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Skeleton Keys
Iain Matthews
Skeleton Keys
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Iain Matthews
Title: Skeleton Keys
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 5/18/1993
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227905422, 081227905446, 402329011826

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Don't pass on this Desert Island Disc
Miko | New York | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an unusually good album, overflowing with great songwriting, solid arrangements and, of course, that voice. In fact, it is the quality of the material that sets this collection apart from the rest in Iain's illustrious career. He manages to combine the topical with the personal, the familiar without being plagiaristic. All of these songs resonate and ring true, and even the topical ones avoid a preachy tone. Just check out Living in Reverse, or Back of the Bus. This disc is worth picking up for those two alone, but it also has a wonderful Miles Davis tribute song God's Empty Chair. And The Ties We break is one you'll be playing over and over again.You should definitely buy this disc if you've never heard of Iain Matthews before. Actually, get two-one for the house and one to keep in your glove box. You'll never want to take a long trip without it again."
Great songs Perfect Performances
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Read the words of the three other reviewers of this CD, they all got it right. This is a 5 star disk, by a great over-looked talent.

Iain, hit a homer on this one: "Jumping Off the Roof ", "Back of the Bus ", " The Ties We Break ", " Compass & Chart ", "Timing" and the closer " Living in Reverse ", are all fantastic tunes with intelligent lyrics. This CD came out when Iain was still living in Texas, and contains lots of dorbo and steel guitars, but these songs sound just as perfect when he performs them with just an acoustic Guitar and his voice in concert.

If you know of the man and his work, pick this one up today as these CD's go in and out of print every other day. If you have never heard of this guy, go out and thank whoever or whatever got you here and purchase "Skeleton Keys " , then go look for the other (Over 60) releases from this brillant artist.

Top of my list for Matthews favorites
Skip Ayers | Ct -- USA | 01/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This work is among his best. Great songs. It's the kind of recording where every time you play it, you have a new favorite cut. It's because they are all excellent compositions. Add it to your Matthews collection or get it as an introduction to this wonderful & overlooked talent. Enjoy!!!!!"