Field Songs

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Field Songs
Fieldsongs.jpg
Studio album by Mark Lanegan
Released May 8, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Alternative rock, blues rock
Length 42:30
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer John Angello, Martin Feveyear
Mark Lanegan chronology
I'll Take Care of You
(1999)I'll Take Care of You1999
Field Songs
(2001)
Here Comes That Weird Chill
(2003)Here Comes That Weird Chill2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[2]
NME 8/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork 8/10 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Uncut 4/5 stars[6]

Field Songs is the fifth solo album by Mark Lanegan, released in 2001 on the Beggars Banquet label.

The two largest instrumental contributors are Mike Johnson and Ben Shepherd. The album also features Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (ex-Guns N' Roses) as well as Lanegan's ex-wife, Wendy Rae Fowler.

The album represents a departure of sorts for the singer. While retaining the acoustic atmosphere of his previous solo efforts, Field Songs incorporates Middle Eastern influences ("No Easy Action") as well as experimental musical landscapes ("Miracle," "Blues for D") which elicited comparisons from critics to Tom Waits.[citation needed] Lanegan's gravelly, gin-soaked vocals on "Don't Forget Me" and "Fix" is balanced out by his delicate delivery featured on "Kimiko's Dream House" and "Pill Hill Serenade," which could be the saddest song the singer has ever written.[citation needed]

"Blues for D" was co-written by Lanegan and Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd.

Chris Goss sings on "She Done too Much."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Lanegan except where noted.

  1. "One Way Street" - 4:18
  2. "No Easy Action" - 4:01 (feat. Wendy Rae Fowler)
  3. "Miracle" - 1:58
  4. "Pill Hill Serenade" - 3:27
  5. "Don't Forget Me" - 3:13
  6. "Kimiko's Dream House" - 5:26 (Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Mark Lanegan)
  7. "Resurrection Song" - 3:33
  8. "Field Song" - 2:19
  9. "Low" - 3:13
  10. "Blues for D" - 3:36 (Lanegan, Ben Shepherd)
  11. "She Done Too Much" - 1:28
  12. "Fix" - 5:47 (feat. Duff McKagan)

Personnel[edit]

  • John Agnello - Recorder, vocals, mastering, mixing (3, 5, 7, 12)
  • Mark Boquist - Drums (2 - 5, 8)
  • Allen Davis - Acoustic guitar (12), bass (10, 12)
  • Martin Feveyear - Hammond organ (4, 9, 10), recorder, vocals (6), mastering, mixing (1, 2, 4, 6, 8 - 11)
  • Chris Goss - Synthesizer (11), vocals (11)
  • Mark Hoyt - Vocals (9)
  • Mike Johnson - Acoustic guitar (1 - 3, 5 - 9, 11), electric guitar (1 - 7, 12), Wurlitzer organ (2), piano (7), background vocals
  • Mark Lanegan - Guitar, vocals
  • Marek - Piano (1)
  • Duff McKagan - Drums (12), Fender Rhodes (12)
  • Wendy Rae Fowler - Vocals (2)
  • Brett Netson - Acoustic guitar (12)
  • Keni Richards - Piano (5), drums(4, 6), mellotron (2)
  • Bill Rieflin - Drums (1)
  • Ben Shepherd - Acoustic guitar (1, 9, 10), electric guitar (1, 2, 4, 6 - 8, 10), bass (tracks: 1 - 6, 8, 9, 11), lap steel guitar (2), vocals (6), piano (10)
  • Chris Strother - Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuelson, Sam. "Mark Lanegan Field Songs". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Alternative Press: 74. July 2001.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Kessler, Ted (11 June 2001). "Lanegan, Mark : Field Songs". NME. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Kearney, Ryan (8 May 2001). "Mark Lanegan Field Songs". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Q: 135. August 2001.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Uncut: 94. August 2001.  Missing or empty |title= (help)