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Josh Rouse - The Embers Of Time

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Josh Rouse - The Embers Of Time - CD
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Josh Rouse - The Embers Of Time - LP
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Josh Rouse - The Embers of Time - Digital Mp3 Album
$9.99

Josh Rouse - The Embers Of Time

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01. Some Days I’m Golden All Night

02. Too Many Things On My Mind

03. New Young

04. You Walked Through The Door

05. Time

06. Pheasant Feather (feat. Jessie Baylin)

07. Coat For A Pillow

08. JR Worried Blues

09. Ex-Pat Blues

10. Crystal Falls

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The Embers of Time is one of the finest collections in a celebrated career that's earned Josh Rouse plaudits everywhere from the NY Times to NPR. Hailed for his "sharp wit" by Rolling Stone and as "a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst" by Uncut, Rouse has long since solidified his status as a songwriter of the highest caliber over his ten preceding studio releases, but as he navigated the unfamiliar terrain of his forties while writing 'The Embers of Time,' he found himself facing difficult questions.

Album opener "Some Days I'm Golden All Night" finds comfort in accepting that there are no easy answers. The album's laidback, countrypolitan vibe—captured in part in Rouse's studio in Valencia and in part in his former American home base of Nashville with producer Brad Jones—continues on "Too Many Things On My Mind," which was inspired by economist E.F. Schumacher's book 'Small Is Beautiful.'

Simplification is a recurring theme on the album, as the pedal steel and harmonica drenched "New Young" finds Rouse "making plans to move out to the country," and "Crystal Falls" is propelled by uncomplicated rhythm from an unexpected source.

“..I didn't want the record to come off as overly serious, so it was important to me that songs like this have a sense of humor to them.” That sense of humor sustains Rouse as he faces down some of life's biggest questions on this record with grace and humility. "Am I a hunter or a fox?" he sings on "Pheasant Feather". 'The Embers Of Time' suggests that Rouse has discovered he
may never know the answer, and that's just fine.

Also available as a bundle - with the official t-shirt and 11" x 17" Poster!

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Track List (use ordered list)

01. Some Days I’m Golden All Night
02. Too Many Things On My Mind
03. New Young
04. You Walked Through The Door
05. Time
06. Pheasant Feather (feat. Jessie Baylin)
07. Coat For A Pillow
08. JR Worried Blues
09. Ex-Pat Blues
10. Crystal Falls