Jack Wilson – Spare Key [Album]
July 2, 2013 4 Comments
When an artist does is best to poor out his heart to you, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love. This is especially so when an artist has a voice that is both harrowing and comforting at the same time. Yes, a beautifully told story with a wonderful set of pipes serenading directly into your years is something to cherish. And that is exactly what Jack Wilson is trying to give to you on his beautifully perfected album Spare Key.
Much like any great album, Spare Key really doesn’t have any stand out tracks. Hell, there are only 9 of them, so it’s not as though there are many to choose from. And that being of no matter when you throw in the fact that each track is blissfully beautiful in their own right and stand out all on their own. Each track is just another example of just how passionate and talented Jack Wilson is when it comes to creating stylistic spaced out folk songs that reach right down in to the core of the human psyche, and make us smile, laugh, and cry.
Listening to this record brings on a bit of sadness in some ways. It is a shame that smoking has been banned from almost every bar across the continent, because there a few tracks on Spare Key that belong in smokey bars, swirling around whiskey bottles and lost souls. This is music to lose and/or find yourself to. This is beautiful. This is refined. This is the soundtrack to life. Or at least it should be.