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Songs of Love
Mark Eitzel
Songs of Love
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

This album was recorded live in January '91 at the Borderline in London.


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All Artists: Mark Eitzel
Title: Songs of Love
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Diablo Records UK
Release Date: 12/3/1997
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740155483821


Album Description
This album was recorded live in January '91 at the Borderline in London.

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Live Eitzel is the best Eitzel!
Michael Toland | 11/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like melancholy music? Excited by existential angst? Love emotions stripped bare and bleeding on the stage? Then pick this up damn quick. Mark Eitzel is one of America's best songwriters, and this release shows why in all it's acoustic, alternately crying and laughing during the songs glory. Please, if you value artists who are free of ego and all the trappings thereof, buy this now!"
Raw Eitzel
Michael Toland | Austin, TX USA | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some have called Mark Eitzel one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and I can't disagree. This is an amazing introduction to the man's work and to his live shows. It's ragged, even a little sloppy, but it's as raw and real as any country blues album. He follows his own muse, ignoring audience requests, playing the songs that mean the most to him, and just generally laying his soul out for everyone to see - or trample on. It's hard to adequately describe the impact this album can have on a listener - you have to hear it for yourself.During a stunning rendition of "Western Sky," perhaps my favorite Eitzel song, he actually moves himself to tears, and it's no gimmick. This man feels every word he sings and you'll feel it too."
"Thanks for coming..."
Martin Dawson | Royton, Oldham, United Kingdom | 10/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want emotion, if you can handle it, this is the place to start...
The sleeve notes penned by Andrew Smith, which were actually the Melody Maker review of this gig at the time, really say it all. And should be your starting point, if you're merely curious. I guarantee they will make you want to listen to this album.
What you have here is the genius singer-songwriter laid bare; bruised acoustic beauty. The bonus for the already converted on this album is 'Take Courage' ( yeah,it really is about the beer your dad probably drunk-well,sort of... ) but there is, for me, the defining AMC moment here when Eitzel is fighting back tears singing "Please be happy, don't cry, please don't cry...". Eitzel apologises at the end of the song but really there is no need.
The whole album is rough, raw and beautiful : the version of 'Blue and Grey Shirt' is -unbelievably- better than the 'California' original and the slower version of 'Outside This Bar' really works.This is not a Saturday night going-out record but it is, far more importantly, about saying that life can be wonderful and something to believe in , even when you see reality and the sometimes darkness amid the dreaming.
" Are you gonna be my last harbor...? " croons Eitzel...and a stadium filled with fans should be whispering, very, very quietly..." yes...". In some quantum universe this will be happening, so why not our's......"