Salutations (LP)


Conor Oberst

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Amoeba Review

03/15/2017

It's a rare thing to be able to hear a great album again for the first time, but Conor Oberst's latest is a close approximation of that. Oberst hadn't meant to release his last record, Ruminations, in its demo form, but the stripped down, spontaneous feeling of those recordings proved to be moving enough that it was released as such. Now, with Salutations, he has revisited the material with the full instrumentation and production he originally intended, fleshing out the songs, changing the track order and almost doubling its length with new songs. While Ruminations had the intimacy and personality of The Freewheelin'-era Dylan, Salutations brings the material to their Basement Tapes/Desire incarnation. "Gossamer Thin," with its accordion, lead guitar, and sentimental violins, evokes a late summer afternoon at the cantina, while tracks like "Overdue" and "Napalm" have a keyboard driven, country funk to them, as well as some killer guitar licks. With songs like "Empty Hotel by the Sea" Oberst tells tales of his friends' troubles with imagery that can't help but take you into his world. While the economy and youthful urgency of Ruminations was only recorded the previous year, the difference between it and Salutations feels like a lifetime of experience, and Oberst's new versions of the songs feel like well-worn, old stories told at the bar, time and time again.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Too Late to Fixate
Conor Oberst 04:01
2.
Gossamer Thin
Conor Oberst 03:34
3.
Overdue
Conor Oberst 03:49
4.
Afterthought
Conor Oberst 03:37


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Next Of Kin
Conor Oberst 03:43
2.
Napalm
Conor Oberst 05:00
3.
Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
Conor Oberst 04:17
4.
Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
Conor Oberst 04:02


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Barbary Coast (Later)
Conor Oberst 04:29
2.
Tachycardia
Conor Oberst 03:27
3.
Empty Hotel by the Sea
Conor Oberst 04:25
4.
Anytime Soon
Conor Oberst 02:54
5.
Counting Sheep
Conor Oberst 03:28


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Rain Follows the Plow
Conor Oberst 03:43
2.
You All Loved Him Once
Conor Oberst 04:27
3.
A Little Uncanny
Conor Oberst 04:56
4.
Salutations
Conor Oberst 03:55

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