[ RCA Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 29 January 2008
This is as gorgeous and ambitious and every bit as thrilling as his debut… that the songwriting is once again so formidable is almost beside the point; his raspy yelp - both sublime and heartbreaking - is the real show." - Esquire.
"There's still nobody singing better than Ray LaMontagne! 'Till the Sun Turns Black' is gorgeous and ambitious and every bit as thrilling as his debut… that the songwriting is once again so formidable is almost beside the point; his raspy yelp - both sublime and heartbreaking - is the real show."
Ray Lamontagne returns with the follow-up to his much raved about debut album 'Trouble'. Working once again with producer Ethan Johns, Lamontagne has created what will doubtless become one of the most talked about albums of 2006, with the poignant and relatable characteristics of his songs.
"We Love it… simple and heartbreaking."
"Like Johnny Cash and Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne tells devastating stories with simple tools - his voice and guitar, conjuring up a blue-gray dusk, accompanied by organ, drums, and strings. If he keeps making records like 'Till the Sun Turns Black', he just might become as iconic as the above."
"LaMontagne looks poised to build on his debut's solid sales with a new album filled with the same sort of delicate aches that weak-kneed the ladies the first time around. "
"His mesmerizing sophomore album, 'Till The Sun Turns Black', continues to demonstrate his talent as a writer, this time backed by more inventive instrumentation and vocals… His voice lends every note a deep intensity. When singing, "I looked my demons in the eyes/Laid bare my chest/Said do your best/Destroy Me," LaMontagne exorcises spirits with a hushed breath more powerful than any holy water. "
"… A new songwriter with an old heart. Songs like "Empty," "Can I Stay" and the title track still contain the tenderness of the debut, but "Three More Days" and "You Can Bring Me Flowers" are sunnier and more soul-inspired."
1. Be Here Now
4. Three More Days
5. Can I Stay
6. You Can Bring Me Flowers
7. Gone Away From Me
8. Lesson Learned
9. Truly, Madly, Deeply
10. Till The Sun Turns Black
11. Within You