Standing at the Sky's Edge

Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
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Based on 17 reviews
2012 Ratings: #335 / 958
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Based on 9 ratings
May 7, 2012 / Release Date
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Parlophone / Label
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Drowned in Sound

However you choose to describe it, or whatever your preconceptions of Hawley and his music, this is definitely an album you should bend a considered ear towards.

Consequence of Sound

The overall sound is in some ways richer than its forerunners, but corralled by its guitar, bass, and drum core, the raw bursts of spacey lead guitar and sonic effects carry real impact.


No matter the locale, Hawley’s latest is every bit as universal and timeless as past efforts.


It's great to hear Richard Hawley expanding his horizons and there's a lot to enjoy in this album. 


Sky's Edge is an over-correction, if not an out-and-out miscalculation by Hawley of his own strengths.

Hawley's most guitar-centric album - for the most part the six string heroics are worked well into the mix.

Also: this approach sure makes him sound similar to Mark Lanegan.
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Track List

  1. She Brings the Sunlight 
  2. Standing At the Sky's Edge 
  3. Time Will Bring You Winter 
  4. Down in the Woods 
  5. Seek It 
  6. Don't Stare At the Sun 
  7. The Wood Colliers Grave 
  8. Leave Your Body Behind You 
  9. Before
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Added on: May 2, 2012