Miles from the Lightning

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Miles from the Lightning
MilesFromTheLightning.jpg
Studio album by Jeffrey Foucault
Released 2001
Recorded Nov 2000-Feb 2001
Genre Americana, Folk music
Label Acoustic Roots
Producer Jeffrey Foucault
Jeffrey Foucault chronology
Miles from the LIghtning
(2001)
Redbird
(2003)

Miles from the Lightning is the debut album of singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, released in 2001. It is a low-key album mainly consisting of ballads. He is joined by Peter Mulvey.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
No Depression (no rating) [2]

Writing for No Depression, music critic Linda Ray called Foucault "the bard of small-town anywhere" and wrote of the album "Foucault delivers his plaintive poetry in the troubadour tradition... His insights are of the small, cold places in Wisconsin he calls home."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jeffrey Foucault.

  1. "Ballad of Copper Junction (A Journeyman's Lament)" – 5:08
  2. "Dove and the Waterline" – 3:50
  3. "Walking at Dusk (The Liberty Bell)" – 4:39
  4. "Thistledown Tears" – 5:13
  5. "Californ-I-A" – 4:29
  6. "Highway and the Moon" – 6:37
  7. "Battle Hymn (Of the College Dropout Farmhand)" – 4:39
  8. "Crossing Mississippi" – 4:20
  9. "Secretariat" – 6:32
  10. "Sunrise in the Rearview" – 5:04
  11. "Street Light Halos" – 2:48
  12. "Buckshot Moon" – 5:35
  13. "I'm Alright" – 5:03
  14. "Miles from the Lightning (A Song for Townes Van Zandt)" – 3:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeffrey Foucault - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Peter Mulvey - guitar, lap steel guitar, background vocals

Production notes:

  • Produced by Jeffrey Foucault
  • Design by Eric Stein
  • Photography by Eric Vandeveld and Mark Olson

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