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Tranquil Isolation


Download links and information about Tranquil Isolation by Nicolai Dunger. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 51:38 minutes.

Artist: Nicolai Dunger
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 51:38
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No. Title Length
1. Last Night I Dreamt of Mississippi 6:27
2. Hey Mama 3:29
3. Hundred Songs 4:40
4. First Runaway 2:57
5. Me, Ray and JR 5:19
6. Ol' Lovers 5:22
7. Truth About the Blues 4:54
8. Tribute to Tim Hardin 3:35
9. Good Man 1:30
10. Vem Kan Segla för Utan Vind / Du Är Den Ende 1:32
11. Wonders 4:10
12. Tale of Old Nanny 3:11
13. Going Home for Christmas 4:32



If Soul Rush brought Nicolai Dunger to America's attention (via Lakeshore's domestic release), the Swedish singer/songwriter kicks things up a notch with Tranquil Isolation. This time he actually recorded in the States — specifically the state of Kentucky — with such quintessentially American musicians as Will and Paul Oldham of the Palace Brothers. With all the American influences in his music — jazz, folk, blues, and gospel — Dunger's decision to record here makes as much sense in theory as in practice (and he's also collaborated with New York psych-rockers Mercury Rev on occasion). If nothing on the album is quite as majestic as string-laden opening track "Last Night I Dreamt of Mississippi" — and even if Dunger's the kind of scarf-wearing gent who can sing about "mamas" and "lovers" without a lick of irony — the relaxing spell Tranquil Isolation casts remains unbroken throughout. And Dunger's flexible voice couldn't be more distinctive; whether he's moaning, crooning, or humming, he comes across like a bolder Nick Drake (see "Cello Song") or Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison, which is to say that his record collection must surely have a few British and Irish artists sprinkled in amongst all the Tim Buckley, Miles Davis, and Mississippi John Hurt LPs. ~ Kathleen C. Fennessy, Rovi