You're right; the second listen IS even better--MUCH better (I liked it during my initial listen, anyway).Originally Posted by Brian Cronin
All the tracks are quite choice, but the last one is particularly haunting. And--as has been the case with his past two albums--his band is tight. Who produced this? I bought this via iTunes, so I don't know. Sounds a bit like Daniel Lanois' work: the chiming guitars, the brushes on the snare, the accentuating steel-guitar, the spare string arrangement, and just a pinch of Johnny Mercer/New Orleans laid-back, high-water classiness.