Don DiLego | Photographs of 1971

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Photographs of 1971

by Don DiLego

Americana-indie-folk-rock-pop with all the wonderful alt-country trimmings, conspiring to convince you that Don DiLego is, in fact, straddling musical genres with all the unabandoned bliss of an artist experiencing an identity crisis. Rest assured, he is.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dreamin'
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2. The City or The War
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3. At the Texaco
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4. Automatic
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5. Falling Into Space
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6. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
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7. My Misery is a Fairy Tale
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8. Rosemary's Suite
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9. Somebody Leave the Lights On
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10. Photographs of 1971
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11. Hymn One
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12. Forgivenes
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13. Lonely and Afraid
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14. Hymn Two
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15. Ghosts
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16. Hymn Three
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Album Notes
Lives in New York City across from Jack's Coffee. Probably drinks too much coffee. Talks to himself a lot, and has about 200 or so unfinished songs...”in progress” that is. Believes that "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" pretty much sums things up quite nicely. Don is most likely to pick up his acoustic guitar to write a song, but should probably do this on piano more often. There are banjos, basses, harmonicas, tambourines, mandolins, accordians, and a wurlitzer strewn across his studio in various states of disrepair. A “Betsy Ross” edition piano sits handsomely in the corner, a full and melodious half-step out of tune. Knows that if he can't decide what to listen to, "Sweetheart of the Rodeo", "Being There" "Harvest Moon", "Pink Moon” or any album with “moon” in the title never feels wrong. Wishes he wrote “Red-Headed Stranger” by Willie Nelson. Also, maybe, wishes he WAS Willie Nelson. Spends an unhealthy amount of time in the studio. Some of the most talented people he knows are his friends...and they're all broke too. Weeps every single time he hears the pedal steel guitar.

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Recorded in equal parts New York City and Portland, OR, Photographs of 1971" is Don’s just released new album. It was self-produced along with Portland’s legendary Gregg Williams (The Dandy Warhols). Drawing comparisons to the likes of Wilco, Beck, Ryan Adams, and even the Beach Boys, Don DiLego continues to develop as an artist who refuses to be categorized. The new album “Photographs of 1971” is a testament to that.



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Sandy Norton

Great CD Love It
this CD is fantasicalicimo...excellent & unusual...3 thumbs up :)

Davey D

Where's the Love?
Actually as one pointed out earlier, a lot of these melodies and and song structures come from the youngest of siblings. Now when you listen to My Misery Is A Fairy Tale, You can't help but think of the classic, Champion of the World. and track 5, I mean come on, undeniable , Set it up! A great Davey D classic. And the over all feel , feels alot like The #1 Driver, another masterpiece. With all this said, I still must say a great album. Espeacially if you got a road trip ahead of you, this is the only CD you'll need. Well maybe this and U2's Joshua Tree.

Dawn D.

A great great, classic album. Timeless. Emotionally jarring.
First off, I want to set the record straight on this album cover. Though it does in fact look like Don is "leading the band", and contemplating some intense musical direction, perhaps even frustrated by my mysterious "guitar sound", the reality is that I was working in a key he had never heard before. Admittedly, neither did I. Don was frustrated. But such was the limitation of a plastic guitar. However, the intricate floral pattern design of my guitar was really the heart and soul of the band. Our identity, some might say. Well, my mom might say. Sadly, we never actually ended up recording any of our early compositions. "Get Off My Foot" and "What's That Smell?" remain un-heard classics. But the influence remains here on Don's new album.
In other news, I am very proud of my big brother. Sisterly pride aside, it's an amazing album from front to back. Emotionally jarring. His best so far. Just, why didn't he ask me to play guitar?

Aunt/Cousin Nancy

Great CD! Couldn't help but love it.
Don's music style is all his own, I love listening to it. It's a refreshing change from the usual.