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The Understatement of Your Life Can't Dance

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Norfolk & Western  All the Towns Near Boston  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  The Absence of Photographs  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  From 1910  buy on itunes
Adam Selzer  A Four Year Glance  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  From the Interests of Few  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Clyde & New Orleans  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Border Oklahoma (Centralia version)  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  The Silent Misinterpreters  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  A Gilded Age (If You Were Born Overseas version)  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  The Ancient Cry  buy on itunes
Adam Selzer  Oh, My Lies (Hinah Session)  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  A Marriage Proposal  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  This Is What Really Happened  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  I'm Waiting in Writing  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Your Sunday Best  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Martyr Brave  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Day One  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Terrified  buy on itunes
Adam Selzer  The Night's Disguise (Hinah Session)  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  She Won't Be Famous  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  A Voice Through the Wall  buy on itunes
Adam Selzer  Privacy's Disguise  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  Of Divided Night (Hinah Session)  buy on itunes
Norfolk & Western  At Dawn or After Dusk  buy on itunes

Comment:

I need this mix to help me through until the new Norfolk & Western album finally sees its vinyl release at some point next month. While I have heard and am pretty fond of a few of the new songs, I thought it would be premature to put any of them on there (and 80 minutes were too short to do this band justice anyway - the decision which songs to include from Dusk in Cold Parlours and If You Were Born Overseas very nearly broke my heart), so the cut-off date for this mix was their last EP, A Gilded Age. On the other hand, I did include a few solo songs by Adam Selzer, mostly as an excuse to put "A Four Year Glance" on yet another mix CD. If I was even just a little bit less useless at making halfway decent digital recordings of stuff I have on vinyl, their cover version of Townes van Zandt's "Marie" and a different version of "Border Oklahoma" would be included, but alas...

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Barrydali
Date: 10/27/2006
A single artist mix I thought I'd never see on here. Bravo Alex, only the ommision of Letters Opened in the Bar jumps out at me. Viva Selzer.
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ofthaltned
Date: 10/27/2006
That's exactly why I said that picking songs from that album very nearly broke my heart, so rub it in Barry, why don't you ;)
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Jean-Yves1
Date: 10/28/2006
Very cool, I was planning to make one myself sometime soon (and already in the process of selecting songs this very weekend!). I need to get those Hinah sessions again, and then I'll make this for myself, and then proceed to make a better one ;) I am planning on nearly solving the "Dusk" selection problem by simply including less songs from earlier records, because I think those are less good (esp. A Collection Of). Did you consciously go for a "retrospective" approach (i.e. include songs from all records, and if possible about the same amount of them for each record) or a straightforward best-of approach (i.e. include your favorite songs regardless of where they come from) for this? At any rate, this looks of course terrific.
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ofthaltned
Date: 10/28/2006
While I am down with the idea of flooding this site with N&W mixes, what you are scheming here, my friend, is what I consider cheating. If I catch you ripping off a single one of my transitions and then claiming superiority for your own mix, you're in trouble! ;) Anyway, yeah, I went for what you called a "retrospective" approach, though for pretty much the same reasons that you want to pick more songs from the newer albums, and from "Dusk" in particular: Since "Dusk" and "If you were born overseas" are my favourites (in that order), I listen to them all the damn time anyway and therefore preferred to put some material on there that I usually don't listen to as much (the tracks from the Hush compilation, the unreleased solo songs from the hinah session, stuff from A Collection Of), but that I still think are pretty fantastic. So not so much out of a desire for representativeness, but rather in order to make myself listen to these songs a bit more.
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Jean-Yves1
Date: 10/29/2006
Okay, that makes a lot of sense. And justifies my future posting of a non-retrospective mix!

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