Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury 2019 album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by notesofachord, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    That's still enough to account for the album being finished in 2017 and released in 2019.
     
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  2. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    It's actually perfect, the flow of the gnarly guitar solos into the softer synth beats, the songs themselves which are excellent, it works beautifully.
     
  3. dewiecox

    dewiecox Forum Resident

    Right on. I read it as "That(alone) is a couple years work."
     
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  4. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

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    Where did I say I want it to be 75 minutes?
    And if it's all the same quality as what's there, why not 75 minutes?
    If it were, would that be "part of the album" as well?
    Sheesh.
     
  5. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    You didn't, but in a previous post you said it seemed a bit short. All I was trying to say was that, for me, it's a perfect album length and that it's better than 75 minutes because most artists can't come up with enough material to justify that length.
     
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  6. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Came in the mail today from Amazon... apparently the version they are selling is a CD-R and not a pressed silver CD. Not happy about this, it's going right back to them.
     
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  7. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    Mine is a standard silver cd, definitely not a CD-R.
     
  8. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Did you get it through Amazon?

    Mine even had the awkward barcode they put on their made on demand CDs on the disc face and booklet back.
     
  9. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Was it fulfilled by Amazon? Because the majority of stuff on Amazon is actually from third-party vendors.
     
  10. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    Got it direct from Amazon, barcode in the usual place on the back of the tray card, nothing on disc face.
    Maybe you got a boot? Did you order from one of the third party sellers?
     
  11. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Pre-ordered directly from Amazon, no third party.
     
  12. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    That's strange. Definitely send it back.
     
  13. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

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    Already have it packed back up and and ready to go to UPS. Looking at their site now, they are sold out of non-third party version now. However mine was a pre-order from months ago. Was shocked such a high profile release was shipped out as a CD-R.
     
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  14. MattG

    MattG Unreliable Narrator

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    How’s the vinyl on this?
     
  15. ZenArcher

    ZenArcher Forum Resident

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    Gave this a first and second listen in the car today (perfect driving music!). Awesome record and a very enjoyable evolution of his music. The first time through, it was “spot the influence”:which was fun, but second time through the sheer attitude and energy of the songwriting comes through. And I appreciate it’s no longer than it needs to be. 41 minutes of near perfection. I can’t thinks of a single non-compilation album over 50 minutes long that doesn’t drag.
     
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  16. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Forum Resident

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    This feels like a good, Warner Bros.-era ZZ Top album. It may not be on par with his previous two, but I dig it.
     
  17. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

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    I have the red/black swirl vinyl, and it's a good pressing, though a bit noisy here and there, but since the music is mostly loud/distorted, that's not really an issue. The dynamics are a bit crushed (for vinyl), but that may just be inherent to the source.
     
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  18. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

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    Lehigh Valley, PA
    It sounds fine. It certainly wouldn't be the album I put on to show off my system.

    I think @slop101 put it pretty well.

    EDIT: Mine is just the plain black vinyl I picked up at Barnes & Noble.
     
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  19. jeffsab

    jeffsab Forum Resident

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    Does it come with a digital download card?
     
  20. I’m a CD guy but this is one definite advantage of the vinyl revival for me.The last 30 years have seen way too many albums bloated with 30 minutes of filler to get up to capacity CD length.That being said 3 of my favourite albums of this year-Patty Griffin,Glen Hansard and The National-are all about an hour in length.
     
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  21. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

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    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Unfortunately, mine did not.
     
  22. pjpitt89

    pjpitt89 Well-Known Member

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    Philadelphia
    Black vinyl from Amazon, no download code. Always a bummer to me, just seems like a money grab.
     
  23. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk "You say you'll change the constitution"

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    I am going to have to spend some more time with this one to see if I can appreciate it more. There are only a few out there that produced a country sound I liked and Sturgill was one of them for me so I'm caught off guard a little bit by this.
     
  24. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

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    I gotta admit, I felt exactly the same. I've given it some time though and it is a cool record. Don't give up yet. It may grow on ya.
     
  25. davidkeith

    davidkeith Forum Resident

    My copy is the red/black swirl. And there's little to no surface noise. It's not an audiophile recording, but it sounds pretty good on vinyl. A friend streamed it for us the other evening, I like the sound of the vinyl mastering better. No download card, which is disappointing. I usually burn the download to a CD for the car.
     
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