - Jack Downing & The Other Side
20. Isn't That So (LIVE) - Jack Downing & The Other Side




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