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The Beautiful Old


Download links and information about The Beautiful Old. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:01:31 minutes.

Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:01:31
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No. Title Length
1. The Band Played On (feat. Christine Collister) (Richard Thompson) 3:42
2. A Perfect Day (Kimmie Rhodes) 2:26
3. The Flying Trapeze (Graham Parker) 4:39
4. Love's Old Sweet Song (feat. John McCusker) (Heidi Talbot) 3:33
5. Long Time Ago (Jimmy Lafave) 3:58
6. Silver Dagger (Jolie Goodnight) 3:05
7. The Dying Californian (Carrie Elkin) 3:22
8. The Rosary (Instrumental) (Garth Hudson) 1:56
9. Come Josephine In My Flying Machine (feat. Simone Stevens) (Will Sexton) 3:16
10. Somewhere a Voice Is Calling (Kimmie Rhodes) 3:47
11. After the Ball (Dave Davies) 4:23
12. I Love You Truly (Jolie Goodnight) 3:52
13. Beautiful Ohio (Kim Richey) 3:17
14. Just a-Wearyin' For You (Eric Bibb) 2:57
15. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (Kimmie Rhodes) 2:55
16. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Simone Stevens) 2:42
17. Home Sweet Home (Christine Collister) 3:21
18. The Last Rose of Summer (feat. Gabriel Rhodes, Richard Bowden & Brian Standefer) [Instrumental] (Richard Greene) 2:13
19. Till We Meet Again (feat. Richard Bowden & Gabriel Rhodes) [Instrumental] (Garth Hudson) 2:07



A host of rock, folk, and country artists breathe fresh life into vintage 19th-century and early 20th-century parlor music on The Beautiful Old, bringing out the songs' innate sweetness, humor, and pathos. Producers Paul Marsteller and Gabriel Rhodes treat the songs as vital expressions of emotion rather than museum pieces; tunes as different as the traditional ballad “Silver Dagger” and the family classic “Home Sweet Home” are rendered in sparse acoustic settings that show off the luster of their melodies. The Band’s Garth Hudson helps bring unity to the album with his virtuosic piano and accordion work. Standout performances include Richard Thompson’s droll vocals on “The Band Played On,” Jimmy LeFave’s aching rendition of “Long Time Ago,” Graham Parker’s zestful reading of “The Flying Trapeze," and Kim Richey’s tenderly nostalgic take on “Beautiful Ohio.” If there’s a centerpiece here, it’s “After the Ball”: an 1892 million-selling ballad sung with bittersweet charm by The Kinks’ Dave Davies. Kimmie Rhodes is likewise crucial with her heartfelt interpretations of “A Perfect Day” and “Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life.”