19 Songs, 1 Hour 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joseph Arthur has been recording consistently good music for 15 years. As a prolific songwriter, he's worked within a system that can't handle the amount of material he produces. So, while Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label did its best to accommodate Arthur's creative ambitions, he self-released four EPs in the winter of 2002, selling them to fans who attended his tour. Ten years later, Real World Records has released these four EPs as one massive set: 19 songs that further explore Arthur's unique powers as both a writer and a recording artist. Several tunes appeared on Redemption's Son—"Dear Lord," "The Termite Song," "Favorite Girl," and "Voices Will Fight" (retitled "In the Night")—while other material here includes distinctive pieces that were part of the original EPs' logic. Arthur saw each release as a separate entity. However, his passion and abilities ensure that the variety never diffuses his talents. The quiet creep of "Queens of Brooklyn," the acoustic guitar, handclaps, and harmonies of "Bill Wilson," and the harmonica-fueled Americana rock of "Still the Same" are all essential pieces of the Joseph Arthur puzzle.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joseph Arthur has been recording consistently good music for 15 years. As a prolific songwriter, he's worked within a system that can't handle the amount of material he produces. So, while Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label did its best to accommodate Arthur's creative ambitions, he self-released four EPs in the winter of 2002, selling them to fans who attended his tour. Ten years later, Real World Records has released these four EPs as one massive set: 19 songs that further explore Arthur's unique powers as both a writer and a recording artist. Several tunes appeared on Redemption's Son—"Dear Lord," "The Termite Song," "Favorite Girl," and "Voices Will Fight" (retitled "In the Night")—while other material here includes distinctive pieces that were part of the original EPs' logic. Arthur saw each release as a separate entity. However, his passion and abilities ensure that the variety never diffuses his talents. The quiet creep of "Queens of Brooklyn," the acoustic guitar, handclaps, and harmonies of "Bill Wilson," and the harmonica-fueled Americana rock of "Still the Same" are all essential pieces of the Joseph Arthur puzzle.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

yreg yenoor ,

Junkyard Jewels !!

finally out of the vaults. more classic music from joseph arthur. he never dissapoints.

Amylou1112 ,

Disappointed

I'm kind of disappointed on this. I really was in love with the songs, "honey and the moon" "king of the pavement" and "you are the dark" by them. I was really excited when this came out but the only song that I really like is "jumping in with you"

Cardigan Records ,

A must have!

Glad to see these songs released.

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