Vinyl LP pressing. 2015 album from the critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter. Carousel One is the cherished Canadian crooner’s first album in two years. It finds Sexsmith in surprising territory for a man often pegged as a downbeat balladeer: he’s actually contented. The 16-track album is a warm, deeply involving set of songs that showcases Sexsmith’s great empathy and occasional sentimentality, but also his often-overlooked playfulness. Carousel One is probably the most diverse album of Sexsmith’s nearly 20-year solo career. Producer Jim Scott assembled a seasoned band to play on the album: bass player Bob Glaub (John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Graham Nash); guitarist Jon Graboff (John Lee Hooker, Dr John); drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris); and keyboard player John McGinty (Neal Casal, Matthew Sweet). Ron has been a critical success since his self-titled debut back in 1995, an album that won the admiration of songwriters such as Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. Carousel One glides into 2015 with the poignancy and craft that has come to be expected of Ron since ever then.


1 Sure As the Sky
2 Saint Bernard
3 Loving You
4 Before the Light Is Gone
5 Lucky Penny
6 Getaway Car
7 Nothing Feels the Same Anymore
8 Sun's Coming Out
9 Lord Knows
10 All Our Tomorrows
11 No One
12 Can't Get My Act Together
13 Tumbling Sky
14 Many Times

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