ROBBIE ROBERTSON - How To Become Clairvoyant [Deluxe Edition] (2011)
If ever there was an album that was well worth a long wait, Robbie Robertson's fifth solo album is the one. Coming 13 years after his last album, Contact from the Underworld of Redboy, this new collection is called How to Become Clairvoyant — and it's a clear reminder of Robertson's musical prowess, which has been missing from our ears since 1998. How to Become Clairvoyant is a collaboration with Eric Clapton. From the earliest stages of the creation of this music, Robbie and Eric worked closely, but without having much of a plan in place for where they were headed. As the years passed, those early ideas slowly grew into How To Become Clairvoyant. Robertson's commitment to create the soundtrack for the Martin Scorsese's movie Shutter Island slowed the proceedings down a little more, but that didn't take anything away from what this new album would become. In fact, the break from recording sessions may have helped Robbie out by allowing him to step away from his new songs and later return to them with a fresh outlook. In these final sessions, Robertson enhanced things with the assistance of a few friends. Guitarists Robert Randolph and Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave) were brought in, along with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, vocalist Angela McClusky (formerly of Wild Colonials), Taylor Goldsmith (from the band Dawes), Rocco Deluca and others. These talented guests add a sonic dimension to the basic tracks created by Robertson, Clapton, Steve Winwood, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Ian Thomas.
DISC 1: 01. Straight Down The Line 02. When The Night Was Young 03. He Don't Live Here No More 04. The Right Mistake 05. This Is Where I Get Off 06. Fear of Falling 07. She's Not Mine 08. Madame X 09. Axman 10. Won't Be Back 11. How To Become Clairvoyant 12. Tango For Django
DISC 2: 01. The Right Mistake (Demo) 02. He Don't Live Here No More (Demo) 03. Fear of Falling (Demo) 04. This Is Where I Get Off (Demo) 05. Madame X (Demo) 06. Houdini (unreleased track)
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