In our next installment of Do You Have This Album? we are going to (re)introduce you to Reckless Kelly's Long Night Moon, which was released in September 2013.
Long Night Moon, the 8th studio album from RK, made our Top Ten Albums of 2013 list, and it's still one that we listen to on a regular basis almost eight months later.
The majority of Long Night Moon is subtle and reflective; sometimes even haunting, but in no way is that a negative. There is a travelling theme to the record; whether it be longing for an escape from the city in the title track "Long Night Moon" to the love for Idaho in the triad of the final three songs (including an instrumental) which flow flawlessly into one another. The romantic, yet melancholy "Irish Goodbye" picks up where "Seven Nights in Eire" left off, wondering whether she cares "which direction I'll be going or that I'm even gone." While "Be My Friend" calls for people to return to having real human interaction as opposed to constantly communicating on electronic devices. Of course there are the rockers that you come to expect (and love) like "Every Step Of The Way" and "Real Cool Hand."
Again, Reckless Kelly has delivered a complete album; substantive, and authentic with expert musicianship and story songs crafted by a thoughtful lyricist.
The music is not the only draw here, the album packing is stunning. It comes with a LED light for you to use to explore and crack a hidden code that contains all kinds of goodies (don't worry if you have poor eyesight/can't find it all because all of the cool bonus information can be found on their website after you enter an album code). The spectacular artwork earned the Dodds sisters of Backstage Design Studios a Grammy in February for Best Record Package. To read a terrific article/interview with the Dodds visit here.
1. Long Night Moon
2. Real Cool Hand
3. Irish Goodbye
4. Every Step Of The Way
5. Be My Friend (In Real Life)
6. The Girl I Knew
7. I Can't Stand It
8. The Last Goodbye
9. Didn't Mean To Break your Heart
10. The Only Home I've Ever Known
11. Long Night Moon (Reprise)
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