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20 June 2008 @ 09:17 pm
Song of the Week #17 - Will King "Come On In from the Cold"  
"Come On In from the Cold"

This track was forwarded to me by an old friend, and to be honest, it didn't catch me the first time I listened, but it was on auto-repeat when I first heard it and I was involved in something and it repeated for about a half-hour and each time it spun I picked up on something else that I dug. It's got a really good groove, with what I like to call little "events" happening on top of the groove, some nice acoustic licks, and muted strumming, etc. The little lick around 2:10 that is used a couple times it worth the listen alone - what a great texture. The vocals are warm and immediately welcoming, I've never sat in a big chair by the fire, but I have when this is spinning.

The song could fade out at the 3:00 minute mark and be nice, but then it shifts slightly and mellows (vocal and acoustic melting into one) before it climbs back into the groove - a nice momentary pause along the trail to look at the flowers.

"Come on in from the Cold, got some time before we go..." - I'm not sure where we're going, but I have a feeling the journey will be well worth it.

Click the image to hear the song:

This song features Grammy nominated John Cohen [The New Lost City Ramblers, and recently featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home] on mandolin/vocals, John Ventimiglia, who played Artie Bucco on the The Sopranos, on back-up vocals, drummer Doug Yowell [Suzanne Vega], and bassist Saul Zonana [Ace Frehley].

There is a video version on youtube which is interesting, but I like this one better, if for no other reason there is some crackling at the beginning (intentional or not) which makes me feel like I just dropped the needle on a nice warm LP and it adds to the feel of the track.

If this catches you at all, check out the link below for "28 Days" co-written with The Sopranos' John Ventimiglia who also appears on the track.

More Will King:
"28 Days"
"Bring Me Back Home"