• rainer ptacek Worried Spirits (yellow vinyl LP, £18.95)

    label: fire

    + DL. Worried Spirits is all about life’s raw and rough experiences and what’s spat out the other side. “Quite delightfully rough but well worth hearing.” Rolling Stone. .. An album of intimate, slow-burning intensity,” Tuscon Citizen. “One of the best examples of blues in the ‘90s, lyric, harrowing and definitive like only a few other artist of the period could sound.” No Depression. “`Worried Spirits´ is parched and beautiful – the true song of the desert,” concluded The Independent on Sunday. Now with 14 outtakes and alternative versions, some 25 years later and 20 years since Rainer’s untimely death, ‘Worried Spirits’ still rattles and distorts, it hums with a strange intensity, like it’s held together with those steel strings alone. Now available for the first time on 12″ vinyl. Reissued to commemorate Rainer’s sad death in 1997. Track Listing 1 Powder Keg 2 Limit To It 3 Opening Aunt Dora's Box In 6_8 4 New World 5 It's A Long Long Way (To The Top Of The World) 6 Losing Ground 7 Life Is Fine 8 Worried Spirits 9 Tasted Better Going Down (Valerie) 10 Waves Of Sorrow 11 Stones Throw Away 12 The River Of Real Time 13 Poor Backslider 14 Funny How Time Slips Away 15 Ain't Giving Up (The New Cooking Blues) // Download only: 1 Helping Hand 2 New World 3 Waves of Sorrow 4 Drive Drive Drive 5 Out Of The Wilderness - Version 1 6 Bad Luck Blues 7 Stone's Throw Away 8 Let's Pretend That We Are Happy 9 Out Of The Wilderness - Version 2 10 Another Man 11 That's How Things Get Done 12 I Am A Sinner

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