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Nightshift Watchman
David Wilcox
Nightshift Watchman
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: David Wilcox
Title: Nightshift Watchman
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 10/8/1996
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 099923792123, 099923792215, 099923792147

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EnglishTeacher | EnglishSpeakingCountry | 02/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a David Wilcox fan already:LIKE the rest of D.W.'s work, this is good, simple music,
meshed with stunningly well-written lyrics.UNLIKE D.W.'s other work, you should read the CD's liner-notes BEFORE listening to the CD. Without the insights provided in the liner notes, you will almost certainly fail to catch the double-meanings woven into the title track, and the personal significance (in David Wilcox's life) of many of the other songs' themes.If you've never heard David Wilcox before:
David Wilcox sounds alot like James Taylor: an almost-conversational male voice, singing over accoustic guitar and other quiet-ish instruments.
This format allows the words to get to us, without having to fight through a wall of sound.
That's good for us, because David Wilcox's lyrics are 1) the best part of his music, and 2) stunningly well-written and insightful.David Wilcox's lyrics are head and shoulders above any other lyrics I have ever heard. They resonate with clever imagery and keen insight into personal relationships.David writes primarily about relationships or reminiscences. His songs are alot like the conversations you might have had with your best friend. Unlike other lyricists, who seem trapped in a single theme ("love songs", "Let's go get drunk", "I'm so lonely since my horse died", or "Aren't I wonderful ?"), David manages to write intelligent, entertaining, and compassionate pieces about many, many kinds of relationship: Settling down, breaking up, buying the beat-up car you had while you were in high-school, turning middle-aged, being a teenager, feeling "different from the norm"...and so on.David's music will not club you over the head with HIS lifestyle, but you WILL feel that the music is in tune with your own lifestyle. You won't find references to huntin' dogs and moonshine (like Jeff Foxworthy's humor), or overt religous messages (like Amy Grant's songs), or any other imagery that might make you feel distanced from the author. In fact, after listening to most of David Wilcox's work, I cannot definitively say what David's religion might be, ..But I DO feel, and I suspect that you will also feel, that he's the sort of person who has keen insights into various stages of life and personal relationships, and has a splendid talent for communicating those insights in an engaging way.If you enjoy James Taylor, then you'll LOVE David Wilcox.
Buying a CD by David Wilcox is like gaining a one-way friendship with a stable, thoughtful, quietly entertaining person."
David recommended this to me!
J. R. May | North Augusta, South Carolina. USA | 01/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Walking in the Atlanta airport, I passed someone who looked familiar. It took a few seconds but I recognized David Wilcox from a CD cover photo. Taking a chance I turned toward him and said, "David Wilcox?" He stopped, smiled, and waved me over. What a nice guy! He seemed genuinely interested in having a conversation with a fan. He mentioned that this CD may be available soon and that I might enjoy it. He was right. This early material is easy-to-listen-to, relaxing accostic folk. "It's Almost Time" remains one of my favorite David Wilcox songs. Thanks for the recommendation, David. I hope to run into you again sometime. Happy travels!"
I"m glad you recorded this CD
EnglishTeacher | 01/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in 1989 I was living in Denver Colorado and I heard Daddy's Money and The Nightshift Watchman on a Boulder AM station. when I called the station to find out what album these songs were on, the DJ said that these songs were lent to the station as demo's and weren't currently on the market. David, your quick wit and your keen insight to the human soul makes your music so enjoyable. I now have all six of your CD's and I enjoy them all. Keep up the good work."