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Such a high brow title as this could well make you think that The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter is an overblown prog rock concept album complete with swathes of synth. How wrong you would be, this is the loudest album Josh Ritter has ever produced, walls of electric guitars and waves of brass also making it a most up-tempo album as well.

The opening track of the fourteen on offer here To The Dogs Or Whoever, is a real foot stomper, an ode to love, but delivered in a noisy bar room style. I love to hear a powerful opening track, and this song ticks all the boxes, making you look forward to the rest of the album.

The pace doesn't slow down much either on the following track Mind's Eye; this really is a most commercial sounding track, perfect for National radio airplay, a hit if ever I heard one.

One could say that The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter is his most commercial; I prefer to say that this is definitely his best release to date.

A first run, limited edition 4-track bonus CD is available while supplies last. ~ James Soars

  1. To The Dogs Or Whoever
  2. Mind's Eye
  3. Right Moves
  4. The Temptation Of Adam
  5. Open Doors
  6. Rumors
  7. Edge Of The World
  8. Wait For Love
  9. Real Long Distance
  10. Next To The Last Romantic
  11. Moons
  12. Still Beating
  13. Empty Hearts
  14. Wait For Love (You Know You Will)

Bonus Disc:

  1. Wildfires
  2. Spot in My Heart
  3. Naked as a Window
  4. Labelship Down

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