SON VOLT - THE SEARCH

SON VOLT - THE SEARCH

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PRODUCT

Led by the song writing and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt-country movement of the 1990's. Originally released in 2007, and out of print for the past several years, this deluxe reissue of The Search features bonus content.

"The Search" takes Jay Farrar's signature juxtapositions of the arcane and the modern to provocative extremes, contrasting the blue highways of a disappearing cultural landscape with a perilous world in which the center no longer holds - a world of information overload, of clueless leaders carrying out sinister agendas, of "Hurricanes in December - earthquakes in the heartland/Bad air index on a flashing warning sign," as the artist sings ruefully on "The Picture."

The Search's 14 songs locate and vividly portray the prevailing modes of the human condition in the first decade of the 21st century: cynicism ("Beacon Soul"), reflection ("The Search"), restlessness ("L Train," "Highways and Cigarettes"), yearning ("Adrenaline and Heresy"), paranoia ("Automatic Society"), despair ("Methamphetamine") and conditional hopefulness ("Underground Dream," "Phosphate Skin").

By turns melancholy and exhilarating, the album further cements Farrar's status as one of rock's most eloquent chroniclers of contemporary existence.

1. Slow Hearse
2. The Picture
3. Action
4. Underground Dream
5. Circadian Rhythm
6. Beacon Soul
7. Coltrane Free
8. Waking World
9. Highways and Cigarettes
10. The Search
11. Adrenaline and Heresy
12. Satellite
13. Automatic Society
14. Methampetamine
15. Phosphate Skin
16. Carnival Blue
17. L Train
18. Bleed The Line
19. Exurbia
20. Houdini Punches
21. Bicycle Hotel
22. Acetone Angels