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The Living and the Dead


Download links and information about The Living and the Dead by Jolie Holland. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 39:49 minutes.

Artist: Jolie Holland
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 39:49
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No. Title Length
1. Mexico City 3:54
2. Corrido por Buddy 4:21
3. Palmyra 4:33
4. You Painted Yourself In 3:10
5. Fox In Its Hole 5:07
6. Your Big Hands 4:00
7. Sweet Loving Man 3:28
8. Love Henry 5:05
9. The Future 3:48
10. Enjoy Yourself 2:23



Jolie Holland’s previous albums presented certain peculiar challenges. She sang in a tough twang and arranged the songs around a ghostly Americana of rock, gospel, mountain folk, and jazz that could be unnervingly weird where a moment of calm and comfort would have been the right welcoming gesture to an audience not yet warmed up to her idiosyncratic vision. For album number four, 2008’s The Living and the Dead, Holland immediately begins things with an amiable “hello” of sorts with the easeful, pop-like sparkle of “Mexico City,” a song that takes on Jack Kerouac and his beatnik crew. “Corrido Por Buddy” is deceptively upbeat, as it tells the sad story of an old friend barely recognizable after years of drug addiction. “Fox In Its Hole” uses a south-westernly sense of drama to unfold. Holland is joined here by Tom Waits’ and Elvis Costello’s guitarist Marc Ribot, who provides piercing counterpoint to her musings. Holland still leaves in plenty of rough edges. “Your Big Hands” exposes every cool nuance of her world-weary voice with plenty of space for the guitars to rumble behind and “Enjoy Yourself” is pure field recording, her voice rubbing up against the night air in exultation.