Juniore's second album - recorded often live to a 16 track - sounds like an amalgamation of their favourite French 60's muses like Francoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina with the new wave spark of Devo and the B-52's.
Nile, Willie Beautiful Wreck Of The World
River House CD RHR9901 0881626549728 20 Dec 19
Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition.
Willie's Niles 4th full length release "Beautiful Wreck Of A World" was received as one of his most heralded efforts upon its release in 1999. The follow up to his "Hard Times In America" on Columbia, it marked a return for the NYC songwriter/rocker after a 7 year recording hiatus from the majors as he started a new chapter in his career with the founding of his own imprint River House Records. Willie's brand of urban Americana received high praise from critics as well as fellow artists, with Bono calling it 'A Classic' and Lucinda Williams assertion that 'On The Road To Calvary' is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Uncut wrote that his "majestic "On The Road to Calvary (For Jeff Buckley)" is soul music of the deepest order". Rereleased remastered version with bonus track