Shadow in the Water (2012)
“[★★★★★] There is nothing minor about The Minor Planets. This is a band who write incredible songs, have a unique feel for music, and are doing something a bit different. [Shadow in the Water] is a disc I will return to many times. It is special.”
“…an 11-song masterpiece…along with Ray Bonneville’s “Bad Man’s Blood” and the Pines’ “Dark So Gold,” “Shadow in the Water,” The Minor Planets’ follow-up to their 2001 debut, has been my go-to listen the last few weeks. All three recordings are of a piece — well-crafted works of art from veteran songwriters and musicians who’ve obviously worked hard to sequester themselves from the chaos of the outside world in order to maintain inner vision and strength. It’s plain to hear that they’ve weathered all sorts of storms, and the grace that all three mete out is positively instructive.”
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 by Eric Christopher
Tracks 3 and 9 written by Dana Thompson
Track 8 co-written by Eric Christopher and Dana Thompson
Track 11 by Vic Chesnutt
Dana Thompson: vocals, acoustic guitar, celesta
Eric Christopher: vocals, strings, fiddle, mandolin, guitars, percussion, loops, electric bass
With special guests:
Jimmy Johnson: pedal steel
Anthony Ihrig: banjo
Seth Hogan: accordion
Rich Casey: string bass
Michael Carvale: string bass
Mick Wirtz: drums
Listen to The Minor Planets segment on Minnesota Public Radio (2/7/2012):
Listen to Dana and Eric’s in-studio on Minnesota Public Radio’s Radio Heartland with Mike Pengra and Chris Roberts:
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