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The Real Thing


Download links and information about The Real Thing by Kate Walsh. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 37:33 minutes.

Artist: Kate Walsh
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 37:33
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No. Title Length
1. The Real Thing 2:50
2. Greater Than I 3:36
3. The Baker 3:39
4. The Wolves 4:34
5. Le jardinier 4:07
6. You Are Home 3:23
7. The Dark Knight 4:10
8. Stirring Up a Fire 4:20
9. He Is a Bird 3:22
10. Snow 3:32



English singer/songwriter Kate Walsh chose a more interactive route for her third full-length album by releasing a downloadable single every month, starting in March and ending in late autumn. The resulting Real Thing, an austere but homey collection of ten songs, each of which was recorded live in the studio, feels as effortless as the falling snow that permeates the lovely, holiday-themed final track. Walsh operates comfortably within the soft confines of the coffee-ringed, confessional singer/songwriter genre. Her sparse arrangements (often just piano and vocal), poetic yet succinct lyrics, and lilting voice (a dead ringer for the Sundays' Harriet Wheeler) elevate simple love songs like "You Are Home" and the title cut, and help to keep darker tracks like "The Wolves" and "The Dark Night" from spiraling into rote diary entries of post-adolescent melodrama. Lucid, comfy, and occasionally transcendent, The Real Thing more than lives up to its moniker.