Loudon Wainwright is in reflective mood on this album, as the title track suggests he is now older than is dad who died aged 63, as Loudon III is now 64. The album features contributions from his family with daughter Lucy on ‘All in the Family’ and son Rufus on ‘The Days That We Die’ (where Loudon’s dad wrote the recitation), even his grandson appears in the booklet’s photos. His late ex-wife Kate McGarrigle is represented with ‘Over the Hill’, a song co-written song by the pair of them back in 1975. It features vocals by Chaim Tannenbaum and their daughter Martha and is a fitting musical tribute.
There are some diversions form the chronicling of family life including ‘My Meds’ a run through his medical history set to a jaunty music hall backing. Dame Edna Everidge duets on ‘I Remember Sex’, a highly humorous song and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is another duet highlight on ‘Double Lifetime’, a quick fire song both in its music and lyrics.
The is the first album from Loudon Wainwright III I have heard and I am mightily impressed. Moving and thoughtful lyrics coupled with plenty of musical variety make for an enjoyable album.
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Featured Albums w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 JEFF SCOTT SOTO Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 LAZARUS DREAM Alive (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 RONAN FURLONG The King Of Leaves (Thoroughbred Music)
Power Plays w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)
L.A. GUNS All That You Are (Golden Robot Records)
THE DUST CODA Limbo Man (Earache)
EBBA BERGKVIST & THE FLAT TIRE BAND 68 Twin (indie)
IRON SAVIOR Souleater (AFM Records)
IVY GOLD This Is My Time (indie)
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