Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (1990/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:21 minutes | 858 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Shortly before the early-1990s grunge boom hit, Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan was already blazing his own path with his solo debut, „The Winding Sheet“. Marking a considerable departure from the Trees' feedback-drenched neo-psychedelia, this spare collection of acoustic-leaning songs allows Lanegan to wander into darker, more unsettling territory, as revealed on the thrillingly bleak 'Mockingbirds' and the haunting title track. Not only do these subdued songs, co-written with guitarist Mike Johnson, allow Lanegan's deep, husky voice to hang in the air longer, they share a shadowy, nearly macabre sensibility with other revered artists such as Nick Cave and Tom Waits, giving the singer added appeal and mystique beyond the standard rock-frontman persona.

„The Winding Sheet“ is also notable for featuring the backing vocals of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain on the sinister 'Down in the Dark' and a cover of Leadbelly's desperate 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night,' the latter a track that Nirvana would perform on its „Unplugged In New York“ album. An underrated classic of the Pacific Northwest scene, this record established Lanegan as an intriguing and unpredictable artist in his own right, a reputation that he would make the most of in subsequent years.

Removing himself for a moment from the rowdy world of grunge, Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan put his best solo foot forward with a set of acoustic dirges. His menacing voice haunts each track as the blues come to life throughout the album. Capturing the melancholy mentality of the Pacific Northwest, his words descend like raindrops upon deep puddles of mud. The undeniable beauty of a song such as 'Ugly Sunday' obviously comes from reveling in the mire, something that Lanegan has been all too familiar with as a recovering addict. He finds a kindred spirit in Kurt Cobain as the two join forces to present 'Down in the Dark.' And his version of Leadbelly's 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' is as charged as ever with pent-up frustration and jealousy. An emotional journey through the pains of life, The Winding Sheet is an album that accurately expresses the candid underbelly of the grunge aesthetic.


01. Mockingbirds
02. Museum
03. Undertow
04. Ugly Sunday
05. Down In The Dark
06. Wild Flowers
07. Eyes Of A Child
08. The Winding Sheet
09. Woe
10. Ten Feet Tall
11. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
12. Juarez
13. I Love You Little Girl


Mark Lanegan - vocals, acoustic guitar (on tracks 6, 9, 13)
Kurt Cobain - electric guitar (on track 11), background vocal (on tracks 5, 11)
Krist Novoselic - bass (on track 11)
Jack Endino - bass (on tracks 1, 3 - 5, 10), second electric guitar (on track 5)
Mike Johnson - acoustic guitar (on tracks 1 - 4, 7 - 8, 10), electric guitar (on tracks 1, 3 - 5, 8, 10)
Mark Pickerel - drums (on tracks 1, 3 - 5, 11)
Steve Fisk - organ (on tracks 8, 12), piano (on tracks 1, 4)
Justin Williams - violin (on tracks 3, 7)

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-10-24 12:54:36

Analyzed: Mark Lanegan / The Winding Sheet

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.53 dB 2:30 01-Mockingbirds
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.19 dB 2:50 02-Museum
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.09 dB 2:52 03-Undertow
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.93 dB 3:56 04-Ugly Sunday
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.29 dB 3:21 05-Down In The Dark
DR11 -1.42 dB -15.40 dB 2:59 06-Wild Flowers
DR9 -0.10 dB -11.02 dB 4:01 07-Eyes Of A Child
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.00 dB 5:32 08-The Winding Sheet
DR11 -1.55 dB -16.48 dB 2:05 09-Woe
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.44 dB 2:50 10-Ten Feet Tall
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.66 dB 3:59 11-Where Did You Sleep Last Night
DR12 -1.44 dB -17.29 dB 1:21 12-Juarez

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2697 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Note: Track 13 is a 24bit/48khz encoded file.

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