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Ray LaMontagne — Homecoming
Album: Ouroboros
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Total ratings: 2250









Released: 2016
Length: 8:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
A Billboard, Back Road, Meadow
Sunset through the trees. I can' t remember the faces I've seen.
Low and mean.

High Rise, White light, Shadows
Years in the air.
I don' t recall all the "why" or the "where" or "who was there"

Show me the Feathers you've found
The glass in the ground
A comforting sound when the lights are down.

Hillside flush with the Sunrise
Spring in the air
I cant remember a morning so fair, Not a care

Show me the Feathers you've found
The glass in the ground
A comforting sound when the lights are down.

The Birdsong, tugging on my slumber
Opens my eyes.
Slowly I am woken to find
Your hand in mine.

Show me the Feathers you' ve found,
The glass in the ground,
A comforting sound when the lights are down.

A Billboard, a Back Road, a Meadow
Sunset through the trees.
I cant recall all the faces I' ve seen
So low and mean.

The Birdsong, tugging on my slumber
Opens my eyes.
Slowly I am woken to find,
Your hand in mine.

Show me the Feathers you've found
The glass in the ground,
A comforting sound when the lights are down
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His music is good, but it all sounds the same. It bores me now. 
 ThePoose wrote:

For Emily, wherever I may find her-ish



Showing our age. You for making the reference, me for getting it. 
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 

Old fart here. I concur. That piano riff lingers loud.
For Emily, wherever I may find her-ish
Really good song....kind of surreal.  Makes me feel tranquil.   
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 
Old fart here. I love all sorts of quiet male singers. Nick Drake, Tom Rush, Paul Simon, Tim Buckley. But there's something about LaMontagne's breathy, whispery, weak stylings that make me want to break things. Too bad (for me, I suppose) because he writes well.
Angelina (Delorme) followed by Homecoming (LaMontagne) - 2 NINES in a row !
What a great sound. It so mixes with the stream tonight
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 
Amen brother. 
Smokey wispy voice..I like.
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.


I'm with ya, Wavemechanic. It can be so discouraging to share excellent+ music with one's contemporaries; only to find that they just no longer have those particular receptors awake to the joy!
If I have to lose essential capacities: may I please instead forget something like, how to tie my own shoes?

I thank the All for RP.

 EdEastridge wrote:

Fourthed 
Fifthed 
 

 uksminas wrote:


With AKG is not to bad too 
 
An IPA does it for me.
 LynxPilotUK wrote:
just perfect with a nice Gin and Tonic and Dali Headphones 
 

With AKG is not to bad too 
I really like the sound of this.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zEaGiMiD5Lo/UBllsUdhrbI/AAAAAAAACuE/2swzZ5z6XvQ/s400/ninis.jpg
 
hahahaaa
just perfect with a nice Gin and Tonic and Dali Headphones 
 Simon_Tassie wrote:

fredhatman wrote:
Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track. Heartily seconded by Another Old Fart.




Thirded

 
Fourthed 
 markybx wrote:
Reminds me of Simon & Garfunkel a bit
 
...but without the "hook", good vocals and melody

yeah, like a shitty S&G song.....that God awful "So Long Frank LLoyd Wright" for example 
 fredhatman wrote:
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 Heartily seconded by Another Old Fart.

 


Thirded
I REALLY like the sound of this!  Very captivating.
Sooo sleepy. PLs dont put this song in mornings
VERY nice sound!  Have not heard before.  Good job Ray!
"Wake up; we're recording!" That’s funny. I did a lot of new age recording sessions in my past.
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 Heartily seconded by Another Old Fart.

One of my favorite songs from him, after "Be Here Now". Ethereal in so many ways.
Usual snorefest from him, but on a positive note, sounds like he's taken the  cotton balls out of his mouth.
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, Raymond the Mountain. Aural Valium. More somniferous than a bottle of extra-strength Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozey-Snooze. Occasionally used as anaesthetic for open heart surgery. The insomniac's friend {#Sleep}
 
Amen, my friend.
 Rockit999 wrote:
This is what you can expect to hear when you enter heaven.
 
Good God, send down to the guy with the flames and pitchforks!!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zEaGiMiD5Lo/UBllsUdhrbI/AAAAAAAACuE/2swzZ5z6XvQ/s400/ninis.jpg

 
If only.
 DrLex wrote:

Once every 3 days is hardly unusual for a very recent release. If this were a commercial station and this would be a trendy pop hit, you would hear it three times every day.
 

DISAGREE!!! My boys made me listen to a top 40's station is exchange for going to swim team practice and I can guarantee they have a two-hour rotation of every "hit" song!!!

And I like this too 
 below72 wrote:
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}

 
I concur.
lovely
{#Chillpill} I like it as well, doctor  DrLex wrote:

Once every 3 days is hardly unusual for a very recent release. If this were a commercial station and this would be a trendy pop hit, you would hear it three times every day.

 

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zEaGiMiD5Lo/UBllsUdhrbI/AAAAAAAACuE/2swzZ5z6XvQ/s400/ninis.jpg
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Oh for god sakes,,,, show him the f'n feathers......

 
I love this song and the entire album, but this is one of the funniest comments I've read here.
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, Raymond the Mountain. Aural Valium. More somniferous than a bottle of extra-strength Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozey-Snooze. Occasionally used as anaesthetic for open heart surgery. The insomniac's friend {#Sleep}

 
Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’”
I was on a fourth date with a very sweet woman. We were sitting around her apartment talking and she suggested putting on some music. I put on The Shins, which was great for background but it wasn't very inviting. The next playlist was this album. When this song came on, the entire mood shifted in a very positive way. We both just relaxed and allowed the seduction of his voice to work its magic. You can imagine where all that sensuality led!

One or two tracks on the album are a bit harsh compared to this mood, but I strongly recommend adding this to any intimate playlist.

Thanks Ray (& Bill for introducing me to almost all of my music for over 13 years!)
 Wavemechanic wrote:
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
 
Either they're old farts, or kids with ADD.
This is what you can expect to hear when you enter heaven.
Outstanding. I feel sorry for all the old farts in this thread who won't/can't allow themselves to let go and be mesmerized by the aural magic this guy weaves. FYI, I'm an old fart too- but I refuse to let my musical tastes calcify. Great music was made in the 70's, but also every decade since. And by great I mean Truly Great. Like this track.
..not say this very often: 

please do not play this again, i just hate this song :D 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
"Wake up; we're recording!"

 
{#Lol} I think this song is pretty good, but that's funny.
Somebody please give this man a pair of balls. Dear RP, this piece of junk is way, WAY too overplayed.
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Oh for god sakes,,,, show him the f'n feathers......

 
 dc_zee wrote:

...and just in case that is not enough, show him that glass in the ground too!

{#Roflol}what about the comforting sound, you know like when the lights are down
Thought this was some Porcupine Tree...Ray L? Hmmm....onward I suppose. I like it for atmosphere...
PSD gave me more Zep!
Pretty Sappy Ditty
"Wake up; we're recording!"
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Oh for god sakes,,,, show him the f'n feathers......

 
If he gives me enough time to Pluck the Christmas Turkey I should be able to oblige..... Happy Xmas to all..
Hopefully the US Government doesn't wind of this tune. If they can't use waterboarding playing this could be a useful alternative!
Ah, Raymond the Mountain. Aural Valium. More somniferous than a bottle of extra-strength Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozey-Snooze. Occasionally used as anaesthetic for open heart surgery. The insomniac's friend {#Sleep}
 markybx wrote:
Too many plays: downing 7 -> 6

 
Yes, and PSD immediatelly.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Oh for god sakes,,,, show him the f'n feathers......

 
...and just in case that is not enough, show him that glass in the ground too!
for a glorious moment, I thought the intro was going to be Queens Flash Gordon theme - but no...
Oh for god sakes,,,, show him the f'n feathers......
Peaceful
 
Too many plays: downing 7 -> 6
 yofitofu wrote:
Such a great songwriter and musician. Yet, such a distant, unfriendly presence in concert and in person. He is so introverted and into the music he can't relate to those outside him, which makes his live presence like listening to a record with a crowd around. Disappointing but his work is still perfection.

 
If I see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZRcmlf-BI I would pay for that.
 chinaski wrote:
They've all gone to look for America

 
It's a different chord progression and different overall melody, but there are some similarities to that song and a clear similarity to the Simon & Garfunkel style in this song.  Then again, there probably aren't very many contemporary acoustic guitar, singer/songwriters who are not influenced by S&G to some extent - those two guys left a pretty substantial legacy.
I like this. I feel like it could be on the Bookends albums or something.
Such a great songwriter and musician. Yet, such a distant, unfriendly presence in concert and in person. He is so introverted and into the music he can't relate to those outside him, which makes his live presence like listening to a record with a crowd around. Disappointing but his work is still perfection.
I usually really like Ray, but this track is so oooo boring 
  I was waiting for this song to play
She found some feathers on the road L,A
met a guy just looked like from  17th century
under the sturgeon moon, who said Los! dear
you change, you change


Took quite a while to warm to this album & song but loved the this following Take a Pebble.

Thank you Bill & crew.
i'll say it's beguiling.
Weak lyrics.
Very soothing and atmospheric. Easy 9. Not for the non-music lover (U2 fans) though.
Extremely overplayed and overrated garbage. PSD PSD.
Sorry Ray... like you previous stuff but its a thumbs down from a scorching Bristol today.. 

Again....
??
I think rp is on a loop of thee same stuff.
Incredibly repetitive 
 heigo wrote:
just listen and you have to think again ... you are wrong
 ddog wrote:
Boring... {#Sleep}

 

 
...and/or mezmerizing{#Music}
just listen and you have to think again ... you are wrong
 ddog wrote:
Boring... {#Sleep}

 




 maboleth wrote:
Extremely boring and annoying. Thom Yorke or Ray LaMontagne... who's the most annoying vocal? :-/

 
Some of us love this album, and Ray. PSD for you!
 ddog wrote:
Boring... {#Sleep}

 
Some of us love this song. PSD for you!
Boring... {#Sleep}
Extremely boring and annoying. Thom Yorke or Ray LaMontagne... who's the most annoying vocal? :-/
 westslope wrote:
10 plays in the last month?

Impressive. 
 
Once every 3 days is hardly unusual for a very recent release. If this were a commercial station and this would be a trendy pop hit, you would hear it three times every day.
 chinaski wrote:
They've all gone to look for America

 
Pass me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat.
We smoked the last one an hour ago.
So we bought some more cigarettes,
Then we smoked all those cigarettes,
And walked off to look for some cigarettes...

Big tune. 
Hearing this so often
 
10 plays in the last month?

Impressive. 
 chinaski wrote:
They've all gone to look for America

 
Susie B - sound familiar?

we saw RL 2 nights ago - he did this whole album straight thru - meh 
 chinaski wrote:
They've all gone to look for America

 
You get 5 *****    for commentary.
A bit too much of this guy on air... :-/ When I hear his weak voice I get... bored, to say at least.
Elicits memories of late nights sitting around the bong listening to early "underground" radio stations in the early 1970's, hearing Pink Floyd's DSotM for the first time. "Quicksilver Girl" by the Steve Miller Band also comes to mind. Now if I can only find that stash I hid about ten years ago......
 
Reminds me of Simon & Garfunkel a bit
 chinaski wrote:
They've all gone to look for America

 
Yikes! This breathy blah piece must not be compared to that masterpiece!   
It seems that very little ultimately happens in this track. It's the a repetitive chorus and melody. Mr. LaMontagne does little for me on this or other tracks.  
++1{#Daisy}
They've all gone to look for America
what a album and for side 2 well wow{#Yes}
Sorry, never liked male voices singing like this. Very annoying.
 Wolford wrote:

The album is worth purchasing for this track and all of side two.  Not real fond of tracks 2, 3, & 4.

 
Great album...You will not be disappointed.
This is how I like my Ray L.  Harks back to the mellow cuts on Till The Sun Turns Back and Gossip In The Grain.  He's decent at R&B, as well as alt-country (Pariah Dogs), but to my ears his best work is the quieter side.
 OlderGentleman wrote:
I really like this. Anyone heard the whole album before I purchase it ( through RP link of course). 

 
The album is worth purchasing for this track and all of side two.  Not real fond of tracks 2, 3, & 4.
I really like this. Anyone heard the whole album before I purchase it ( through RP link of course). 
I too have stopped twice now from what I'm doing to listen more carefully to the instrumentation, especially the piano and to see who's singing.  This is only the second time I've heard it and am already considering bumping it from a 7 to 8.
Most of the time Ray's singing turns me off, but some of his work is breathtakingly beautiful.  E.g. this one.
God, please end this song wit the next hour. Far toooo drawnnnnnnn ooooooooout. 
this album features My Morning Jacket, produced by Jim James (this excerpt from wiki)

 skindy wrote:
This is the second time in a couple of weeks that I've stopped what I'm doing to confirm who this is, and just listen. Really like this! In fact I haven't heard anything from Ray to date that I haven't liked...

 

Ditto! Actually, this is the first time hearing this.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Yes and I am liking the new less breathless style. Also the piano chord progressions are great! I am wondering if the new producer has some influence on this album and his musical direction?

 
Sounds like the Simon 'n Garfunkel stuff played 5 songs earlier...classy, cool, controlled.
 MiloD wrote:
very interesting how he's reinventing himself…{#Clap}

 
Yes and I am liking the new less breathless style. Also the piano chord progressions are great! I am wondering if the new producer has some influence on this album and his musical direction?
Oh, help.  This is starting to sound like a dirge.  I'm bored to tears at my desk...
very interesting how he's reinventing himself…{#Clap}
 skindy wrote:
This is the second time in a couple of weeks that I've stopped what I'm doing to confirm who this is, and just listen. Really like this! In fact I haven't heard anything from Ray to date that I haven't liked...

 
I *totally* just did the EXACT same thing!!  Was busy working, music in the background and said the myself "Is that Ray?!".  Woo-hoo —been lovin him for years (Thanks RP!!) and *just* got my ticket to see him play at Chateau Ste Michelle this coming Sep 5th.  {#Dancingbanana} Happy happy!
This is the second time in a couple of weeks that I've stopped what I'm doing to confirm who this is, and just listen. Really like this! In fact I haven't heard anything from Ray to date that I haven't liked...
This is excellent, Ray has found something here that makes his voice better with this production, great record if you in a mellower mood.
A nice follow up to the Pink Floyd song.
The ridiculous power of chord changes, melody and production values to evoke deep deep emotion.
the new album is more rocky, lots of growy guitar, not bad at all....

number7 wrote:
Can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
Usually takes a few listens but once you get there it is forever.
Truly one of the greats.

 

like the music, like the eclipse too, red moon peace love : )
Ouroboros refers to "an ancient symbol depicting a serpent ... eating its own tail." Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros.
Can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
Usually takes a few listens but once you get there it is forever.
Truly one of the greats.