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Public Domain - Songs from the Wild Land


Download links and information about Public Domain - Songs from the Wild Land by Dave Alvin. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Country genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:01:07 minutes.

Artist: Dave Alvin
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Country
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:01:07
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No. Title Length
1. Shenandoah 4:08
2. Maggie Campbell 3:26
3. A Short Life of Trouble 3:41
4. What Did the Deep Sea Say 3:01
5. Engine 143 3:56
6. Delia 3:38
7. Dark Eyes 3:59
8. Walk Right In 3:28
9. Murder of the Lawson Family 4:18
10. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down 4:35
11. Railroad Bill 3:27
12. Texas Rangers 5:07
13. Mama, Ain't Long for Day 3:19
14. East Virginia Blues 4:17
15. Sign of Judgment 3:45
16. Untitled 3:02



Drawing from the mother lode of traditional songs in the public domain, songwriter Dave Alvin brings an authentic voice and extraordinary understanding to his chosen tracks. Familiar songs from the folk canon like "Shenandoah" and "Walk Right In" are reworked by him and a full band with arrangements incorporating the roadhouse style they've honed from years of working together. He also unearthed lesser-known songs like "Mama, Ain't Long for Day" (perhaps credited to Blind Willie McTell), "Sign of Judgment," and "Railroad Bill," having learned versions from records he unearthed as a kid by obscure artists: from Will Bennett to Kid Prince Moore. This is the work of a scholar as well as a master craftsman.