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It Happened One Night & It Never Happened At All


Download links and information about It Happened One Night & It Never Happened At All by John Wesley Harding. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 33 tracks with total duration of 01:58:57 minutes.

Artist: John Wesley Harding
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 33
Duration: 01:58:57
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No. Title Length
1. Headful of Something/The Devil In Me (live) 3:57
2. Who You Really Are (live) 2:37
3. Famous Man (live) 2:54
4. You and Your Career (live) 3:37
5. July 13th 1985 (live) 4:26
6. One Night Only (live) 4:58
7. Affairs of the Heart (live) 3:09
8. Humankind (live) 3:24
9. Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan. Steve Goodman, David Blue & Me (live) 3:20
10. The Night He Took Her to the Fairground (live) 2:30
11. The Biggest Monument (live) 3:53
12. Save a Little Room for Me (live) 2:49
13. Kiss/Lovers Society (live) 3:42
14. Careers Service (live) 3:05
15. Pound Pound Pound (live) 3:50
16. Roy Orbison Knows (live) 3:40
17. Bastard Son (live) 3:20
18. Every Sunrise Is Another Sunset (live) 2:38
19. Three Legged Man (live) 7:33
20. Love's Sacrifice 2:46
21. Roy Orbison Knows 4:44
22. The Devil In Me 4:08
23. Same Thing Twice 2:53
24. Browning Road 3:13
25. Lovers Society 3:12
26. Scared of Guns 3:08
27. Who You Really Are 2:28
28. Bad Fruit 3:35
29. Pound Pound Pound 3:53
30. One Night Only 5:13
31. The Night He Took Her to the Fairground 3:09
32. Save a Little Room for Me 3:32
33. You Can't Take It With You 3:41



John Wesley Harding makes a confession in the liner notes of his latest release: It Happened One Night, his first album, should've never been his first album. It was live, which meant it would never get radio play, and he was bored with the songs by the time he recorded them. It Never Happened at All, on the other hand, is an imaginary reconstruction, an album Harding says was much more representative of where he was at the time. This previously unreleased material (the second disc of this collection) should have been his first release. Whatever one thinks of Harding's revisionist history of his own career, it's easy to listen to It Happened One Night and think it rather old-fashioned. His topical songs sung to the tune of an acoustic guitar remind one of Phil Ochs without the humor (and 25 years too late), and one imagines that he's instructing the audience more than entertaining them. It Never Happened at All, recorded with a full band in the studio, sounds like a lush product of the 20th century by comparison. The comparison is most obvious on a piece like "The Devil in Me," a cut that appears on both albums. The studio version, spruced up by Steve Donnelly's spunky guitar work, is far superior and really doesn't seem like the same song. Even Harding's vocal is much more spry, which makes the rather heavy lyric much easier to listen to. These observations are true across the board. Whether or not It Never Happened at All should've been Harding's first album, it is a much superior work than It Happened One Night, and a fine addition to his catalog. Fans should be ecstatic. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr., Rovi