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Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Limited Edition) (2014)

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Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Limited Edition) (2014)

Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Limited Edition)
Folk, Acoustic, Indie, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 88:33 min | 213 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Caldo Verde | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2014-02-10

Whether with Sun Kil Moon or Red House Painters, his former band, Mark Kozelek has a way of making uncomfortable confessions sound unfathomably beautiful. In recent years, as his output has become more prolific, his words have become even more unguarded. On "Benji," it's mortality that weighs heaviest on the San Francisco singer-songwriter's mind. Over the gentle, no-nonsense strumming of his nylon-string acoustic guitar, Kozelek, 47, sings in fine detail of family members whose lives came to horrific ends ("Carissa," "Truck Driver"), the devastation he would feel if he lost others ("I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love," "I Love My Dad") and how deeply a news cycle that focuses on murder and mayhem affects his psyche ("Pray for Newton"). Even for longtime fans, it's an album that makes for uneasy listening. But Kozelek intuitively knows when to pull back, closing the set with "Ben's My Friend," his darkly humorous (and thoroughly upbeat) meditation on hitting middle age at a Death Cab for Cutie show at Berkeley's Greek Theatre.

TRACKLIST

Disc 1
01 Carissa
02 I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love
03 Truck Driver
04 Dogs
05 Pray For Newtown
06 Jim Wise
07 I Love My Dad
08 I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same
09 Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes
10 Micheline
11 Ben's My Friend

Disc 2
01 Micheline (Live in 2013 at Aveiro, Portugal, Teatro Aveirense)
02 Richard Ramirez (Live in 2013 at Goteborg, Aweden, Stenhammarsalen)
03 I Love My Dad (Live in 2013 at Copenhagen, Denmark, Jazzhouse)
04 I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love (Live in 2013 at London, England, SBE)
05 Truck Driver (Live in 2013 at Leamington Spa, , England, The Assembly)