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Download links and information about Unsung by Slaid Cleaves. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 37:57 minutes.

Artist: Slaid Cleaves
Release date: 2006
Genre: Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 37:57
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No. Title Length
1. Devil's Lullaby 2:44
2. Another Kind of Blue 2:28
3. Everette 4:03
4. Oh Roberta 3:14
5. Racecar Joe 2:39
6. Call It Sleep 3:25
7. Millionaire 2:48
8. Fairest of Them All 3:25
9. Flowered Dresses 3:49
10. Gospel Moment 0:34
11. Working Stiff 2:29
12. Getaway Car 3:36
13. Song for June 2:43



Musicians place a great deal of importance on other musicians' ability to craft their own songs, so it's extremely unusual for a songwriter like Slaid Cleaves to put an entire album together of other peoples' songs as he has on Unsung. As he states, "these days, the songs that knock me out are the ones I come across face to face, in my travels and in my home." This sort of self-effacement is welcome, because there are so many good songs out there that go unheard while songwriters, inspired or not, usually insist on writing new ones. The strange thing about Unsung, though, is that Cleaves manages, through his warm, lived vocals and Americana backing, to make the most of these songs — songs written by other singer/songwriters — sound like his own. In fact, it's an easy bet that if an old fan picked up the album and listened to "Devil's Lullaby" and "Racecar Joe" without bothering to read the credits, he or she'd never know the difference. The songs, by writers like Peter Keane and Chris Montgomery, are literary, tuneful, and, in the mouth of Cleaves, well-worn friends. With solid arrangements and well-chosen songs, Unsung should satisfy anyone who appreciates a thoughtful song well sung. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., Rovi