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Perfect Day


Download links and information about Perfect Day by Chris Whitley. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Blues Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:57 minutes.

Artist: Chris Whitley
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Blues Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:57
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No. Title Length
1. Spanish Harlem Incident 2:38
2. Smokestack Lightning 4:40
3. China Gate 3:08
4. Drifting 2:33
5. She's Alright 3:55
6. Pefect Day 3:31
7. Wild Ox Moan 3:09
8. Crystal Ship 3:18
9. Spoonful 5:04
10. Stones In My Pathway 3:15
11. 4th Time Around 3:46



After issuing the spare, entirely solo Live at Martyrs' in early 2000, Chris Whitley returned to the studio with drummer Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) to cut the similarly low-key, all covers album Perfect Day. It's a mix of blues standards and rock songs with a poetic bent (writers like Dylan, Reed, and Morrison) all given hauntingly minimalistic treatments. Whitley's guitar work is subdued and spacious, as are Martin and Wood's constantly shifting backing rhythms. The cover photo of a haggard-looking Whitley sets the tone for his performances: he sounds committed but weary, which gives these renditions a darkly compelling power. "Spoonful," in particular, often seems on the verge of falling apart, as Whitley's guitar slashes almost randomly over the rhythm section's syncopations. But — perhaps like the singer himself — it somehow holds together in the face of desperation, which is a handy way to sum up the album's impact as a whole.