Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 15, 2018
Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990)

Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Sub Pop | # SP61b | Time: 00:40:18

The Winding Sheet is a studio album by alternative rock artist Mark Lanegan. It was released in 1990 on Sub Pop. The album was Lanegan's first solo work, and is notable in its departure from the characteristic sound of Screaming Trees, the band he fronted from 1985 until 2000. While the work done in that group was much more energetic and fit into the burgeoning grunge genre of the late 80s/early 90s, The Winding Sheet has a much more stripped down sound, defining Lanegan's solo work largely for the rest of the decade. The album was a modest success. The term "winding sheet" is a synonym of shroud. "The Winding Sheet" is also the title of a traditional sea shanty that was the basis of the well known "Streets of Laredo". The album showcases Lanegan's adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. Highlights include "Mockingbirds," "Ugly Sunday" and the haunting "Wild Flowers." On "Down in the Dark" good friend Kurt Cobain sings while on the folk classic "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" Cobain contributes guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic plays bass. Nirvana would later also cover "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" on their Unplugged album.

Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care Of You (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care Of You (1999)

Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care Of You (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock | Label: Sub Pop | # SPCD 445 | 00:33:45

By now, anyone who has heard one of Mark Lanegan's solo albums knows exactly what the others will sound like – Lanegan's weathered, smoky voice intones tales of quiet desperation over echoing electric guitar arpeggios, folky acoustic guitar work, and the occasional piano, organ, or violin embellishment. This approach has resulted in a compelling body of work, often possessed of remarkable depth, but it's also become something of a stylistic straitjacket over the course of several albums. And that's the only major knock against the otherwise brilliant I'll Take Care of You, Lanegan's fourth solo album, which marks the first time it hasn't taken him four years to deliver a follow-up. Perhaps that's because there's no original material here – I'll Take Care of You applies the drifting, elegiac qualities of its predecessors to a selection of well-chosen, mostly underexposed folk, country, and blues covers. It's a testament to Lanegan's interpretive skill that he's able to use his already well-established style so effectively yet again, as most of these versions range from stunning to merely excellent.

Mark Lanegan - Field Songs (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 17, 2018
Mark Lanegan - Field Songs (2001)

Mark Lanegan - Field Songs (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:25
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Sub Pop | # spcd 502

Field Songs is the fifth solo album by Mark Lanegan, released in 2001. The two largest instrumental contributors are Mike Johnson and Ben Shepherd. The album also features Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (ex-Guns N' Roses) as well as Lanegan's ex-wife, Wendy Rae Fowler. The album represents a departure of sorts for the singer. While retaining the acoustic atmosphere of his previous solo efforts, Field Songs incorporates Middle Eastern influences ("No Easy Action") as well as experimental musical landscapes ("Miracle," "Blues for D") which elicited comparisons from critics to Tom Waits.[citation needed] Lanegan's gravelly, gin-soaked vocals on "Don't Forget Me" and "Fix" is balanced out by his delicate delivery featured on "Kimiko's Dream House" and "Pill Hill Serenade," which could be the saddest song the singer has ever written. "Blues for D" was co-written by Lanegan and Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd. Chris Goss sings on "She Done too Much".

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2018
Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Label: Ipecac Recordings | # IPC171CD | Time: 00:38:52
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock

In 2002, Mark Lanegan was looking to make some changes in how he approached his music – the Screaming Trees had finally collapsed at the end of the '90s, he'd found a new fan base as a frequent guest vocalist with Queens of the Stone Age, and the spare, blues-leaning solo efforts Lanegan cut for Sub Pop were no longer side projects but the first chapters of a new career. As Lanegan was strategizing his next move, he went to Houston, Texas and in five days recorded a dozen songs with a handful of talented local musicians, including guitarist Ian Moore and longtime Willie Nelson sideman Mickey Raphael on harmonica, with Justice Records founder Randall Jamail as producer. While the sessions were meant to be demos for a stack of songs Lanegan had written for Jamail's publishing house, the finished product sounded good enough to be an album, and in 2015 Lanegan finally released the material under the title Houston: Publishing Demos 2002. The jolly irony is that while these are supposed to be demos, in many respects the performances sound more polished and "commercial" than most of Lanegan's early solo efforts, capturing a laid-back but buoyant mood that's informed by country and blues as much as rock, and Lanegan seems comfortable singing with the group, rather than simply laying his vocals over the top.

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral (2012) Japanese Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at April 15, 2018
Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral (2012) Japanese Edition

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral (2012) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: 4AD, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited | # CAD3202CDJ, BGJ-10143
Alternative Rock, Electronic, Blues-Rock | Time: 00:59:24

Those who liked the moodier, more atmospheric material on the last Mark Lanegan Band offering, 2004's Bubblegum, will find much to enjoy on Blues Funeral – an album that has little to do with blues as a musical form. Lanegan has been a busy man since Bubblegum. In the nearly eight ensuing years, he's issued three records with Isobel Campbell, joined Greg Dulli in the Gutter Twins, guested on albums by the Twilight Singers and UNKLE, and was the lead vocalist on most of the last two Soulsavers offerings. Produced by Eleven guitarist Alain Johannes (who also fulfills that role here as well as playing bass, keyboards, and percussion), Blues Funeral finds Lanegan in a musically ambitious place. His voice is deeper, smokier, but more restrained, even on the few straight-up rockers. The grain in his voice is more pronounced, offering a sense of coiled menace on each track, one that is ready at all points to explode the musical confines these songs erect, and to overwhelm them all. To his credit, he never does. While the album is sequenced seamlessly, with varying textures and dynamics, there are standouts.

Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 13, 2018
Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (1994)

Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | 00:49:28
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Blues-Rock | Label: Sub Pop | # SP132B

Mark Lanegan's first solo album, 1990's The Winding Sheet, was a darker, quieter, and more emotionally troubling affair than what fans were accustomed to from his work as lead singer with the Screaming Trees. The follow-up album, 1994 's Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, used The Winding Sheet's sound and style as a starting point, with Lanegan and producer/instrumentalist Mike Johnson constructing resonant but low-key instrumental backdrops for the singer's tales of heartbreak, alcohol, and dashed hopes. While The Winding Sheet often sounded inspired but tentative, like the solo project from a member of an established band, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost speaks with a quiet but steely confidence of an artist emerging with his own distinct vision. The songs are more literate and better realized than on the debut, the arrangements are subtle and supportive (often eschewing electric guitars for keyboards and acoustic instruments), and Lanegan's voice, bathed in bourbon and nicotine, transforms the deep sorrow of the country blues (a clear inspiration for this music) into something new, compelling, and entirely his own. Whiskey for the Holy Ghost made it clear that Mark Lanegan had truly arrived as a solo artist, and it ranks alongside American Music Club's Everclear as one of the best "dark night of the soul" albums of the 1990s.

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Black Pudding (2013)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 5, 2018
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Black Pudding (2013)

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - Black Pudding (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue+log+m3u | 44:23 min | 223 MB
Blues Rock, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Ipecac Recordings

Though Black Pudding marks the first time that singer Mark Lanegan and multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood have recorded together, it isn't the first time they've collaborated. The latter toured with the Gutter Twins, Lanegan's project with Greg Dulli.
Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:21 minutes | 858 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Shortly before the early-1990s grunge boom hit, Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan was already blazing his own path with his solo debut, „The Winding Sheet“. Marking a considerable departure from the Trees' feedback-drenched neo-psychedelia, this spare collection of acoustic-leaning songs allows Lanegan to wander into darker, more unsettling territory, as revealed on the thrillingly bleak 'Mockingbirds' and the haunting title track. Not only do these subdued songs, co-written with guitarist Mike Johnson, allow Lanegan's deep, husky voice to hang in the air longer, they share a shadowy, nearly macabre sensibility with other revered artists such as Nick Cave and Tom Waits, giving the singer added appeal and mystique beyond the standard rock-frontman persona.
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You (1999/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You (1999/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 33:42 minutes | 368 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For his fourth solo album following the breakup of the much beloved Screaming Trees, Mark Lanegan delves into the always fraught waters of the all-covers album. Often a stylistic mish-mash of the artist's favorite songs done so much in their original styles that the singer's true personality is lost, the covers album is dangerous territory, but Lanegan navigates it beautifully. Crucially, „I’ll Take Care of You“ finds Lanegan performing the work of other singers and songwriters in his own style rather than adapting himself to suit the songs. Therefore, tunes by 1960s folkies Fred Neil ('Badidah') and Tim Hardin ('Shiloh Town') sit comfortably next to efforts by 1980s blues-punks the Gun Club ('Carry Home') and the Leaving Trains ('Creeping Coastline of Lights'), as well as a handful of traditional folk and country songs.
Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (1994/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (1994/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:25 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On his second solo outing, 1994's „Whiskey for the Holy Ghost“, Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan unveils a set of tunes that is more dynamic and cohesive than his spare, brooding debut, „The Winding Sheet“. Once again collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Mike Johnson, among others, Lanegan uses his deep, gravelly voice to maximum effect on these wonderful songs of woe, which include the hypnotic, David Lynchian "The River Rise" and the dark, pastoral "Kingdoms of Rain." Arguably Lanegan's best solo album, „The Holy Ghost“ predicted that the perpetually melancholy Pacific Northwestern performer would be just fine on his own when Screaming Trees eventually split.