Michael Weston King | A New Kind Of Loneliness

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A New Kind Of Loneliness

by Michael Weston King

Americana, alternative country, adult contemporary, singer/songwriter with guests Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Ron Sexsmith and Don Kerr.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Here's the Plan
5:13 $0.99
2. The Last Hurrah
3:40 $0.99
3. Saturday's Child
4:43 $0.99
4. My Heart Stopped Today
3:25 $0.99
5. This Man Can Break So Easily
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6. Lost
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7. Only Seven Days
3:46 $0.99
8. Rosenkrantz and Kristiansgate (I'm Dead)
4:12 $0.99
9. Let the Waves Break On Your Face
4:43 $0.99
10. From Out of the Blue
3:28 $0.99
11. Alone Again Naturally
3:58 $0.99
12. It Will End in Tears
5:45 $0.99
13. She's Still My Weakness
3:07 $0.99
14. The Brightest Spark
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Album Notes
ideley acknowledged as one of Britian's finest singer songwriters, Admired by the likes of Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, and the legendary Townes van Zandt (who recorded one of Michael's songs), he draws his influence from a wide range of styles, from Pop to Folk, from Country music to Soul.

He is the former leader of U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons, with whom he made 4 critically acclaimed albums in a seven year career, which was recently celebrated by the double album, Cosmic Fireworks-The Best of The Good Sons (1994-2001).

MOJO magazine wrote "The band who must rate as England's very own Uncle Tupelo. A truly thrilling collection.",

while www.americana-uk.com said "The British band that played alt.country before anyone knew what the hell it was. Had the Good Sons done this same thing across the Atlantic, they would surely have been acclaimed trailblazers."

For the past six years he has been a solo troubadour, touring all over the world, performing with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Guy Clark , Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, and many more, and releasing five beautiful, articulate albums along the way.

As fine a singer songwriter as Gram Parsons¹

Michael Weston King has a voice part Nashville balladeer and part Alt Country hero.........a cross between Nick Cave and Rodney Crowell.

Like Tim Hardin, Phil Ochs or Townes van Zandt, King transmutes squalor and self-laceration into pure gold. MOJO

Many different artists have recorded his songs, while a number of his songs have also been used in TV shows in America and Germany. Beautiful Lies, a songbook of his work, was published in 2005, Happy Infidels, a play by the Irish writer Brian Richmond, was based around 12 of Michael's songs, and he is currently working on a book about some of the greatest 'lost' songs of the past 40 years.

A solo retrospective collection, The Tender Place, was released in November 2006, while his new album, A New Kind of Loneliness, including contributions from Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith and Jackie Leven, was released in May 2007 to critical acclaim, and has been widely hailed as his best album to date;

A powerful work of unblinking emotional seriousness. Entombed in gorgeously sepulchral tunes, the effect is quite magnificent. King is a special and under-celebrated talent. The Word

MWK has entered the rarefied field of classic singer songwriters. USA Entertainment News

Listen to A New Kind of Loneliness and you¹ll hear a musician who¹s risen above pigeonholing genres to produce an album categorised only by its sheer class. NETRHYTHMS 5/5 *****


Another stunning record from Britains leading rocking singer/songwriter
MAVERICK 5/5 *****

A musically intoxicating cocktail , with deft arrangements and telling instrumental flourishes MOJO

A New Kind of Loneliness finds King in reflective mode and is full of ultra-fine moments
UNCUT 3/5 ***

THE SUN 4/5 ****

'It Will End In Tears' could be one of the songs of the year so far, and the album that
spawned it no less dignified or impressive. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 4/5 *****

'A New Kind Of Loneliness' is quite probably King's very best album to date and one which (again) re-inforces his credentials as one of the UK's very best singer/ songwriters.
whisperinandhollerin 10 / 10 **************

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mark johnson

yet again another magnificent record
what makes this record swing is a number of tunes written
in 3/4 or 6/8 time rather than the normal 4/4 rock beat.
the singing and playing performances as ever are immaculate,and the songwriting straight out of the top draw. very much looking forward to seeing MWK play some of these beautiful songs live again soon, hopefully in sittingbourne kent uk