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Second Contribution
Shawn Phillips
Second Contribution
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Shawn Phillips
Title: Second Contribution
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 3/1/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021312821

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Russell Diederich | Littleton, CO United States | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any album that has a track named "She Was Waitin' For Her Mother at the Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It's Getting Too Heavy to Laugh" has to be interesting. This is the first track of a four-track suite with "Keep On", "Sleepwalker" and "Song for Mr. C". This sets the tone for the entire album. Phillips has that late sixties folk sound to him with a twist, kind of on the same level as Mason Williams. Like Williams, Phillips is strong in orchestration, mixing horns and strings eloquently and seamlessly as is showcased on "Schmaltz Waltz". But, he is simply amazing when it comes to his lyrics. Simply put, they're poetic. He also has a great voice. He rings on soft ballads like "Steel Eyes" and "The Ballad of Casey Deiss", he performs a melodic type of scat on "Remedial Interruption", and his rapid staccato bursts on "Keep On" and "Whaz' Zat" emphasize his lyrics. This is a good album from a great musician. The only complaint that I have is that the lyrics do not appear in the liner notes as they did on the vinyl cover years ago."
Complex emotions wrapped in intelligent lyrics.
Wade Matthis ( | Houston,Tx. | 10/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first heard SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTHTL, I was completely blown away by the content and the tremendous vocal virtuosity of Shawn Phillips. Everybody has loves that die and then want to rekindle. Only Shawn has addressed this in a manner that is both hopefull and bittersweet. I have long forgotten the lover the song represented for me, I have never forgotten Shawn's music. If more people would listen to and adhere to some of the guiding principles of Shawn's basic tenets this would be a better world. One line, in particular, says it all: "The art is gone of kind exception.""
Second Contribution
Shannon Weil | Cool, CA USA | 04/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the 1970's, I wore this, and other Shawn Phillips' albums, out as I played them over and over and over again. They were like a guiding light for me. For hours I would sit and paint while inspired by the music of "Second Contribution". Recently I bought the CD and listened to it again. It's been over 20 years since I've heard this music and, what do you know!?! I'm yet again moved by the timeless compositions that inspired so much years ago and, yes, I'm still painting as I listen to "Second Contribution" today. It's the best!"