Daniel Lanois’ “Iceland” is unutterably beautiful at one turn, dark and humid the next
He remains a mystery, as misunderstood as his most famous song, as purposeful in his third act as he is utterly aware of the creeping shadows all around.
Slow to get started, this R&B romp finishes on a high note.
Don Felder on the Eagles’ struggles to complete The Long Run: ‘We kept trying to raise the bar higher’
Feeling pressure from all sides, the Eagles simply cracked.
They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.
Richard Thompson sings here about taking a moment to understand blessings, beginning with the blessing of being left alone. Completely understandable, considering the situation.
Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.
They take a kind of orchestral approach to the hootenanny aesthetic.
Danko carries this song, as he could most any, by sheer force of exuberance.
Both the singer and the song are revitalized here.