Roots Deep in the Ground

It is August, summer is ebbing away, and we go from chirpy and/or sobbing dancing queens, products of and with roots in the 90s, to artists and music with considerably longer roots, back to the origins of popular music.

I feel more at home there, and if you do, too, you have a lot of superb music to look forward to in my new list, including my classic pick of the month, one of my favourite albums of all time.

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed this far in 2020, now more than 27 hours of continuous music….. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

Amitié
Dave Stewart & Thomas Lindsey

Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame has replaced Annie Lennox with blues singer  Thomas Lindsey, creating a totally unique sound, with roots dug deep into the ground of Louisiana folk music. The songs are all written by the duo, though, timeless and at the same time contemporary.

Anthem + 3
Father John Misty

«Is there nothing Father John Misty cannot do?» muses a fan online, and with this small collection of covers, you may well wonder, because here are respectful albeit refreshing versions of classic from Cohen, Cat Stevens and Link Wray.  Readers of this blog know what a fan I am of the Father, but if you have missed out on his original material, make a note to self on what you are going to listen to in the coming days. No way around it.

 

Blues With Friends
Dion

For those of you with particularly good eyesight, the list on the cover of Dion’s collection is a most impressive one. But it is no surprise all of these legends want to play with Dion, who turned 80 recently. He is truly a master of his craft. The rawness of his voice is still there, and he can still write music that sounds as if it has been around for decades. It hasn’t.

 

Every Which Way
Dan Reeder

Dan Reeder sounds as if he’s 105. He’s 66. He sounds as if he’s recorded it all himself at home with instruments he has built himself. He has. And despite of that this is great music, funny, quirky, warm and wise. Makes one believe in humanity again.

 

First Rose of Spring
Willie Nelson

It gives hope when an 87-year old artist at that age takes on the project of releasing 5 – five – albums with favorite songs mirroring his current state of mind. This is the third, so we may get two more  – It is also the 70th studio album from the Methuselah aka Willie Nelson.

 

Folklore
Taylor Swift

People are getting so angry! Imagine recording an album that just doesn’t sound like anything you have done before! No Swedish producers, but free, heartfelt music that doesn’t sound sophisticated, but clean all the more true. I will admit that some of the album is more introvert that I can take, but Taylor Swift has gone out on a limb, and I commend her for it. So don’t listen to the critics, give it a go.

 

Frenchy
Thomas Dutronc

Thomas Dutronc is an incredible guitar player in the Django Reinhardt tradition, but he can sing, too, and he knows his classics, particularly those coming out of or inspired by his native France. This is a fun, irreverant album, bringing very little new to the table, but who cares. Pure enjoyment and my feet are tapping without stopping.

Hate for Sale
Pretenders

Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde have been around for so long they are easily labelled legendary. Which they dereve. Still, this is «only» their 11th studio album. The sting is still there, though, remnants of punk, and Pretenders of 2020 offer bite as they did when they started. Very little mellowness to be found. Turn down the sound of your ear pods. Or up.

 

Heartbreaker Please
Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson is the son of Linda and Richard Thompson, Britain’s legendary (there it is again) folk singers, and it is easy to recognize the roots in his contemporary, New York made music. (He left Britain for America at 18) There is something timeless and melodic here, that makes Heartbreaker Please worth listening to.

 

Like Animals
Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore was an overnight success in 1979, releasing Pilot of the Airways, a song you occasionally still hear on retro radio stations. But few people followed her career after that. Instead of becoming a one-hit wonder, she released wonderful, folk albums with terrific songs, sore and personal, funny and witty. Like Animals is a wonderful example of what she can do. It is not Top 40 stuff. Thank god.

 

Make It Better
Francesca Blanchard

French-American Francesca Blanchard is out with her second album of indie singer-songwriter music. I don’t expect many of the tracks from Make It Better will be played on Top 40 stations either. The songs need time to do their work, but after a while they stick in your mind. Blanchard sings and writes with sincerity, humour and skill.

 

Tourists
Psapp

One of the most peculiar duos around, creators of their own musical style, toytronica, is out with another playful and oh-so- carefully constructed album, Tourists. It seems there are nothing that can’t consitute an instrument in Psapp’s world, still they create music worth listening to, melodic, playful and fun. And some of it downright weird.

 

Unfollow the Rules
Rufus Wainwright

Sometimes I get the feeling Rufus Wainwright is too talented for his own good. Some of the operatic stuff he’s released has felt inaccessible to me, but this time he has made an album filled to the brim with accessible music, and within a musical territory I feel at home in. He as a remarkable songwriter, and his voice is rich and expressive.

I have been waiting patiently for new material from artists like Kristina Train,  The Mummers , David Gilmour and Billie Eilish. My patience has been temporarily rewarded, with new singles from them, hopefully signalling upcoming albums.  All singles below are integrated in the list on Spotify.

Alright – VICTORIA

AmAm – Secko Keita

Eleanor – Red Rum Club

Falle frå jorda – Daniel Kvammen

Forever Alone – Kakkmaddafakka

Her Love – narou iris

I’m not Here – Paul Armfield

Keep ‘em on They Toes – Brent Cobb

Let’s Be Friends – Pink Martini

A Love Like That – Katie Melua

My future – Billie Eilish

No Place Like Home – The Mummers & Sifu

Oh Berlin – Nerina Pallot

Pools – Natalie Duncan

Schwanengesang – Rosemary Standley & Ensemble Contrast

We the People – Kristina Train

Yes, I Have Ghosts – David Gilmour

Ram
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s second solo album, and the last before the creation of Wings, stands out as the living proof of McCartney’s genius. In my mind there is not a single weak track on this album. Ram made me an eternal fan of both McCartney and of The Beatles. Being born in 1957 I came to earth a few years too late to  follow the rise of the Fab Four in real time,  but I was still close enough to easily catch up. And I did.

Why is this such a classic album? Obviously, Ram plays an important role in the history of The Beatles, but for me it is the playfulness, the harmonies, the wealth of instruments used, McCartney’s lead voice at times tender, other times the great rock’n’roll singer, Linda’s harmonies, the unsurpassed songwriting, the segues from one song to another – and tracks that I haven’t tired of to this day.

 

Dancing Queens

It’s July, and time to be movin’! For some of us it might be to keep warm; July has been like a late September in my neck of the woods. But for whatever reason you might enjoy a bit of a rhythm to fill your summer days, here are some of the most enjoyable albums, singles and EPs  out at the moment.  And on our monthly trip down memory lane, we’re back in 1969, when The Moody Blues released their On the Threshold of a Dream album.

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed this far in 2020, now more than 27 hours of continuous music….. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

SAWAYAMA
Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama, with a college degree in political science from Cambridge, and with a background from Japan, is an interesting new artist. Her debut album, SAWAYAMA, while offering us mainstream dance pop and R&B, is still way more interesting to listen to than many other releases in the same category.

Future Nostalgia
Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has a background from Albanian Kosovo, but unlike Rina Sawayama, there isn’t a hint of her roots as far as I can tell. If you’re going to make international mainstream dance-pop, you might as well do it well. Which is what Dua Lipa is doing. This is as sophisticated as dance-pop comes.

Chromatica
Lady Gaga

I am and have been a great fan of Lady Gaga, one of the most versatile artists in the music business today, daring and forever curious in her musical choices. But her new album is mostly a disappointment. As with the two reviews above, this is mainstream dance-pop, but unlike Dua Lipa and Rina Sawayama, the Lady is mostly repeating what others have done in drones before her. Still, there are a few exceptions, and I have picked them for you, two of them duets with Ariana Grande and Elton John respectively.

Patience
Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche knows his stuff, but many on many of his previous albums he has been too smart for his own good, getting lost in his own creativity. Not this time. Patience is a brilliant album, his best yet, so many beautiful and well-crafted tracks –  a delight to listen to. Perhaps this should be the sound of summer 2020, more than the dance albums above.

One Day at a Time
Kodaline

A little more predictable than Sondre Lerche, but One Day at a Time from Irish band Kodaline is a sweet album, with lots of velvety pop and a great number of well-crafted songs. It is far cry from the sound of Irish boy bands, if you were worried there for a minute…

The Lost Album
Drake Bell

Drake Bell is considerably more famous as a television actor than as a musician, but he did have a massive hit with his album It’s Only Time in 2006. He recorded a follow-up, but managed to lose his hard drive, and the album was never released. Until he found the hard drive in a shoe box or similar – and the rest is history as they say. The Lost Album sounds like it has been lost for longer than 14 years, and that is meant as a compliment. This is lush 1980s pop with lovely melodies, rich harmonies and a lot of pop creativity.

Italian Ice
Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins is hard to pin down. Her at times overly dramatic voice comes off a bit odd, but I suspect she’s having a bit of fun, too. And as far as the music goes, this is clever stuff, very well executed and arranged, with more than a hint of nostalgia.

Happy Madness
Delicatessen

Delicatessen is a Brazilian jazz/bossa nova group- Their new album mostly consists of standards, but Delicatessen, with their lead vocalist Rowena Jameson, make the well-known songs their own. And let’s face it: it is also the sound of summer to be swingin’ in the breeze with these guys, who know their bossa nova when they hear it.

EMPIRE
Blanche

A lot of great music comes out of Belgium these days, and the Belgians are smart enough to expose the world to their best artists through Eurovision Song Contest. A few years back, young singer Blanche impressed many of us with her City Lights, perhaps one of the most sophisticated entries in ESC ever. We have waited patiently for her first album, and here it is. Arguably it could have been stronger, but maybe my expectations were just too high. Still, as a debut this is way above average, with a lovely mix of soul, electro and a dash of indie music.

An extraordinary number of exciting new singles and EPs are out. Perhaps artists find it hard to record full albums with the restrictions forced on us by the corona pandemic.  This month I offer you new songs from seasoned artists like Elton John, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton & B.B. King, Dave Stewart and Keith Jarett to talented young musicians like Finn Andrews, Salvador Sobral, ARY and Leanne de Havas. Some of the singles reflect the time we’re living in, referring both to the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic.

Body of Light/Wide Winged Bird – Finn Andrews

Where We Wanne Be – Dadi Freyr

Where Do the Children Play? – Yousif/Cat Stevens

What Would You Do For Love? – Ulrikke

Wake Up Romeo – Caro Emerald

Tu mi delirio – Salvador Sobral & Alma Nuestra

Try Love – Dan Wilson

That Time This Time – VanWyck

Take It With Me – Vaarin

Summer Sun – Hooverphonic

Storm Came – Dave Stewart & Thomas Lindsay

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Eric Clapton & B.B. King

Playground Love – Thomas Dutronc & Youn Sun Nah

People – Ian Shaw Italian Quartet

Oh My God/Kakofoni – ARY

Mister Holland – Gregory Porter

Little Voice – Sara Bareilles

Learn to Fly – Surfaces & Elton John

Just the Two of Us – Rhiannon Giddens & Sxip Shirey

I Remember Everything – John Prine

I Feel You – Claudia Koval & Bill Cantos

God natt Oslo – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

A Ghost – Travis

Get Get On – Maya Fadeeva & Club des Belugas

From Paris With Love – Melody Gardot

For My Love – Saint Saviour

Bittersweet& Can’t Fight – Lianne La Havas

Answer Me – Keith Jarett

2020 Riots: How Many Times – Trey Songz

2020 – Ben Folds

On a Threshold of a Dream
The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues were way too suave for 12-year-old me in 1969, but as I grew a bit older I discovered them through this particular album. It was my first encounter with a concept album, where one track segued into the next and formed a whole. I found the album a bit eerie, with a mysterious opening, including poet reading, but I came to love many of the songs, like Dear Diary and Lazy Day in particular. And it changed my perception of what pop music was about.

 

 

 

 

Best of Contemporary

It might be true that most of the music in my monthly lists point backwards, focusing on contemporary artists who are inspired by music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. You will find that kind of music in my June-list, but there is also great music from contemporaries whose inspiration – if any – is much more recent, like Lauv, Neon Ion and Perfume Genius.

When I have the time, I listen to BBC2’s Top 20 lists on Saturdays from earlier decades, and it hits me every time how much of the music still lives on 30, 40, 50 years later – and how little of the music from the 90s and 2000s  enjoys the same fate. Hopefully, my list helps to give hope that even today artists write and perform enduring music. It’s just that so much of it drowns in a sea of mediocrity.

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed this far in 2020. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

Bakkekontakt
Marthe Wang

Marthe Wang, singing in her native Norwegian, offers a new album of personal songs, her emotive voice meets the ear first, then all the other instruments follow.  I would hope that her lovely melodies also please listeners who cannot relate to the well-crafted lyrics.

Heart Echoes
Neon Ion

Another aspiring Norwegian artist, Natalie Sandtorv, performing as Neon Ion, is out with a truly international album, very contemporary sound, an album that deserves to be played and listened to.

-how I’m feeling
Lauv

Staying in the contemporary sphere of the spectrum, here is the first solo album from an etablished songwriter Lauv – if you can be established at 26. -how I’m feeling is an ambitious album, 21 tracks, and surprisingly varied, while keeping within the limits of Top 40 music.

Looking for Stars
Hooverphonic

Looking for Stars was released in 2018, but has won new relevance this year, as the group was supposed to represent Belgium in ESC. We all know how that went, but the group had in my view one of the best and well-crafted entries (together with Bulgaria’s Victoria, who is also represented in the singles list). Hooverphonic has existed for decades and plays broad pop/rock music with heavy orchestration and brilliant singers.

The Personal Gallery
Ketil Bjørnstad & Guro Kleven Hagen

Pianist and composer Ketil Bjørnstad has invited violinist Guro Kleven Hagen to a unique partership. If you thought that last classical romantic piece was composed before 1900, listen to this delightful album of contemporary compositions.

Quickies
The Magnetic Fields

I have to admit I soon grew tired of Stephin Merrit’s little jokes, some as short as 12 seconds, only a few of them giving any kind of aesthetic experience to the listener. But the pure originality of the album, the sarcasm in the lyrics and the funny titles, still make it worthwhile to have a listen. Most reviewers are over the moon, so….

Renaissance
Lola Young

I am considerably more attuned to Renaissance, the new EP from Lola Young. Her first album was out just a couple of months ago, so this young incredibly talented singer/songerwriter is in a good place musically now. It is still beyond me that she isn’t what the musical press writes about these days, because this is fresh, naughty, so well formulated, and absolutely unique. She ought to be a superstar already.

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Perfume Genius

One album the musical press does write about these days, is Mike Hadreas’ (aka Perfume Genius) fifth alibum, Set My Heart on Fire Immediately. I can to a certain extent relate to that, because the album’s sophistication, the nakedness of the lyrics and the beauty of many of the melodies, make it so worthwhile to listen to it. But music reviewers are a pack of wolves, so make up your own mind.

Songs for Our Daughter
Laura Marling

In my view, by far the best album from Laura Marling. The songs are directed toward an imaginary daughter, but the collection still doesn’t have the feel of a concept album. Marling’s voice brings back memories of Suzanne Vega, Joni Mitchell and other great singer/songwriter voices. Lovely, all the way.

A Steady Drip Drip Drip
Sparks

How do we feel about Sparks? This slightly ADHD, neo-operatic universe of theirs that hasn’t changed an iota since last century.  As with Magnetic Fields, it is a bit too much taking it in in one go, but A Steady Drip Drip Drip offers a handful of interesting and enjoyable songs to be metabolized when you’re in the mood.

The Women Who Raised Me
Kandace Springs

Soul-Jazz pianist and singer Kandace Springs has annoyed jazz aficionados for years for not sticking to jazz purity, but I expect they will be more happy with her now with the release of The Women Who Raised Me. I am, on the other hand, not that happy with every choice she makes on this tribute album, but I have picked versions of classics that for me adds new value to old standards. And I won’t stand in the way of letting her leave the beaten track even more, for all it’s worth (not much, I guess).

The Stranger
Billy Joel
(1977)

I saw Billy Joel in concert in 1980 in the U.S., and it is still among the most exhilarating concerts I have attended. But then, I was a great and dedicated Joel fan, and still is. I knew most songs by heart, and most songs came from this album, his greatest commercial success, and his most sold non-compilation album, selling 10 million and still going. If there is a problem with the album, it is just that; it is too successful, there are virtually no little-known songs on it. Still, The Stranger brings back good times and feelings of being young. At least for me.

 

 

Look at the list of artists comprising the singles list this month! In most cases these releases are teasers of more to come, so pick your favourites and look forward to coming months. I will follow release dates closely.

1,2 Miss You – Blanche

Boys – Linda Schöne

Exist for Love – AURORA

Give it to You – Julia Michaels

Gotta Be Patient – Michael Bublé & Barenaked Ladies & Sofia Reyes

I Don´t Want to Talk About It – Albin Lee Meldau

I Got Nothin’ – Dion & Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker

I Wanna Know – VICTORIA

I Wanna Write You a Symphony – Bleu

Laurie – Tim Burgess

A Nosse Voz – Mariza

NY Man – A Girl Called Eddy

Please Don’t Disappear – And Then Came Fall

Reach Out I’ll Be There – Jonathan Wilson

The Real Question – Dan Wilson

Rise – Ships Have Sailed

Stay Away – Randy Newman

Strange Effect – Unloved & Raven Violet

when i look at you – Rosie Carney

The World is Ending – Brent Cobb

 

The Beatles from Toronto

In 1976, a band called Klaatu released the album 3:47 EST, and soon a rumour started spreading around the musical world that the equivalent of the return of Jesus for Christians was actually happening in music: The Beatles had reunited and had released an album in all secrecy. The evidence was all there: the Beatles sound, Ringo’s drumming, George’s guitars, Lennon and McCartney’s harmonizing, and an album without photos and names of band members. I was one of the many that managed to get hold of the album, and for a short while I was a disciple of the idea of The Beatles resurrection. Of course, it was all nonsense, Klaatu was a trio from Toronto that was taken completely by surprise by the suggestions that they were indeed someone else. They weren’t, but in retrospect it must be said that it was easy to suspect that some or all members of The Beatles could have been involved in make 3:47 EST. It is a decent album that I have come to love, and listening to it again 44 years later, I realize it deserves a listen-through on its own merit. So – this is Classic Album of the Month. Listen and judge for yourself.

But I have also taken on the annual task of listening through the 40+ Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) entries and made a selection for you of the songs that I personally think has some merit. My pick for winner is Belgium and the song Release Me, but I will never know if Europe agrees with me, since this year’s final is, as you all know, cancelled because of the corona crisis. I have also added songs from Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Poland, Lithuania, Norway and Bulgaria. I’ll spare you the rest.

Here are this month’s details:

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed in 2020. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

 

After Hours
The Weeknd

Maybe a surprising choice to include in my list, but I am impressed by the synthpop album by Canadian artist The Weeknd. It is surprisingly varied and experimental – in a good way, proving again that reaching superstardom doesn’t necessaryly make you a mediocre musician.

Are You In Love?
Basia Bulat

Now Magazine sums it up: «…exuberant folk-pop songs delivered with clarity, colour and conviction.» I introduced Basia Bulat to you as far back as 2013. She was good then;  she is as equally good now.

June It’s Gonna Happen
Rumer

Rumer, the most silky-voiced chanteuse since Karen Carpenter, has released a new silky-voiced EP.

Half Empty
The Little Hands of Asphalt

The weirdest band name, I know, and it doesn’t even belong to a band. Sjur Lyseid (yes, it is an equally weird name if you’re not Norwegian) writes and performs sweet and well-crafted indie pop songs.

Happy Hour on the Floor
Parsonsfield

Another indie band, Parsonsfield, started out as quite an orthodox folk band. You wouldn’t khave known if I hadn’t told you, for Happy Hour on the Floor is cheerful and almost danceable.

I am not a Dog on a Chain
Morrissey

Unlike Parsonsfield, you would never call Morrissey cheery unless it was to annoy him. Not that you’d succeed. Morrissey is annoyed with the world and the people in it already.  Still, he writes songs worth listening to. He continues to be a voice of difference.

If You’re Dreaming
Anna Burch

Anna Burch’s second solo album offers sincere, sometimes a bit introvert, pop songs, performed with strength and stripped down to the essential.

nightsongs
Yael Naim

If Anne Burch wasn’t fragile enough, listen to French-Israeli singer  Yael Naim’s new album. It is hard to strip down more without moving into a cappella land, but don’t let that frighten you off. This is oh so beautiful and moving.

Rock Bottom Symphony
Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge loves the past, and dives into many old-fashioned musical genres on this amazing new album. Don’t let the title scare you off, Rock Bottom Symphony, reaches for the sky, not for the underground.

Saint Cloud
Waxachatchee

The Guardian has already proclaimed this album to be the best of the year. I think that is a bit early, but no doubt it is a riveting experience listening to Katie Crutchfield’s mesmerizing voice performing songs with a World music feel to them.

Shuffle and Go
Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention has with Shuffle and Go released 29 studio albums, so if you enjoy this one, which I am confident you do if you like folk rock, you can spend the next month or so listening to their back catalogue. And enjoy an early summer. Because to me there is summer in every track, happy, harmonious, flowering.As promised in the intro, here are 8 ESC songs that you might survive listening to.

Attention – Ulrikke – NORWAY

Empires – Alicja – POLAND

Fai Rumore – Diodato – ITALY

Move – The Mamas – SWEDEN

On Fire – THE ROOP – LITHUANIA

Release Me – Hooverphonic – BELGIUM

Tears Getting Sober – VICTORIA – BULGARIA

Think About Things – DADI OG GAGNAMAGNID – ICELAND

…And some great previews of we might expect will be equally great albums later in the year.

Big Black Train – Lucinda Williams

Birmingham – Jordan Moyes

Fade Into You – Whitehorse

Fences – Blanche

Green Is the Colour – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

Hold On/How Deep is Your Love – Nerina Pallot

Lay It On Me Bavy – Nick Lowe

No Better Magic LONDON – Katie & Zurab Melua

Oh, What a World – Earth Day Edition – Kacey Musgraves

Perrong – Silje Nergaard

Should We – And Then Came Fall

Slow Your Attention – delush

Thank You – Gregory Porter

Tu me Acostumbraste – Salvador Sobral & Alma Nuestra

We Can Hide Out – Mozambo Remix – Ofenbach & Portugal. The Man

3:47 EST
Klaatu

No more said – except that this is the original album copied straight off to Spotify as it was released 44 years ago, not re-mixed. So, you might have to turn up your speaker at times.

 

 

The Nearness of You

We tend to sing about what we miss the most. Although Kristallen, Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren’s album, was recorded long before the corona pandemic hit us (and The Nearness of you was composed  even further back, in 1938, by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington), it has a greater resonance than before, now that we have to stay apart from most of our loved ones for the undeterminable future. Besides being one of the most beautiful ballads every written, in my opinion,

But music brings us together even if we’re not. Hopefully my picks for this month will cheer you up a little bit, also knowing that you are not alone in listening to the playlist. Thanks so much to those of you who give me feedback and spread the word about the playlist. This is a list for those of us who want diversity when listening to music. This month I introduce you to the frailest of jazz voices at the same time as rock’n’roll and the best of Top 40. I know you can take it.

This month I have had the pleasure of re-listening to Paul Simon’s first solo album. It brings back more than memories, it takes me back to where my musical taste developed, how I was taught by Paul Simon  that there is more to life than songs with three chords. I remember I bought the sheet music to the album, and worked my way through some of the most complicated but oh so beautiful chords on the piano. I learned so much about constructing lyrics, what sounds fit together, about rhythm in words and rhythm in music.

Here are this month’s details:

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed in 2020. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

 

American Standard
James Taylor

I am not saying this isn’t a good album – but it could have been a whole lot better! James Taylor with the velvety voice could have picked any songs he liked, but he made a number of peculiar choices when putting together the album. If you’re curious, listen to the whole album, if not, enjoy the picks I have made. They are vintage Taylor.

Countless Branches
Bill Fay

Bill Fay quit the music business in the 1970s and became a park keeper and a fish packer for decades. He was brought back from obscurity in 2012, and his former album, Who’s the Sender, I picked for you a couple of years back. This is the tenderest of the tender, just Fay’s fragile voice, a few instruments, and his lament about how fragile humanity is. As much an album for today as any released recently.

Dixie Blur
Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson has reintroduced the genre Soft rock to me, similar to Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd did in the 80s. Dixie Blur is a brilliant new album, a sophisticated dish of old soft rock music, but also heavily influenced by contemporary Americana.

Endless Dream
Peter Bjorn and John

Swedes have a special knack for pop music, we know this much. The trio Peter Bjorn and Paul proves the point. You listened to their single Music in March; here is the full album, straightforward pop, uncomplicated and enjoyable. Nothing more, nothing less.

Forersts
Silent Fires & Karoline Wallace

Meditative jazz is next, and yes, the vocalist is my daughter Karoline. Silent Fires introduces the music of Alessandro Sgobbio, very fragile and spiritual, and it coats your ears.

Harvest Time
Charlotte dos Santos

I have introduced Charlotte dos Santos to you before as well, she is a family friend. And an emerging brilliant singer and composer. Her new EP, Harvest Time has, as Forests by Silent Fires, a spirituality at its core, with personal songs about break-up and loss, but also about ways forward. A bit more challenging than her former album, Cleo, but give it some time.

In This Town YOu’re Owned
Robert Vincent

I have followed Robert Vincent since he debuted in 2013, so many of you are familiar with his coarse voice and mild Americana. On his new album he broadens the field, flirts with gospel and rock, but his sense of melody is always there, rich and hummable.

Kristallen
Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren

Trombonist and vocalist Nils Landgren meets pianist Jan Lundgren, and beautiful music follows. Kristallen is a remarkable album in its simplicity. As with James Taylor, one wonders why some of the songs were chosen, but most of this album makes perfect sense.

REYKO
REYKO

if whispering and electropop are your things, you will love this album. For the rest of you, there is enough to enjoy on this album from the London-based Spanish duo, because this is definitely a cut above other similar albums.

Lots of interesting new singles out, perhaps the most significant of all is Bob Dylan’s Murder Most Foul, his first new song since 2012. And is it a single? It lasts for quarter of an hour, but both the lyrics about the murder of John F Kennedy (and much, much more) and the music make it worthwhile to spend that amount of time on Bob’s latest.

At a Light – Teddy Thompson

Brighter Dawn – Laura Mvula

Chandelier – Damien Rice

Changes Coming – Kate York

Corduroy Jacket – Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Domino – Nicole Atkins

Good as Hell – Lizzo

Heavy – Charlie More & Duncan Birkbeck

If the World was Ending – JP Saxe & Julia Michaels

Into the Unknown – AURORA

Light – Michael Kiwanuka

Mojave – Sarah Peacock

Murder Most Foul – Bob Dylan

Not in Mephis – Amy LaVere

Peaceful Afternoon/Piece a Vivre – Rufus Wainwright

Plus Je T’embrasse – Thomas Detronc

Rock Pools – Saint Saviour & Willie Mason

Savannah – Andrew Gold

She – Yael Naim

She Persisted – Gina Chavez

Stupid Love – Lady Gaga

Superfan – Dan Wilson

Zelda – Isah

Paul Simon
Paul Simon

I couldn’t add the whole album, it would throw the whole monthly list off-balance. But if you haven’t heard the full album before, do it now. Pop music   – any kind of music for that matter – doesn’t come much better than this.

 

 

 

 

On Shoulders of Giants

Some of you might say it is a sign of utter creative draught that contemporary artists look to the past for musical inspiration and that so much of new releases are covers, remixes and, yes, copies of previously released music. There might be some truth in that, but lets’s be open to another interpretation:  that some of today’s musicians add another layer to pieces we know so well and that they bring the world of music forward – by looking back.

I am protecting you against some of the worst examples of “inspired” music – sadly there’s a lot about – but in the March list you will find in my view interesting takes on everything from old shanties and Sinatra classics to Beach Boys and Disney hits with completely new melodies.  

And to make sure you are reminded of whose shoulders today’s artists are standing on, I have added one of the best albums of all time as this month’s classic album, the inimitable Abbey Road by The Beatles. I have also added Sinead O’Connors own remix of Nothing Compares to U, written by Prince, on the 30th anniversary of its release. Pop music doesn’t get much better than that.

How to listen:

Petter’s Short List contains excerpts of the albums and singles reviewed in the current blog entry. Click here.

But you can also listen to Petter’s Long List, which contains all music reviewed in 2020. Click here.

And – by clicking on the album covers in the blog, you will be taken directly to that particular album in full

 

After the Fire After the Rain
Lost Brothers

This Irish duo (who are not brothers by the way) keeps on releasing some of the most inspired folk around. There is so much of tranquil Ireland in here, that it feels absurd to label this Americana, but you know what I mean. There is softness, sadness, beauty in every track. Perfect prescription against a racing heart.

aloha
Son Little

Prince is dead, but he has not resurrected as Son Little. I think Son Little would have liked that, though.  Supposedly he lost all his demos when his hard drive crashed, and he recorded all this in 8 days to get over the loss and remember as much as possible. Which explains the roughness and the lack of polish – which also happens to be the allure of the album.

The Bare Romantic pt 2
highasakite

This is Norwegian indie band highasakite’s second EP release in just a few months, with a number of great tracks with their unmistakable sound, broadbrushed, bordering on the pompeous (which never hurt Queen on little bit), and very catchy.

Dreamers Do
Kat Edmonson

Queen of Vintage Pop, Kat Edmonson, has made an entertaining and interesting concept album, performing old Disney classics and jazz standards (mostly) in a novel way.

The Family Songbook
Haden Triplets

Yes, they are indeed triplets, and yes, it is the family songbook that inspired this album. As with Lost Brothers, the three daughters of jazz legend Charlie Haden perfect singing in perfect harmony. It is less swing and joy than with the 50s Andrew Sisters, but equally harmonious.

Half Moon Light
The Lone Bellow

«Half Moon Light is enough to comfort and reassure even on the darkest night of the soul. Let this evocative album be your friend and lift your spirit through to the morning.»  Highway Queens review. Enough said.

Hotspot
Pet Shop Boys

If you really long for time to stand still, this is the album for you. Nothing has really changed since Pet Shop Boys rose to prominence in the 1980s. A bit of a guilty pleasure for me, I don’t like it but I like it.

Intro
Lola Young

I don’t own a crystal ball, but if I did I would see Lola Young in it. I introduced this amazing talent last month with «Six Feet Under», and now the whole Intro album is out (excuse the pun). Imagine being 18 and churn out amazing lyrics and great songs like this…  Listening to Intro makes me think of Amy Winehouse, and more recently, Billie Eilish. Except Lola Young is very much her own. (I don’t think her name is, though).

The Last Bohemians
McAlmont & Webb

Another surprise retro album is The Last Bohemians by David McAlmont and Alex Webb, interpreting both Beatles, Queen and other pop greats in a jazzy fashion. Not everything serves as tributes to the originals, but the album pleases more than it displeases.

Storm Damage
Ben Watt

Storm Damage is an album by a man in his late 50s, musing on his life, lost love, changing surroundings, and mortality. By some incredible sleight of hand, he’s managed to make that unpalatable dish, delicious. Pop Matters review (Ben Watt was previously half of duo Everything But the Girl)

Swimmer
Tennis

It is unintentional, but this is the fourth duo in this month’s entry. Tennis is sometimes bubblegum, sometimes catchy high quality pop. Few duos sing and write about marital life as much as they do, which makes them kind of interesting.

Uncovered
Steve Harley

One of my true musical heroes, Steve Harley, is back with an un-Cockney-Rebel- release, mostly covering old favourites, including his own Compared with You. He has mellowed, but there is the occasional sting from the old days in his voice.

 

Lots of great new releases – and a giant re-release.

Besame Mucho – Edna Vazquez & Pink Martini

Bristlecone Pine – Rumer & Lost Hollow

Empire – Blanche

Ergens In Mijn Hoofd – Linde Schöne

God Only Knows – Lily Moore

Heartbreaker Please – Teddy Thompson

Let’s Go – Laura Gibson & Dave Depper

Music – Peter Bjorn and John

My Lotus Flower – Finn Andrews

New York, New York – Daisy Dash

Nothing Compares to U – Sinead O’Connor

No Time to Die – Billie Eilish

Now, Winter Comes – cabane & Kate Stables

Oh, Girl – Jonathan Wilson

Why You Gotta Do It – Willie J Healey

Abbey Road
The Beatles

This album, in my humble opinion, is among the most awesome compositions in all of musical history. To think that it received mixed reviews makes one doubt the whole music journalism business. I have picked some of the rarer played tracks, which also happen to be the best, again in my humble opinion. I’d better stop before I declare «Oh Darling» the best rock vocal performance of all time.  There. I’ve stopped.

Lost and Found

Thank you for feedback and questions following last month’s blog entry. I promised to listen to reason, and I have. SO a few small changes this month:

I have added more than one track from the classic album and more than two tracks from the albums of the month. Everything else remains the same. Hope everybody is happy now. If not, write me.

Which means I will continue to divide the blog into three: Albums, Singles/EPs and one classic album from the 60s, 70s or 80s.

In the playlist there will be samples from all albums, all the singles, and samples from the classic album. In the blog entry below there will be links to all recommended albums. Just click on the album cover.

The songs I presented in the last blog entry has been moved here. As I renew the list, I will put all previous tracks here, so don’t worry. They are still around for your listening pleasure.

So here we go with the February choice cuts.

Been Around
A Girl Called Eddy

Soul-pop from artist who has been away since early 2000s. Which might explain the sunglasses. She has used the time well, Been Around is a perfect evening listening album.

Echo in the Canyon
Jakob Dylan & Misc Artists

Echo in the Canyon is a 2018 film about Laurel Canyon area of L.A. birthplace of a lot of the music your propbably love from the 60s, including Beach Boys, The Byrds, Mamas and the Papas etc. Songs from the era are recreated by Jokob Dylan and a menagerie of famous artists.

Gypsy
Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell is at heart a country artist, but she expands the term more than nearly any other country artist, while still staying true to the roots. She has quite a back catalogue on offer, so if you like what you hear, delve in.

Hundre dager
Ine Hoem

Norwegian Artist Ine Hoem’s first Norwegian-language album, very personal stories told about upbringing, first love. She has gotten a lot of credit for the lyrics, but the music is lovely in its simplicity as well.

Harry Nilsson
Losst and Founnd

One of my favourite artists of the 1970s and 1980s, Harry Nilsson, did not release any new music between the early 80s and his death at 52 in 1994. Until now (well, he didn’t, but you get my drift). He recorded these songs in 1992, and producer Mark Hudson has now finished Harry’s work. A brilliant, cohesive album filled to the brim with Nilsson gems.

Mare Nostrum
Paolu Fresu, Richard Galliano and Jan Lundgren

Put three of the greatest jazz musicians together and don’t be surprised if they create beautiful music together. It is almost inevitable. Mare Nostrum III (yes, there are two previous albums) calms nerves and pleases the heart.

Modern Johnny Sings Songs in the Age of Vibe
Theo Katzman

In some manner a concept album about the love of 60s to 80s music, but also a great collection from multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman, proving that the heritage he tells stories about lives on.

Semper Eadem
Mimmi

Sometimes I want to climb up on a chair in a crowd a scream: «What is wrong with you? Don’t you recognize greatness if it stares you in the face!!??»   Mimmi, a Norwegian artist with Senegalese roots, has got some great reviews but no real fame for her two albums, but she deserves to be recognized at a totally different level. She – and her music – is in a class of its own. Listen to Semper Eadem and I am sure you’ll agree.

Walking Like We Do
The Big Moon

The Big Moon make me believe that not all pop music need to be pushed through the Max Martin meat grinder. Walking Like We Do comes with harmonies and happy, funky, energetic music that takes you on a journey you don’t really know where ends, and with lyrics that a smart and personal.

Some great new releases, hopefully many of the will soon be found on albums. Watch this space.

6 Feet Under – Lola Young

All Babies Must Cry – Sxip Shirey & Rhiannon Giddons

Be Still My Heart (Accoustic version) – Silje Nergaard

Venezuela/Chelsea Burns – Keren Ann & Dayna Kurtz

Røde spenn/Er for alltid from Et lite stykke Norge – Amanda Delara

Don’t let me win – delush

An Echo – Samantha Crain

How to Forgive – Tennis

How Will I Know – Yael Naim

If You Think This is Real Life/The Keeper – Blossoms

Klangfall – Joep Beving

neve give up – Son Little

Pray for Me – Kristin Husøy

Revival – Gregory Porter

Teach Me Tonight – James Taylor

Walking in the Air – AURORA

You Don’t Want to Hear It – Ron Sexsmith

Alladin Sane
David Bowie

I can still recall receiving the package from a British mail order store, opening up the cover of Alladin Sane, putting the LP on the turntable and realizing my musical taste was altered for good. To think that music could be so varied, so beautiful and noisy and rhythmic and unpredictable, all at the same time and on one album. I wanted (and tried to) play the piano like Mike Garson, and Mick Ronson’s guitar solos sent shiverings down my back. Still do.   In my mind, David Bowie’s best.

 

New, Improved!! (or just revised)

Welcome to 2020 and to a, if not improved, so at least revised blog. Please don’t hesitate to give me feedback, positive or negative, to the changes. I might listen to reason.

From your previous feedback I understand that many of you like to listen to the playlist as is, while others like to use it to dig further into the music I have introduced. And some like to do both. So, hopefully the new way to present will make it easier to do all three.

I will divide the blog into three: Albums, Singles/EPs and one classic album from the 60s, 70s or 80s.

In the playlist there will be samples from all albums, all the singles, and one sample from the classic album. In the blog entry below there will be links to all recommended albums. Just click on the album cover. (Yes, it’s magic, I know..)

As a consequence I will not write many details about the music below. If it is in this month’s list it is because I consider it good and I imagine you will like it, too.

Correspondence
Jens Lekman & Annika Norlin

Two singer-songwriters send songs to each other. SImple idea with a lovely result.

Marriage Story
Randy Newman

Newman decides not to sing, only compose and play. A lovely soundtrack in the Newman soundtrack tradition.

Golden Hour
Christopher Holland (feat. Sumudu Yayatilaka/Katy Shotter)

Jools Holland’s brother proves himself to be a great songwriter, wisely leaving much of the vocals to Sumudu Yayatilake and Katy Shotter.

From Out of Nowhere – Jeff Lynne’s ELO

If you loved Electric Light Orchestra in the 70s, not much has changed. Jeff Lynne sticks with what he knows. Good for him and good for us.

Let’s Rock
The Black Keys

This is an album by the Black Keys called “Let’s Rock.” It does. (Pitchfork)

LETTERS VOL 1
Grace Vanderwaal

The darling of America’s Got Talent is about to grow up – sounds like she will make the transition to adult performer just fine.

Love Stories
Eliane Elias

One of my favourite jazz voices is back, with a lovely, but sadly a bit uninteresting collection of songs.

Modern Love
Various Artists

A fabulous TV series with an equally magnificent soundtrack. I just love this album!

My Fines Work Yet
Andrew Bird

Activist singer-songwriter Andrew Bird turns to irony, still important, still with teeth.

Nothing Never Happens
Bria Skonberg

Bria Skonberg takes us through the dark night of her heart and the national soul on the fraught, yet impossible-not-to-listen-to Nothing Never Happens.  (All About Jazz)

When Words Flew Freely
Signe Marie Rustad

Norwegian Americana, hauntingly beautful album by Signe Marie Rustad, her third.

Teaser & The Firecat
Cat Stevens

In my view, one of the best albums ever recorded. And one that brings out pleasant memories for me more than almost any other album. I always wanted to sing like Cat Stevens, but he was way out of my range in more ways than one. «How Can I Tell You» is not the most famous song from the album, but maybe one of the loveliest love songs written.

These days singles are previews of greatness to come – or the only really great song from a forthcoming album. Hopefully the singles that I have added to the playlist this month, belongs to the former category. Time will tell… Here is a list of this month’s picks:

2 In a Million – Steve Acki/Sting/SHAED

Burn the Witch – Sarah Peacock

Creature – iris

Eight Floors Up – The Delines

Feet Off the Ground – Brent Cobb, Jade Bird

He Killed Capoty – Zouzoelectric

Hierba Mala – REYKO

I Do (Really Like You) – Loren Nine

Free – Jordan Moyes

Kissing in the Wind – Travis

Let’s Go Out – Jadudah

Love Wil Remain – Bill Fay

Make Room – ISAK

My Neighbour’s Ghost – Robert Vincent

No Meanness – Madeleine Peyroux

Skin – Ships Have Sailed

The Sunday Walker EP – Villagers

Sword of Damocles – Rufus Wainwright

Telefone – Delicatessen

I plan to give you a new update by March, so stay tuned and enjoy the playlist. I have moved the old 2019 playlist to a separate playlist, previously called Newcomers. If you have subscribed to that list, you will now find your old favourites there. Or you can click here. to listen and/or subscribe.

Most Enjoyable 2019

 

Time for the round-up of this year’s most enjoyable albums (including two released at the very end of 2018)!  The list is of course very personal, but I do think most readers of my blog will enjoy most of the music here. With the exception of Joe Jackson’s excellent rock album, most entries are in the quiet, evocative and accoustic end of the music spectrum. Perhaps it has been that kind of year, more introspective..?

You’ll find a link to every album below, and I have made a playlist of all ten albums  as well, found here.

Instead of reviewing the albums once again myself, I have quoted other reviewers, so your don’t hve to take my word on it that these are outstanding albums.

I have also added a music video from each album, (with the exception of Hekla Stålstrenga, who haven’t produced one).

A Happy New Year to all readers and listeners. Next year I will make some changes to my blog list, focusing more on individual tracks and songs, less on albums, but always with good references, if you want to dig further on your own. More details later….

. Joe Jackson – Fool

Fool
Joe Jackson

«Even if Joe Jackson is no longer the mega-star of the ‘80s, it’s clear from the consistently innovative, often challenging Fool that he is far from a faded has-been. On the contrary, it’s good enough to suggest his best might still be ahead of him.»

Father of the Bride
Vampire Weekend

«An album that could soundtrack an afternoon picnic or be used as fodder for a doctorate thesis on songwriting. It’s a beautifully realized cipher in an age of unsatisfying answers.»

The Light You Need Exits
Randi Tytingvåg Trio

*An uncommonly beautiful record…We live in dark times, but the light we need exists.» Stavanger Aftenblad

Eleni Mandell – Wake Up Again

Wake Up Again
Eleni Mandell

«The record  is surprisingly her most indie rock-flavored release to date, at least until about the halfway point. But it’s also her most relevant, and most lyrically powerful. These clear-eyed, sobering songs elegantly and often allusively chronicle the cycles of despair, and addiction, and hopelessness of being caught in the prison-industrial compex. As Mandell makes crystal clear, orange is anything but the new black.»

New York Music Daily

Maria Due – The Colour White

The Colour White
Maria Due

«I don’t know how much attention Maria Due’s album will get, but I really hope people will open their eyes for her, because she has made a little gem of an album «

Musikknyheter.no

NES – Ahlam

Ahlam
NES

Ahlam (dream in Arabic) is the beautifully-sculpted new album by NES, a trio of virtuoso musicians based in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain… NES’ combination of artful cello, light percussion and diverse vocal forms is intensely satisfying. On Ahlam you’ll find masterfully-constructed songs influenced by Arabic music, flamenco, classical music and jazz.»

WorldMusic Central.org

Luisa Sobral – Rosa

Rosa
Luisa Sobral

«Rosa is an unadorned and emotional album, very exciting» 

Elske og ære
Hekla Stålstrenga

«The coast (of Norway), nature and the elements are are put to full use  during the 11 tracks comprise this album…. Again one must be truly impressed with Hekla Stålstrenga, a group of musicians with a most amazing ensemble playing… Folk music and singer-songwriter tradition are in good hands.»

iTromsø

 

Lily & Madeleine – Canterbury Girls

Canterbury Girls
Lily & Madeleine

«The sisters are truly coming into their own here, exploring new sonic avenues and expressing themselves with beautiful, and occasionally brutal, honesty.»
Entertainment Weekly

One Piece at a Time
Finn Andrews

«Laced with a rare sincerity and some of the most captivating vocal work Andrews has ever produced, One Piece At A Time sees The Veils’ frontman picking up the metaphorical pieces of his life and allowing them to guide the next steps of his journey…..An intimate and unyielding musical effort with very little room for disappointment, those who already adore the Andrews’ signature sound are guaranteed to be more than impressed.»

London In Stereo

Petter’s Christmas Special

Sick and tired of the same Christmas music year after year? Today I can offer you some relief, with a special list of (almost) new Christmas releases!

I have to qualify the statement somewhat, though, because even though the songs are new, the ingredients are more or less the same as they’ve been since the dawn of time – or since Bing Crosby recorded White Christmas, whatever came first (nobody knows for sure).  Santa Claus and his family, Baby Jesus and his family, Coming home to family (or not), are in various degrees present in all 37 songs.

The songs span many genres, from folk to rock to country to bigband to classic, but sprinkled on top are the always recognizable elements like snow bells and peace and love. Now, I don’t mean to be callous or cruel, because I am a softee at heart, and in December my tolerance for the adopted values of Christmas is (almost) boundless. If yours are too, I can promise you’ll love most of the special playlist.

In addition, I must also add, that some songs are not new, some are more reworked or dusted off than new, like John Legend and Kelly Clarkson’s new version of Baby It’s Cold Outside, with new #metoo-adjusted lyrics, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock version of Dreams of Fireflies, borrowed from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons –  and Ana Gasteyer’s Children Go Where I Send Thee, an old African-American Spiritual.

And – HERE is my Christmas Special on Spotify. Enjoy!

John Legend – A Legendary Christmas

Bring Me Love

By Christmas Eve

Waiting for Christmas

Baby It’s Cold Outside (with Kelly Clarkson)

Ana Gasteyer – sugar & booze

Sugar and Booze

The Man With the Bag

He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again

Children Go Where I Send Thee

Boys of Christmas – Nå e de julatid

Gaver du ikkje vil ha

Ne-Yo – Another Kind of Christmas

Carol of the Bells (with Candice Boyd)

Talk About It

I Want To Come Home for Christmas

It’s For Everybody

Someyday at Christmas (with ReVaughn)

 

Hiss Golden Messenger – Christmas in Prison

Christmas in Prison

Idina Menzel – Christmas: A Season of Love

A Hand for Mrs. Claus (with Ariana Grande)

Keb’ Mo’ – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You

Moonight, Mistletoe & You (with Gerald Albright)

When the Children Sing

One More Year With You

Los Lobos – Liegó Navidad

Christmas and You

Mac McCaughan – Down We Go

Down We Go (Sledding Song)

Magne Furuholmen – White Xmas Lies

There Goes Another Year

Molly Burch – The Molly Burch Christmas Album

Hard Candy Christmas

Pentatonix – The Best of Pentatonix Christmas

Mary, Did You Know?

White Winter Hymnal

Grown-Up Christmas List (with Kelly Clarkson)

Robbie Williams – The Christmas Present

Coco’s Christmas Lullaby

Let’s Not Go Shopping

Best Christmas Ever

Fairytales (with Rod Stewart)

Home

Silya & The Bad Santas – Happy Holidaze

Kissin’ by the Mistletoe

Secret of Christmas

Sissel – Reflections III Christmas

In the Night of New Year’s Eve

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams of Fireflies

Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)

Time You Should Be Sleeping

William Tyler – Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

 

— Happy Holidays ,Everyone —