Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
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Based on 20 reviews
2006 Ratings: #35 / 715
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Based on 36 ratings
2006 Ratings: #103
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On his latest record, Will Oldham enlists the help of Faun Fables vocalist Dawn McCarthy to create a record that presents the humor, dread, and resignation that inform his best music in blissfully unfiltered form.

Much like his collaboration with Matt Sweeny, The Letting Go sees Bonnie "Prince" Billy assisted by the performances surrounding him. On this occasion, Oldham is joined by vocalist Dawn McCarthy who provides an entirely different collaboration than the guitar work and vocal harmonies that Sweeny supplied. The Letting Go sees Oldham's voice frequently coalescing with the swirling and ethereal singing of McCarthy, whether that be directly along with Oldham's words or as a soft layer ... read more


Sometimes the backing vocals really work and sometimes they really don’t. I called you back is the biggest highlight on the album for me.


Very Soothing, but the folk genre don't got the juice

I called you back
Love comes to me
No Bad News


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Track List

  1. Love Comes to Me
  2. Strange Form of Life
  3. Wai
  4. Cursed Sleep
  5. No Bad News
  6. Cold & Wet
  7. Big Friday
  8. Lay and Love
  9. The Seedling
  10. Then the Letting Go
  11. God's Small Song
  12. I Called You Back

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