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The Glass Trunk

Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk
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April 28, 2013 / Release Date
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The Glass Trunk (Richie's Own Label/alt.vinyl, 2013), is a near perfect album in concept, in execution, and in aesthetics. If The Magic Bridge inspired Dawson to go even more minimalistic and weirder, then The Glass Trunk is the extreme extension of these concepts: 7 songs delivered acapella with some occassional background instrumentation or with a backing choir, but aside those effects, there is nothing but Dawson's voice delivering each song.

Inspired by the Tyne and Wear history museum, ... read more


the cover art reminds me of mushy peas



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Track List

  1. A parents address to his firstborn son on the day of his birth 
  2. I .
  3. II 
  4. Poor old horse
  5. III 
  6. IV 
  7. William and his mother visit the museum 
  8. VI 
  9. The brisk lad 
  10. VII 
  11. VIII 
  12. Joe the quilt-maker 
  13. IX 
  14. The ghost of a tree 
  15. XI 
  16. XII 
  17. The ice-breaker Baikal

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Added on: December 11, 2013