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Mark Lanegan Straight Songs Of Sorrow Vinyl LP New 2020

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Cat no. HVNLP178
Track Listing

1 I Wouldn't Want to Say
2 Apples from a Tree
3 This Game of Love
4 Ketamine
5 Bleed All Over
6 Churchbells, Ghosts
7 Internal Hourglass Discussion
8 Stockholm City Blues
9 Skeleton Key
10 Daylight in the Nocturnal House
11 Ballad of a Dying Rover
12 Hanging on (For DRC)
13 Burying Ground
14 At Zero Below
15 Eden Lost and Found

When considering any great work of art, be it a painting, a novel, or a piece of music, it's natural to wonder what might have inspired it. Mark Lanegan's 2020 album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, features guest appearances from Greg Dulli, Warren Ellis, John Paul Jones, Ed Harcourt and more, These 15 songs are inspired his life story, as documented in his new memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep. The book is a brutal, nerve-shredding read, thanks to Lanegan's unsparing candor in recounting a journey from troubled youth in eastern Washington, through his drug-stained existence amid the '90s Seattle rock scene, to an unlikely salvation at the dawn of the 21st century. There's death and tragedy, yet also humor and hope, thanks to the tenacity which impels it's host, even at his lowest moments. Today, Lanegan is a renowned songwriter and a much-coveted collaborator, as adept at electronica as with rock, constantly honing his indomitable voice: an asphalt-laced linctus for the soul. While the memoir documents a struggle to find peace with himself, his album emphasizes the extent to which he came to realize that music is his life.