Now, thanks to the veteran Nashville session musicians who misinterpreted Oldham's request to "make it swing a little", it sounds like something you might hear at a barn dance, though no less affecting if you listen to the words."We worked in this studio called The Castle, which was like a hit factory for Nashville in the '90s," says Oldham of recording Greatest Palace Music, which has already provoked one broken-hearted reviewer to accuse Oldham of callousness in treating so many of the songs they've cherished in such a cavalier fashion.
Past interviewers have arrived at his hotel room to find him languishing, weak-voiced, in bed, or have failed to prise more than a few monosyllabic comments from him, but today Oldham appears to be having a good day.
His new album, Greatest Palace Music, a collection of re-recorded songs from his pre-Bonnie period - when Oldham recorded under pen-names including Palace, Palace Music and Palace Brothers - recasts him as a chewy-vowelled Nashville crooner, where once his painfully strained voice and basic instrumentation gave the impression that he was the unwitting star of a long-lost field recording.The closing song, I Am a Cinematographer, was in its original incarnation as dark-sounding as its lyrics: "I walked away from everything that's good/Just to find that it's made of wood".ATHLETIC are on the trail of two new players, including a striker, with talks having reached an "advanced" stage.It is hoped that the deals - which will ideally be permanent ones, or failing that loans - can be concluded before the squad heads to the University of Bath on Tuesday for a four-day training camp.It’s perfectly cozy and bittersweet (Christmas in a nutshell) and, similar to the pair’s 2013 full-length album of Everly Brothers covers, fairly catholic to the original.
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