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bonnie 'prince' billy
the letting go
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His royal lo-finess.

The twelfth album (under perhaps his most common alter-ego) from Will Oldham, and it’s one on which the vocals of Dawn McCarthy (from Faun Fables) provide an Emmylou Harrisesque foil to Billy’s lo-fi Gram Parsons, and an Icelandic string section smooths out the likes of single Cursed Sleep’s rough edges. It’s a winning combination, with the Prince’s shambolic charm still intact but lent clarity by the new additions that make this infinitely preferable to previous efforts. It was, it seems, well worth letting go.

Hamish McBain 14 September 06 rating of 4
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go, out 18 September 06 on Domino
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comment by monoghog    Nov 28, 2006
'Master and everyone' is still my favourite album by Bonny Prince Billy, although this comes a close second.
Once I was looking after an injured pigeon. It got better very soon after hearing ' master and everyone', and flew away that same day.
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comment by flyingtwinkle    Sep 19, 2006
Lost love themes, dipped in country music, fresh experimental tones, touch the hidden corners of heart.
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