Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet (1990/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet (1990/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 40:20 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Sub Pop Records

The Winding Sheet is Lanegan’s first solo work and showcases his adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. Highlights include “Mockingbirds,” “Ugly Sunday” and the haunting “Wild Flowers.” The late Kurt Cobain lends vocals to “Down in the Dark,” and for the folk classic “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” Cobain contributes guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic plays bass. Nirvana would later also cover “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” on their Unplugged album. The album was produced by Jack Endino, Lanegan, and Johnson.

Removing himself for a moment from the rowdy world of grunge, Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan put his best solo foot forward with a set of acoustic dirges. His menacing voice haunts each track as the blues come to life throughout the album. Capturing the melancholy mentality of the Pacific Northwest, his words descend like raindrops upon deep puddles of mud. The undeniable beauty of a song such as “Ugly Sunday” obviously comes from reveling in the mire, something that Lanegan has been all too familiar with as a recovering addict. He finds a kindred spirit in Kurt Cobain as the two join forces to present “Down in the Dark.” And his version of Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” is as charged as ever with pent-up frustration and jealousy. An emotional journey through the pains of life, The Winding Sheet is an album that accurately expresses the candid underbelly of the grunge aesthetic. –AllMusic Review by Robert Gabriel

1 Mockingbirds 2:29
2 Museum 2:50
3 Undertow 2:52
4 Ugly Sunday 3:56
5 Down In The Dark 3:21
6 Wild Flowers 2:59
7 Eyes Of A Child 4:00
8 The Winding Sheet 5:30
9 Woe 2:04
10 Ten Feet Tall 2:49
11 Where Did You Sleep Last Night 3:59
12 Juarez 1:21
13 I Love You Little Girl 2:02

Mark Lanegan – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (#6,9,13)
Kurt Cobain – electric guitar (#11), background vocal (#5,11)
Krist Novoselic – bass (#11)
Jack Endino – bass (#1,3-5,10), second electric guitar (#5)
Mike Johnson – acoustic guitar (#1-4,7-8,10), electric guitar (#1,3-5,8,10)
Mark Pickerel – drums (#1,3-5,11)
Steve Fisk – organ (#8,12), piano (#1,4)
Justin Williams – violin (#3,7)