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The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs centerpiece is the three-part Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, which was inspired by C.S. LewissThe Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Bla BartksSonata for Solo Violin; God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot based on Buffy Sainte-Maries adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens Wont You Come and Sing for Me; and an original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bachs Partita for Solo Violin in E Major

The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs centerpiece is the three-part Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, which was inspired by C.S. LewissThe Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Bla BartksSonata for Solo Violin; God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot based on Buffy Sainte-Maries adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens Wont You Come and Sing for Me; and an original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bachs Partita for Solo Violin in E Major

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Format: CD
Label: NONESUCH
Rel. Date: 06/04/2021
UPC: 075597916188

Laysongs
Artist: Chris Thile
Format: CD
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The album is his first truly solo album: just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on new recordings of six original songs and three covers, all of which contextualize and banter with his ideas about spirituality. Recorded in a converted upstate New York church during the pandemic, Laysongs centerpiece is the three-part Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth, which was inspired by C.S. LewissThe Screwtape Letters. The album also features a song Thile wrote about Dionysus; a performance of the fourth movement of Bla BartksSonata for Solo Violin; God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot based on Buffy Sainte-Maries adaptation of a Leonard Cohen poem; a cover of bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens Wont You Come and Sing for Me; and an original instrumental loosely modeled after the Prelude from J.S. Bachs Partita for Solo Violin in E Major

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