A Very Thin Wire

Steve Strauss

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Twenty-two years ago Stockfisch Records released Powderhouse Road, the debut album of New York singer/songwriter Steve Strauss. It was groundbreaking and was very well received. A Very Thin Wire, the fourth and newest album of the now 55-year-old American artist is being released in DSD by the Stockfisch label.

Strauss’ dark and multifaceted voice is at all times present at the center of the stage without pushing the instruments into the background. Steve Strauss, whose singer/songwriter music reveals deep insights into his emotional life and psyche, is congenially accompanied by the string-virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Ian Melrose this time.

The album begins lively and vibrant with the song “Somebody Tell Me”, which is followed by the melancholic and pensive “Blue”: this is a touching song based on Strauss’ many years of experience working as a psychotherapist with children and young people. With “In The Flood” he sympathetically tells us of the dreadful floods that took place in his hometown of Binghampton.

In addition to the 11 songs of his own, Strauss also presents two covers, one of which particularly stands out. In 2005 for his second album he had recorded a moving version of Springsteen’s “Youngstown”; and this time around it is “The Heart of Saturday Night” from the great Tom Waits, which Strauss skillfully makes his own.

The result is a collection of 13 musical gems. This is a highly varied album representative of the best songwriter tradition, inviting you to lean back, relax, and enjoy. It envelopes you with a glass-clear sound which makes you weak at the knees and lets you melt away.

– Mathias Pack

Tracklist

1.
Somebody Tell Me
03:11
2.
Blue
03:40
3.
A Very Thin Wire
03:09
4.
Every Broken Glass
03:10
5.
Here Comes Old Splitfoot
04:23
6.
Please Be With Me
03:27
7.
Like It Used to Be
04:04
8.
Bathseba
03:59
9.
Looking for The Heart of Saturday Night
03:48
10.
In the Flood
04:00
11.
Home
05:14
12.
Sisyphus Jones
04:23
13.
The Company You Keep
03:59

Total time: 00:50:27

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Mastering Engineer

Hans-Jörg Maucksch

Producer

Günter Pauler

Recording Engineer

Günter Pauler

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Studio Assistance

Inés Breuer

SKU

0132097

Release Date April 4, 2020
SKU 0132097

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