Tom McRae & The Standing Band - Did I Sleep And Miss The Border (Deluxe Edition)
Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 65:42 min | 162 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Buzzard Tree Records | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2015
Fifteen years on from a debut that earned Brit and Mercury nominations, Tom McRae is an enduring outsider. The son of Christian missionaries, this songwriter from Essex decamped to the US a decade ago and is now based in France (he enjoys a loyal European following). McRae’s seventh album has a fire and brimstone flavour, and in his mid-forties he’s acquired the malevolent eloquence of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. On The High Life, he sings in a conspiratorial whisper over a rackety rhythm, while the majestic Americana of Christmas Eve, 1943 has him hoping for “one last shot of whisky, one last shot of lead” before descending to hell.