DAMIEN JURADO Where Shall You Take Me 2LP

DAMIEN JURADO Where Shall You Take Me 2LP

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Damien Jurado is the sort of songwriter who straddles rock's past and future, and with each record contributes a new chapter to an ever-fruitful body of work.

An instant classic when released in 2003, Where Shall You Take Me? was his fifth full-length, and is a beautiful collection of 10 Raymond Carver-esque vignettes terror and bliss in Middle America. Arriving two decades after Springsteen's Nebraska, Jurado put the darker, more complicated side of the heartland back on the map with his tales of young love (some requited; some not), innocent fun and bloodshed. Mostly acoustic with very sparse band arrangements - with the notable exception being the old live favourite Texas to Ohio, which sounds like a Scarecrow-era Mellencamp hit - Jurado displayed the songwriting talent that turns back the hands of time to a place in which his tunes sound like they've been floating around, passed down from generation to generation.

This deluxe double-LP vinyl reissue incorporates unreleased basement reel demos, and the Just in Time for Something EP (never before released on vinyl).

- 2LP


LP 1:
1. Amateur Night
2. Omaha
3. Abilene
4. Texas to Ohio
5. Window
6. I Can't Get Over You
7. Intoxicated Hands
8. Tether
9. Matinee
10. Bad Dreams

LP 2:
1. Abilene
2. I Can't Get Over You
3. The Killer
4. Amateur Night
5. Omaha
6. Smith 1972
7. Motion Sickness
8. Night Out for the Downer
9. Prices
10. Engine Fire