Ethan Johns

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Artist: Ethan Johns
Album: If Not Now Then When?
Bitrate: 231kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Three Crows / Warner
Genre: Rock
Size: 63.43 megs
PlayTime: 0h 36min 29sec total
Rip Date: 2013-03-25
Store Date: 2013-03-22

Track List:

01. Hello Sunshine 3:08
02. Morning Blues 3:44
03. Eden 3:51
04. Red Rooster Blue 3:32
05. The Turning 4:11
06. Rally 3:25
07. Don't Reach Too Far 2:40
08. Whip Poor Will 5:03
09. Willow 3:28
10. The Long Way Round 3:27

Release Notes:

ItÆs on the mixing desk rather than at the mic that Ethan Johns really earned
his musical reputation. His production credits include Kings Of Leon, Tom Jones,
Ryan Adams and Laura Marling, while last year he won the Brit Award for Best
British Producer.

Now his knack for drawing out rootsy, directly emotive expressions is directed
towards his own performance. His folky vocals are easy on the ears but wistful
too, from wry opener Hello

Sunshine to the gently uplifting Red Rooster Blue. The mood is often unabashedly
retro, channelling the Stones on DonÆt Reach Too Far, while on the eerie charms
of Whip Poor Will, Adams and Marling add unfussy support.

ItÆs uncluttered, beautifully mellow and personal û his father, legendary rock
producer Glyn Johns, handles the mixing û and it should prove a treat on his
British tour, which begins tonight.
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Artist : Ethan Johns
Album : The Reckoning
Year : 2014
Genre : Indie Folk
Codec : LAME 3.99
Quality : mp3
Bitrate : 320K/s 44100Hz Joint Stereo
ID3-Tag : ID3v2.3
Hoster :


1. - Go Slow [2:40]
2. - Dry Morning [4:47]
3. - The Fool [4:03]
4. - Among the Sugar Pines [3:48]
5. - The Roses and the Dead [3:04]
6. - Talking Talking Blues [5:03]
7. - The Lo Down Ballad of James Younger [3:33]
8. - Blackheart [4:36]
9. - You Changed [3:27]
10. - This Modern London [3:30]

Total Playing Time: 38:36
Total Size : 88,8 MB




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Artist: Ethan Johns
Album: The Reckoning
Bitrate: 224kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Three Crows Records
Genre: Rock
Size: 65.91 megs
PlayTime: 0h 39min 03sec total
Rip Date: 2014-08-21
Store Date: 2014-06-06

Track List:
01. Go Slow 2:44
02. Dry Morning 4:49
03. The Fool 4:06
04. Among Sugar Pines 3:51
05. The Roses And The Dead 3:11
06. Talking Talking Blues 5:07
07. The Lo-Down Ballad Of James 3:36
08. Black Heart 4:39
09. You Changed 3:30
10. This Modern London 3:30

Release Notes:

With Ethan Johns’ second album, the big time producer has swapped hats with that
of long-term collaborator and acoustic hero Ryan Adams, as he manages the
harmonies and Adam’s takes the production helm.

Having been instrumental in shaping hit albums for Laura Marling, Kings of Leon,
The Vaccines and The Staves, Johns has traditionally been in the driving seat,
but stepped from behind the studio desk last year with critically acclaimed
debut album If Not Now Then When?. Now returning with a ten-track follow up,
Johns proves his artistic merit extends just as far as his lengthy directional
talents that have also included heritage artists such as Tom Jones and Paul

Throughout his career we have seen Johns’ take on contributory musician roles on
the records of Paolo Nutini, but with every solo attempt there is a rare insight
into the cemented and celebrated mind that has shaped some of music’s strongest
breakthrough acts. Where his producing roles have been diverse, Johns’
songwriting sits well within the category of morose folk as he utilises strings,
acoustic guitars and a yearning that is ever present. Whilst it isn’t the most
dynamic music, it is a folk record in its purest and simplest form as stories
are recounted over a bed of hymnal harmonies.

As the name suggests, there is a sense of coming full circle with The Reckoning,
as emotional retribution for past mistakes is prevalent theme throughout the
record. The LP is supposedly conceptual and follows a protagonist Thomas
Younger, who in the 1850s follows his older brother to America to explore
expansive and uncharted frontiers. Although fictional, parallels can be drawn
between the concept and Johns’ newly embarked expedition into his own
musicianship. As he explains, “The stories all spring from the song “The Lo Down
Ballad of James Younger”. It’s about the choices we make as individuals in life,
and the effects that those things can have on us. It’s life on a knife edge.
It’s about consequences; it’s about balancing the darkness and light in life
that’s present in all of us; and trying to make the right choices at the right

Perhaps he best choice Johns has made with The Reckoning is the apparent
connection with Adams and the symbiotic relationship between their wholesome
music. Whereas Johns has helped Adams fine tune his honest and direct style,
Adams here repays the favour. “The Fool” is the perfect example of this, where
deprecating lyrics feel similar to that of Adams, but where he delivers them
with a more modern twist, Johns’ feels more traditional.

A good injection of the blues is given in “Talking Talking Blues” where sliding
guitars give a different treatment from the rest of the songs. Johns’ stilted
voice doesn’t lend itself necessarily to looser instrumentation, but the guitars
bring everything together. Ending on a love song to the UK capital, “This Modern
London” is a tribute to the rat race feeling the big city evokes. Awash with
intricate finger picking and heartfelt sentiment, it is as sincere as can be.

Although not a million miles away from what we’ve heard of Johns before, with
Adams’ help this release has captured a moment in time between the two artists
that speaks volumes. Oh to have been a fly in the wall in that studio.
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Artist: Ethan Johns With The Black Eyed Dogs
Album: Silver Liner
Bitrate: 222kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Caroline
Genre: Rock
Size: 74.45 megs
PlayTime: 0h 44min 26sec total
Rip Date: 2015-12-04
Store Date: 2015-11-27

Track List:
01. Silver Liner (With Gillian 6:11
02. The Sun Hardly Rises 4:09
03. I Don't Mind 4:10
04. Juanita (With Gillian Welch And 3:24
Bernie Leadon)
05. It Won't Always Be This Way 3:25
06. Open Your Window 7:37
07. Six And Nine 8:37
08. Dark Fire 3:11
09. I'm Coming Home 3:42

Release Notes:
Although primarily a producer and engineer, one whose diverse clients have
included Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Laura Marling and Ryan Adams, British-born
Ethan Johns can also be frequently found on the other side of the desk too,
playing with the likes of John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris and Fish, both in the
studio and on the road. From time to time, he also does his own stuff, too.

Having released his debut album in 2012, following up with the conceptual,
Adams-produced The Reckoning, Silver Liner is now his third, recorded live with
a core band consisting of bassist Nick Pino, drummer (and producer) Jeremy
Stacey and pedal steel legend BJ Cole and put down over the space of just ten
days. All self-penned material, it embraces both homegrown folk and Americana,
the influences often clearly out in the open, case in point being the title
track which (featuring Gillian Welch on backing) even Neil Young might be
persuaded it was one of his own forgotten tracks from the After The Goldrush-era
archives, right down to whiny vocal and trademark fiery guitar solo.

YoungТs also firmly in evidence on the strummed, loping, desert-parched
eight-and-a-half minute Six And Nine with its memorable УI set Тem up just to
knock Тem downФ refrain, while the spoken passages on the equally lengthy,
noir-tinged, slow-tempo jazzy Open Your Window have a touch of the Lou Reed
about them and, backed by a string section, piano ballad It WonТt Always Be This
Way strains The EaglesТ Desperado through a Randy Newman filter.

By contrast, although the cascading chords are almost identical to those on My
Darling ClementineТs Going Back To Memphis, the chugging, accordion-accompanied
I DonТt Mind mostly recalls Slim Chance and, from the same era, the doleful,
waltzing The Sun Hardly Rises harks to the British folk-rock of early Richard
Thompson. However, largely down to ColeТs pedal steel and Johns on mandolin, it
also has the same vein of roots country that runs throughout the album, at its
thickest on the keening Juanita that features both Welch and Bernie Leadon and
suggests John Wesley Harding vintage Dylan holed up in some cantina on the
Tex-Mex border.

Returning to folk notes, the album plays out on the intricate fingerpicked
acoustic guitar of the night sky atmospherics of Dark Fire and the slightly
bluesier IТm Coming Home, neither of which would be out of place in a Bruce
Cockburn collection.

So, yes, it will remind you of other artists, but JohnsТ seasoned, engaging
voice and his way with melodies ensure that it isnТt in their shadows.
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