SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Ask Forgiveness
By

Rating
Hurry - Only 3 left in stock!
Album: Ask Forgiveness
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Came to Hear the Music
2)    I've Seen It All
3)    Am I Demon?
4)    My Life
5)    I'm Loving the Street
6)    Way I Am, The
7)    Cycles
8)    World's Greatest, The
 

Album: Ask Forgiveness
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Came to Hear the Music
2)    I've Seen It All
3)    Am I Demon?
4)    My Life
5)    I'm Loving the Street
6)    Way I Am, The
7)    Cycles
8)    World's Greatest, The
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • After a devastating string of full-lengths in the early 2000s culminating in the one-two punch of 2005's collaboration with Matt Sweeney, SUPERWOLF, and 2006's wrenching THE LETTING GO, Will Oldham seemed to be in a state of letting go himself. He re-energized his acting career with OLD JOY and a goofy appearance in a Kanye West video; wrote "His Hands," the title track to soul singer Candi Staton's comeback record; and backed up Tortoise on an odd album that featured-- among other throwaways--a cover of Springsteen's "Thunder Road." ASK FORGIVENESS, a mini-album of his own covers, finds Oldham back in fine form even as it chips away at his hard-earned gravitas.
  • Recorded on a lark in Philadelphia with members of the homegrown folkie outfit Espers, ASK FORGIVENESS finds Oldham lending his trademark warble to a diverse array of numbers. While Phil Ochs, Bjork, Thom Yorke, and Danzig are all given the Palace brother's spacious and shambolic indie-folk makeover here, the collection's stand-out is R. Kelly's "World's Greatest," within which Oldham discovers an earnest heart. While Cat Power--the other titan of millennial whisper-rock--beat Oldham to this concept with her own THE COVERS RECORD, ASK FORGIVENESS is every bit that record's equal and a welcome addition to Oldham's epic catalog.
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.53) - "Within its contemplative parameters, ASK FORGIVENESS is certainly a success....[With] Bonnie 'Prince' Billy returning once again to a meditative, troubadour persona..."

Q (Magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With Oldham reinventing everything in his own backwoods way, the results are not so far in spirit from Johnny Cash's American Recordings."

Harp (magazine) - "[T]here's remarkable fluidity across this gorgeous set, which suggests that Oldham's versions of anyone else's songs are first and foremost his own."

Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - "Unobtrusive, but indubitably stylish."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Lo Fi
Home » Music » Folk
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Ask Forgiveness on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top