|Performer:||Bonnie "Prince" Billy|
|Title:||The Wonder Show Of The World|
|Style:||Folk Rock, Country Rock, Bluegrass|
|Category:||Rock / Folk, Country|
|Other format:||DMF MP3 DXD AIFF AC3 WMA MMF|
The Wonder Show of the World – Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang (2010). Wolfroy Goes to Town – Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2011). Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2013). Wolf Of The Cosmos – Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2017) (cover of Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos by Susanna). Songs of Love and Horror - Will Oldham (2018). Will Oldham Discusses Jackass 3D, Working on 'Blueprints' for New Album Archived March 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2012-05-04.
Album · 2018 · 10 Songs. The Wonder Show of the World Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
Although The Wonder Show of the World is the first Bonnie "Prince" Billy record to feature a co-billing with the Cairo Gang, he's been accompanied by guitarist Emmett Kelly many times, both as part of his live band and in the studio for some of his best work of the 2000s (The Letting Go, Lie Down in the Light). More than most Bonnie "Prince" Billy records, this is one of those austere records, filled with lyrical archaisms - fans will think first of Master and Everyone - but Kelly and company prove a capable foil for the monolith of Oldham's rustic songwriting and singing.
But Oldham’s Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy guise has served him well, with only 2009’s Beware the subject of a light critical lashing. His sentimentality may cloy with some, but few can criticise such unaffected delivery. Find out more about our use of this data, and also our policy on profanity.
Mastered at SAE Mastering (per run-off groove etchings). Other notes: The record comes as an LP which plays on two sides at 33⅓ rpm which are labelled as Side One and Side Two and presented here as A & B respectively. The second record is a 7" which also plays on two sides at 45rpm and is not labelled but etched as A & B and presented here as tracks C & D. Track running times are not printed on the release itself and were established using a stopwatch.
So begins The Wonder Show of the World, the Kentucky sage's first tandem outing with guitarist/Cairo Gang chief Emmett Kelly. Historically, the former has always displayed wolverine instincts when it comes to selecting creative partners, and this is no exception. All of Oldham's takes on love and companionship here are worth the price of admission, but what makes the album really stick is the way each tale is mirrored by its sonics. Spontaneity still being Oldham's jam, this is a clear move away from the country-based records of recent years, and this record's much more about space and on-tape interaction than it is any strain of American sound.
The billing this time is expanded to accommodate The Cairo Gang, the nom de plume of the guitarist Emmett Kelly, these songs are a natural extension of the lugubrious cogitations of Beware. On Troublesome Houses, the two harmonise to splendid effect, detailing the domestic strife wrought by their protagonist’s wandering ways. You are currently logged out.
There are ten fine new songs here, each beautiful and sorrowful, sparse and complex, sacred and profane: this is what to expect from a new record by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
Compared with the rumbustious Beware, The Wonder Show Of The World initially feels rather low-key. Arrangements are spare, spectral even. Mostly, Kelly tracks Oldham with voice and either acoustic or delicate electric guitar . The tone of The Wonder Show Of The World (does the title refer to love itself?) might often be austere, but most of the songs are blessed with happy endings. My chest swells and my nose snores; it’s all OK by you. I’ve never felt this welcome, he observes on Go Folks, Go.