Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats ‎– Tearing At The Seams- 2018 Modern Soul Blues Rock 180 Grm 2LP

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Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats ‎– Tearing At The Seams

Stax ‎– STX00300
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album 180 grm

Record / Cover, close to mint condition
09 Mar 2018
Blues Rock


A1 Shoe Boot
A2 Be There
A3 A Little Honey


B1 Say It Louder
B2 Hey Mama
B3 Babe I Know


C1 Intro
C2 Coolin' Out
C3 Baby I Lost My Way, (But I'm Going Home)


D1 You Worry Me
D2 Still Out There Running
D3 Tearing At The Seams


Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bottleneck Music Limited
Recorded By – Richard Swift
Recorded At – National Freedom Cottage Grove,Or
Mastered At – Fantasy Studios
Designed At – Burn & Broad
Pressed By – Memphis Record Pressing – MRP1129
Mastered At – GZ Media – 168846E
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( popmatters) "But the Night Sweats' music is most importantly about moving. Sure there were the political songs of the '60s like "A Change is Gonna Come" and contemplative tracks like "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". But much of the essence of '60s soul was also centered around letting loose and having a good time with the music. And this time around, Rateliff & The Night Sweats paid special attention to making the music move all the way through. The horns section especially carries their weight, turning out exhilarating performance after exhilarating performance from the swampy opener "Shoe Boot" to the ironic seventh track "Intro" which opens with a Vincent Price-esque laugh before being thrust into a mostly instrumental James Brown funk jam. These performances are a welcome improvement from the Night Sweats' debut, which seemed to lose steam halfway through the record and never regained it.

Rateliff's folk songwriting past still comes out strong from time to time and fuses excellently with his group's tight playing. "Hey Mama" shares a conversation between a self-pitying prodigal son-type narrator and his mother who responds with the candid challenge: "Better start acting like this here's a race / You ain't gone far enough to say at least I tried / You ain't worked hard enough to say, well, I've done mine." The song parallels Biblical imagery both from the Parable of the Prodigal Son and the words of St. Paul: "Do you know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize." This Biblical connection sheds light on Rateliff's wrestle with his religious past and how his apostasy has affected family ties.

Rateliff seemingly responds to the challenge optimistically on the uplifting lead single "You Worry Me": "I'm alright today / You gonna find a way to cross and you gonna get there." On this, the most modern-sounding track of the album, the songwriter expresses that in the present, he is finding a way to "act like this here's a race" and to "leave it all out there." On Tearing at the Seams, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats show off their hard work, their tightening as a band, and their high energy, irresistible performances. And if all those improvements from their debut to the present is any indication of their trajectory, it's easy to be optimistic about their future."

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Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Stax
Color Black