Jan Hauenstein | Look on My Works, Ye Mighty

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Look on My Works, Ye Mighty

by Jan Hauenstein

Folk, blues, rock, a little jazz, folkrock, Americana and Europeana, big voice, interesting instrumentation....
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Afd-Mann
1:04 $0.99
2. The Panther
2:45 $0.99
3. One Funeral at a Time
3:06 $0.99
4. Changes
3:34 $0.99
5. Blue Sky Waiting
4:23 $0.99
6. Keep Them Bairns Away
4:15 $0.99
7. You´ve Got to Be Carefully Taught
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8. No Clothes in Heaven
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9. Melora´s Song
4:29 $0.99
10. The Garden Song
3:11 $0.99
11. One Life
3:56 $0.99
12. Mercy Street
4:34 $0.99
13. Somewhere Down the Crazy River
4:38 $0.99
14. Mucking out the Stalls
3:09 $0.99
15. Aufsitzrasenmähermän
3:44 $0.99
16. Right as Rain
5:22 $0.99
17. Father and Son
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18. Ozymandias
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19. Afd-Man
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Album Notes
Songs to sing along to, songs that may make you think. Some sad ones, some funny songs. Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (with my music) and Rainer Maria Rilke (translated into English and put to music).

With Fred Grittner, electric guitars and mastering, Charlie Woodward, guitars and vocals and Claudia Wichmann, vocals. More than an hour of folk, rock, outlaw country and the blues, 10 songs with my music, lyrics by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Rainer Maria Rilke, Terry Lee Ransom, Brad De Long and me, 9 covers.

A song about a man with ancient ideas, an old musical tune about how not to raise your children, a Germenglish song about the evil lawn tractor man, you´ll learn something about the dress code in heaven, a beautiful old song by Phil Ochs and an old tale from the civil war. And much more.

My songwriting friend Fred Grittner mastered the album. I asked him for a short promo bit:

Jan’s albums are always full of surprises. Over the years I have encountered obscure folk songs, songs from artists who I was unfamiliar with, songs I know but played with a fresh approach, famous poems set to music by Jan, collaborations with friends (including me), and, of course, Jan’s own songs. His songs have grown more philosophical and political - he has a keen eye and command of the English language. Jan’s musical arrangements have become richer and more fascinating, showcasing his strong voice. This is an artist at the top of his game - give the album a listen.

Some of my heroes, John Stewart, Gordon Bok, Harvey Andrews (and then some) commented favorably on the older CDs.

Now please wend your way to the track previews, then buy a few copies. Don´t hesitate and spend lavishly.

Jan Hauenstein



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Joe Dearie

Another good album from Jan
As the owner of quite a lot of Jan's back catalogue this has become one of my favourites. A wide range of music, with Jan's usual mix of originals and covers.. As befits Jan's teaching background there are songs which will have you researching the back story to the songs. The very topical ' One Funeral At A Time' for me describes the Zeitgeist of a world in which Trump can become president.. Never thought I would type the words 'president' and 'Trump' in the same sentence. Of the covers my favourite is version of Peter Gabriel's 'Mercy Street' - not an easy job but Jan does it well and makes it different enough from the original to stand on it's own. The original song 'There Are No Clothes In Heaven' features the wonderful lines 'Don't be looking at my bottom/Everybody's got them'. More to the song than that of course. This album won't disappoint and will, as all the best music does, have you searching for more of Jan and the people he covers. There are at least two writers I have never heard of and in a world of throw away music well done to Jan for fighting the good fight for the good stuff.