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by Josh Woodward

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About this album

  • Published: Nov 16, 2010

 Welcome to my latest and greatest album!

My normal way of making an album is a cycle of writing a song, recording a demo for the song right away, releasing it as an MP3 on my site, then polishing them and assembling them together into a CD when I have enough songs - and I often felt married to the original arrangements, whether they were good or bad. I decided to try a different approach this time. For the most part, these songs were written in isolation, with only rough demos made. I then went through and recorded them all in one fell swoop.

The idea was to give the songs room to breathe before commiting myself to a sound, and I think it worked. "Ashes" has a depth to it that feels missing in my other releases. Stepping back and being able to look at it as a whole before really starting the recording process let me give it more of a cohesive sound. There's a lot more piano on these songs than I usually use, which was fun.

The title wraps up the recurring themes of the cycle of life, mortality and the possibly dubious role that religion can play in the whole thing. It wasn't really designed as a concept album, but in a way it fell together that way so I went with it. The cover artwork pulled everything together, entitled "Перерождение чёрного мотылька" courtesy of the talented Luana Silense.

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GTPhoenix

Good album

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Nov 17, 2010

Another great album from Josh Woodward. This is a great collection of songs that show just how much talent Josh has to offer.
San4ez

Хороший альбом

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Nov 21, 2010

Отличный вокал и музыка.
SouthOMike

Lyrically Engaging!

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Nov 17, 2010

Thanks to Poison76 for sharing this with me... This has been long awaited, and that patience has definately paid off! Lyrics in each of the songs may tell a personal story, or feeling, but it allows them to become "every ones"! Know that "Already There" struck me, as I felt the same way, now what? I was already there. Well done, sir! Absofrigginglutely fantastic!!
IcocnitoCC

beautiful

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Nov 17, 2010

sonnenjagd

Super

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Nov 23, 2010

The handyman`s lament & Anchor sind meine Lieblingssongs auf diesem wirklich gefühlvollen und musikalisch recht wertvollen Album. Eben: Josh Woodward! Ich würde mir einmal ein rockiges Album von Josh wünschen...vielleicht kommt das ja irgendwann mal in Frage?
Yvalain

Bon album

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Nov 17, 2010

Je suis un peu partagé à l'écoute de nouvel album de Josh. Toutes les chansons sont bien écrites, magnifiquement interprétée avec des instruments naturels tous joués par Josh, comme en témoigne la vidéo. Il y a effectivement une unité dans cet album. D'un autre côté j'avoue m'être un peu ennuyé au bout d'un moment, comme s'il manquait une petite étincelle. Je me suis rappelé une chanson de Josh qui m'avait particulièrement impressionné "I want to break something beautiful" sur un autre album. Je n'ai pas retrouvé cette magie ici. Malgré tout c'est un superbe album au total. Je retiens surtout les morceaux un peu plus enlevés comme Anchor, Swimming in Turpentine (qui casse la glace, enfin...) Bravo
jukuts

Ausgezeichnet

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Nov 17, 2010

Und wieder hat Josh Woodward ein wunderbares Album vorgelegt. Die Welt ist ungerecht, denn eigentlich müßte Josh mit seiner Musik viel bekannter sein. Es lohnt sich auf der Homepage von Josh mal zu schaeun, dort gibt es unter Stuff/Live einige live MP3s.
velots

Buen álbum

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Nov 23, 2010

Me gusta....... se repite un poco... pero el intento de la diferencia se nota. argudin2000.com
gidgnulur

Wspaniały

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Nov 20, 2010

Mistrozstwo! Josh to świetny artysta, każdy jego nowy album prezentuje coś nowego, jest zupełnie inny od poprzednich, nie mogę napisać, że lepszy, ale inny, równie wspaniały.
Perduss

Artiste complet

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Nov 22, 2010

Toujours aussi beau et sincère Musique et paroles qui fusionnent Professionnel et artiste complet Perduss