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Leaving Songs


Download links and information about Leaving Songs by Stuart A. Staples. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:56 minutes.

Artist: Stuart A. Staples
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:56
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No. Title Length
1. Goodbye to Old Friends 6:13
2. The Path 3:53
3. Which Way the Wind 3:11
4. This Road Is Long 3:44
5. One More Time 3:15
6. Dance With an Old Man 2:09
7. That Leaving Feeling 4:02
8. Already Gone 3:32
9. This Old Town 4:00
10. Pulling In to the Sea 2:57



The crushed-velvet voice of Stuart Staples finds a near-perfect sonic setting on Leaving Songs, the British singer/songwriter’s best-realized offering since his departure from Tindersticks. Staples embraces American alt-country here, recording the album’s tracks in Nashville and enlisting Maria McKee for a duet on “The Road Is Long.” There’s a gritty barroom ambiance hanging over these tunes, suggestive of inebriated nights and painful morning-afters. But Staples doesn’t imitate country stereotypes as much as find his own version of honky-tonk balladry. “One More Time,” “This Old Town” and “That Leaving Feeling” move with an easy, melancholy flow that skirts the edges of old-school soul and European chanson. On “The Path,” Staples actually grooves, although with a downcast grace. He achieves an almost mystical glow on “Pulling In to the Sea” as he sings its yearning lines in a dusty murmur. The track arrangements are rich but understated, as burnished and evocative as the singer’s vocals.