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Podcast Episode
Season
Five
number
253
Type
Album Review
Post Date
11/17/2015

Son Volt

Trace

Label
Warner Bros
Release year
1995
Producer
Brian Paulson, Son Volt

Twenty years since being released, we revisit the 1995 debut of Jay Farrar's post-Uncle Tupelo band Son Volt

It’s been twenty years since Son Volt released their debut album Trace, which means it is up for repackaged remastered re-release and reappraisal. Always compared to Wilco thanks to their time together in alt.country pioneering band Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt finds Jay Farrar at his songwriting peak, easily shifting from uptempo rockers to acoustic slow burns with radio friendly production tying it all together. Does it stand the test of time? Is Tim’s love of Son Volt still strong? Has Jason come around to any of it? Tune in to find out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Route
  • 4:01 - History of the Band
  • 6:01 - Drown
  • 18:45 - Live Free
  • 29:05 - Catching On
  • 31:35 - Windfall
  • Outro - Out of the Picture

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