Ghosts Of West Virginia

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"Ghosts of West Virginia" richtet sein Augenmerk auf die Explosion der Kohlemine Upper Big Branch, bei der 2010 in West Virginia 29 Männer ums Leben kamen. Damit eine der schlimmsten Bergbaukatastrophen in der amerikanischen Geschichte.
In zehn geschickt gezeichneten, grob beredten, kraftvoll transportierten Klangporträts erkunden Earle und seine langjährige Band The Dukes die historische Rolle der Kohle in ländlichen Gemeinden.
Das Album wurde von Steve Earle produziert und von Ray Kennedy in Jimi Hendrix' legendären Electric Lady Studios in New York City aufgenommen. Earles 20. Studioalbum wurde vollständig in Mono gemischt, was "Ghosts of West Virginia" einen klanglichen Zusammenhalt und Punch verleiht.

Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative new album, Steve Earle says, “I thought that, given the way things are now, it was maybe my responsibility to make a record that spoke to and for people who didn’t vote the way that I did,” he says. “One of the dangers that we’re in is if people like me keep thinking that everybody who voted for Trump is a racist or an asshole, then we’re fucked, because it’s simply not true. So this is one move toward something that might take a generation to change. I wanted to do something where that dialogue could begin.”

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Ghosts Of West Virginia
Ghosts Of West Virginia
NW 6486
€ 15.90*

1. Heaven Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
2. Union, God and Country
3. Devil Put the Coal in the Ground
4. John Henry was a Steel Drivin’ Man
5. Time is Never on Our Side
6. It’s About Blood
7. If I Could See Your Face Again
8. Black Lung
9. Fastest Man Alive
10. The Mine