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A Banquet for Ghosts


Download links and information about A Banquet for Ghosts by Matthew Mayfield. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 47:06 minutes.

Artist: Matthew Mayfield
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 47:06
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No. Title Length
1. Ain't Much More to Say 3:35
2. Take What I Can Get 4:28
3. Cold Winds 4:03
4. Track You Down 3:31
5. Heart in Wire 4:22
6. I Don't Know You At All 3:34
7. A Banquet for Ghosts 1:12
8. Carry Me 4:33
9. Always Be You 4:22
10. Beautiful 4:17
11. Safe & Sound 3:53
12. Thief (Bonus Track) 0:55
13. Heart in Wire (Edit) 4:21



The anguished balladry on the Alabama-born singer/songwriter’s second solo album is strong stuff, distilled from the pain of loss and the torment of lingering memories. Matthew Mayfield delivers these tunes in a burly, raw-edged voice that ranges from a full-throated cry to a near-whisper. Building his tracks around his sparse acoustic guitar work, he doesn’t shy away from confessing his weaknesses and desperation. “I have the crippling fear of seeing you again,” he sings in “Ain’t Much More to Say,” a typical sentiment among the songs found here. Whether his lyrics are simmering with anger (“I Don’t Know You at All”) or steeped in regret (“Take What I Can Get,” “Always Be You”), Mayfield delivers compelling performances that confront his demons head-on. His knack for clearly drawn imagery brings his characters into sharp focus, giving songs like “Heart in Wire” and “Safe & Sound” a visceral immediacy. Strings and pedal steel guitar add subtle accents at key moments. More than just another angst-ridden troubadour, Mayfield raises his heartache to compelling high art on A Banquet for Ghosts.