Shawn Phillips – Second Contribution (1970/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Shawn Phillips – Second Contribution (1970/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:38:04 minutes | 775 MB | Genre: Pop, Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © A&M

I’m a fan of the Lost folk albums that seem to come out a lot but this really did not get me I didn’t like it at all I saw Steven Wilson the famous producer Porcupine Tree recommended Saint what’s in your bag Amoeba Records so I tried it and just like his music I didn’t like it at all I guess I’m not a fan of his musical perspective that’s an aside but damn I don’t know it’s just didn’t get me at all

On this startling, ever-shifting, album-length musical landscape, Shawn Phillips carries listeners across folk (“The Ballad of Casey Deiss”) and rock styles, with a heavy R&B feel at times (“Song for Mr. C”), accompanied by a band and Paul Buckmaster’s most restrained orchestrations. The first four songs spin out seamlessly, like a cross-genre Sgt. Pepper’s, and the album never lets up, driven by Phillips’ guitars and his guileless singing. Some of the titles, like “Song for Sagittarians,” seem dated, but even that number has some great hooks and a catchy chorus. Curiously, the promise of the album cover, depicting Phillips solo with an acoustic Gibson 12-string, is fulfilled on the final track, “Steel Eyes,” on which he sounds like a more soulful successor to his one-time collaborator Donovan. – Bruce Eder

1. Shawn Phillips – She Was Waiting For Her Mother At The Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It’s Getting Too Heavy To Laugh
2. Shawn Phillips – Keep On
3. Shawn Phillips – Sleepwalker
4. Shawn Phillips – Song For Mr C
5. Shawn Phillips – Ballad Of Casy Deiss
6. Shawn Phillips – Song For Sagittarians
7. Shawn Phillips – Lookin Up Lookin Down
8. Shawn Phillips – Remedial Interruption
9. Shawn Phillips – Whaz’ Zat ?
10. Shawn Phillips – Schmaltz Waltz
11. Shawn Phillips – F Sharp Splendor
12. Shawn Phillips – Steel Eyes