Samuel Beam better known as Iron and Wine is a folk singer-songwriter from South Carolina. Beam got his degree in art from FSU all the while writing songs that went unrecorded. It wasn’t until his friend lent him a four-track recorder that he started work on his first album, The Creek Drank the Cradle. Beam wrote, performed, recorded and produced the entire album and it was hailed as one of the best of the year by critics. Iron & Wine has been compared to the works of Nick Drake, Simon and Garfunkle and Neil Young throughout the year and time has seen Beam’s work evolve from home-grown folk to an all-encompassing jazz/pop/country blend of sound he’s now known for.
Ghost on Ghost is Iron and Wine’s fifth full length release. Ghost sees further exploration into the pop sound of his fourth album. Ghost on Ghost exhibits influence from jazz, pop, and R&B and is more relaxed than his last two albums. The new style has polarized some fans, but most can see the natural progression he’s made in his last few releases. This new album is full of clever lyrics and fun melodies one can easily get behind.
Ghost on Ghost
1. Caught in the Briars
2. The Desert Babbler
4. Low Light Buddy of Mine
5. Grace for Saints and Ramblers
6. Grass Widows
7. Singers and the Endless Song
8. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
9. Winter Prayers
10. New Mexico's No Breeze
11. Lovers' Revolution
12. Baby Center Stage
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