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The High Country

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Download links and information about The High Country by Richmond Fontaine. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 49:17 minutes.

Artist: Richmond Fontaine
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 17
Duration: 49:17
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Inventory 3:31
2. The Girl On the Logging Road 1:46
3. The Chainsaw Sea 4:23
4. Let Me Dream of the High Country 2:13
5. The Mechanic Falls in Love With the Girl 1:35
6. The Mechanic's Life 3:16
7. Angus King Tries to Leave the House 3:16
8. The Meeting On the Logging Road 1:44
9. Claude Murray's Breakdown 3:22
10. The Eagles Lodge 3:13
11. Driving Back to the Chainsaw Sea 1:22
12. Lost in the Trees 3:36
13. On a Spree 2:40
14. I Can See a Room 2:48
15. Deciding to Run 2:33
16. The Escape 3:30
17. Leaving 4:29

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Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin has also written novels, including the well-received The Motel Life, and continues to bring a novelist’s eye for detail to his songwriting. Just as the band’s landmark Post to Wire was driven by a strong narrative, The High Country turns in an entrancing concept. It’s the story of two young lovers: the mechanic Claude and his girlfriend, who works at an auto parts store. Together, they yearn to leave the remote logging community that suffocates their dreams. Spoken-word passages and brief interludes chain the songs together, but it’s singer Deborah Kelly who, together with Vlautin, helps create the drama between the two lovers of life. A dreamlike ache haunts songs such as “Let Me Dream of the High Country,” “The Mechanic Falls in Love with the Girl," and “I Can See a Room.” Melodies drift in and out, reappearing in key spots, while strings and acoustic guitar gently guide the night. For a powerful break, “Lost in the Trees” throws growling electric guitars on top, in case anyone forgot that Richmond Fontaine can also really rock.