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The True False Identity

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Download links and information about The True False Identity by T - Bone Burnett. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:13:12 minutes.

Artist: T - Bone Burnett
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:13:12
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Zombieland 5:57
2. Palestine Texas 4:47
3. Seven Times Hotter Than Fire 4:41
4. There Would Be Hell to Pay 5:09
5. Every Time I Feel the Shift 6:52
6. I'm Going On a Long Journey Never to Return 5:21
7. Hollywood Mecca of the Movies 3:26
8. Fear Country 6:15
9. Baby Don't You Say You Love Me 4:08
10. Earlier Baghdad (The Bounce) 4:54
11. Blinded By the Darkness 5:18
12. Shaken Rattled and Rolled 2:39
13. A Lonely Man (Album Outtake) 2:24
14. An Acquired Past (Album Outtake) 4:28
15. River of Love (Live at Bluebird Cafe) 3:23
16. Devil Woman 3:30

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As a musician and songwriter, T-Bone Burnett often manages the canny feat of seeming direct and elusive at the same time; there's an emotional power and clarity in his best music that's bracing, passionate, and scrupulously honest, but he's also capable of using his artifice to throw his messages in several directions at once, and it's sometimes difficult to tell just what his intended target is supposed to be (which is part of what makes his work fascinating in the first place). Lately, Burnett's star has risen considerably as a producer, having coordinated the multi-platinum soundtrack albums for O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Walk the Line as well as breakthrough projects for Counting Crows and the Wallflowers, and Burnett's estimable skills in the studio are the best thing about The True False Identity, his first album since The Criminal Under My Own Hat in 1992. Three drummers are credited in the liner notes (Carla Azar, Jay Bellerose, and Jim Keltner), and it often seems as if all three are playing at once, as a precisely arranged clatter runs throughout these 12 songs, with Dennis Crouch's double bass keeping the rhythms locked in and Marc Ribot's superb guitar work carrying the brunt of the melody and conjuring the aural atmosphere (enough so that he could probably demand co-star billing if he were of a mind). Musically, The True False Identity is fascinating and challenging stuff, and the album is full of the sort of clever wordplay one would expect from Burnett, although a number of the songs cover themes — still relevant themes, it should be emphasized — that he's written about more effectively in the past (especially "Blinded by the Darkness" and "Hollywood Mecca of the Movies"). The writing on The True False Identity sometimes sounds like slogans rather than carefully thought-out verse — although they're often great slogans ("If sin were dealt with by the laws of man, everybody would be in jail," "Cowboy with no cattle, warrior with no war/They don't make imposters like John Wayne anymore," "When you're out for revenge, dig two graves"). Burnett can do better, but from nearly anyone else, The True False Identity would be a striking and adventurous work.