|Deep Dark Woods, The / Place I Left Behind, The|
|Album:||Place I Left Behind, The||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Deep Dark Woods, The||Added:||11/2011|
|Label:||Sugar Hill Records|
|Add Date:||2012-02-25||Pull Date:||2012-04-28|
|Week Ending:||22 Apr||15 Apr||25 Mar||11 Mar||4 Mar|
|1.||Wed, 18 Apr 12:||Karpediem|
Seize the Sounds
|4.||Mon, 19 Mar 12:||Karpediem|
Seize the Night
|2.||Wed, 11 Apr 12:||Karpediem|
Seize the Sounds
|5.||Fri, 09 Mar 12:||Francis D|
|3.||Fri, 23 Mar 12:||Francis D|
|6.||Fri, 02 Mar 12:||Francis D|
This alternative country album from Canadian band The Deep Dark Woods is filled with beautiful, slow-burning tracks that capitalize on the band’s ability to flawlessly harmonize their voices and meld string sounds together. Key tracks are 1,2,5,6, and 9. No FCCs.|
**1) Westside Street (5:07): Slow to start, speeds up at 1:00. Lots of pretty vocal harmonies.
**2) The Place I Left Behind (4:05): slow, brooding track. Reminiscent of solo Springsteen (like Devils & Dust in particular)
3) Mary’s Gone (5:07): slow track with guitar that beautifully complements the song’s sad lyrics
4) Virginia (3:53)- mid-tempo track, lots of vocal harmonies, strings accompany guitar well
**5) Sugar Mama (2:39): mid-tempo with banjo picking, vocal harmonies and pretty lyrics.
**6) The Banks of the Leopold Canal (6:08)- Slow song about saying goodbye; starts with sparse instrumentation, then becomes more and more full as the track progresses.
7) Big City Lights (2:47): slow track with deep drumbeat and repeated lyric, “It’s hard to find a little peace and quiet with these big city lights all around me”
8) Back Alley Blues (4:23): very full, multi-instrument sound. Mid-tempo, compelling guitar
**9) I Just Can’t Lose (5:56): slow, bluesy track.
10) Never Prove False (4:04): slow, dark track with a string-dominated bridge.
11) Dear John (3:40): mid-tempo track, vocalist not the band’s lead vocalist; lead vocalist and a female vocalist take a background harmony role that is one of the great boons of the song
12) The Ballad of Frank Dupree (7:29): Slower track telling the story of a hanging, solos from a variety of instruments.
13) Oh, What a Life (4:29): slow, harmonious ending. Last note played at 4:19 and trails out for ten seconds.