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Things Have Gone To Pieces - Van Morrison - Pay The Devil


2006
Label: Lost Highway - B0005968-01 ST01 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Blues •
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Pay the Devilan album-long foray into country music, shouldn't come as a surprise to Van Morrison fans. It's a logical extension of his love affair with American music. Pay the Devil comes from direct sources of inspiration: his father's skiffle band and Ray Charles ' historic forays into country on the two volumes of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music in While there are Carol Of The Bells - Carpenters - Christmas Portrait horns on Pay the Devilthe layers of strings on top of "fiddles" and honky tonk pianos -- as well as earlier pedal steel styles -- are giveaways.

And Things Have Gone To Pieces - Van Morrison - Pay The Devil there is the voice. Like CharlesMorrison is a soul singer no matter what he sings and he digs into these tomes with fire and the uncommon sweetness of tone and limited timbre that Charles did. But Morrison re-creates these tunes in his own image too. Recorded in Belfast with his own band, Pay the Devil flows seamlessly from start to finish over 15 cuts.

It opens with a killer read of "There Stands the Glass," which is brave considering it's synonymous with Webb Pierce one of two here -- the other is "More and More".

It's drenched in pedal steel, electric guitar, and a pair of basses. The fiddle floats just above the upright piano and a swell of strings in the bridge. It drips with a swaggering loneliness and gets the full weepy treatment with Geraint Watkins ' piano solo.

Once more it's a daring move given how closely associated the song is with George Jones. In the grain of his lionhearted voice, Morrison tears it back to its essence as a country-blues song. Billy Wallace 's "Back Street Affair" is full of barroom soul. Bill Anderson 's "Once a Day" is given the full '60s countrypolitain treatment here, with strings and a full backing chorus that could almost be the Anita Kerr Singers. Morrison 's version touches on the original but brings it home to Belfast.

In addition to the classics, there are three originals here as well. There's the rollicking hillbilly blues of "Playhouse" that growl like the young Conway Twitty and Johnny Horton did.

Then comes the misleading title track. Unable to let his discontent stay out of his records, Morrison once again assails those who would pigeonhole his music, to the tune of a laid-back, shuffling country stroll. It's proof that Morrison can write a solid, traditional honky tonk song worthy of a Jonesor Make The Man Love Me - Dinah Washington - The Jazz Sides Don Gibson.

His vocal digs into the lyrics and sets it in the blanket All Together - Zomes - Zomes the deceptively loose barroom-styled accompaniment. Things Have Gone To Pieces - Van Morrison - Pay The Devil Loveday 's violins add painterly touches to the Watkins piano in the foreground and the guitars fill the rest.

Godden 's pedal steel pleads the country tradition, but Morrison 's singing is so full of sadness, ache, and regret that it actually closes the gap between it and soul music as the record whispers to a shimmering, whispering close.

Pay the Devil is at the crossroads of country, blues, and soul. In his voice is the authority to bring them together. No matter how restless and inconsistent he can be because of his obsession with perfection, Morrison is capable of being inspired enough to let his muse guide him toward something approaching greatness. Pay the Devil is proof. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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10 thoughts on “ Things Have Gone To Pieces - Van Morrison - Pay The Devil

  1. Lyrics to Things Have Gone to Pieces by Van Morrison from the Pay the Devil album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more!
  2. Pay the Devil, an album-long foray into country music, shouldn't come as a surprise to Van Morrison fans. It's a logical extension of his love affair with American music. Certainly blues, R&B, soul, and jazz have been at the forefront, but one can go all the way back to the Bang years and find "Joe Harper Saturday Morning," or songs on Tupelo Honey that touch country.8/
  3. Things Have Gone to Pieces Lyrics: Oh the faucet started dripping in the kitchen / Last night your picture fell down from the wall / And today the boss said 'sorry son I can't use you anymore.
  4. Jun 01,  · Pay The Devil is comprised of 15 tracks; three of these are originals and 12 are covers of some of Van Morrison's favorite classic country songs, including 'Your Cheatin Heart', 'Things Have Gone To Pieces' and 'Big Blue Diamonds'. Lost Highway. meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfo().
  5. Listen to Things Have Gone To Pieces from Van Morrison's Pay The Devil for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.
  6. Oh, things have gone to pieces since you left me Nothing turns out half right, now it seems There ain't nothin' in my pocket, but three nickels and a dime And I'm holding to the pieces of my dreams Somebody threw a baseball through my window And the arm fell off my favourite chair today Oh the man he came today, said he'd haul all my things away.

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