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Anthony Wilson - Frogtown

Anthony Wilson - Frogtown

Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Audio Consultation by Joe Harley

Double LP Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl

12" x 12" Insert Fold Out With Lyrics

Pressed at RTI; Gatefold Jacket

Label: Goat Hill Recordings

Your Price $75.00
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Frogtown, a new album of original instrumental and vocal songs, is guitarist Anthony Wilson's widest-ranging work to date, and his debut as a vocalist. Wilson enlisted Grammy-winning producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Ry Cooder), a longtime friend and musical colleague, to help him realize this collection of layered and personal sonic stories.

Album Overview

Anthony Wilson, best known as a jazz guitarist, has released an organic, occasionally “noir-ish”, sounding album on which he sets up and sings within cinematic musical landscapes, proving himself to be an equally compelling story teller. "Frogtown" is an area of Los Angeles, whose official name is "Elysian Valley". People live there but other than a lush stretch of the L.A. riverbed, there's not much there, which is how the people like it. The same can't be said of this record, which will have you wondering from where came this Anthony Wilson?

"Wilson doesn’t ease into this new role—he jumps: opening with “She Won’t Look Back”, which sounds conjured up by Angelo Badalamenti with direction by David Lynch.

"Not every musician can make convincing this kind of epic shift, but Wilson doesn’t force a note or vocal gesture unwinding a story that navigates skillfully from heartbreak to liberation...

"The first of the album’s four sides ends with “Your Footprint”, a dreamy, late afternoon-sounding drift down reverie that Wilson’s vocal nails. First play leaves you wondering where this Anthony Wilson has been hiding all of these years? If the goal was to establish a crossover foothold in Norah Jones’s musical territory, mission accomplished.

"That was my thought before reading in the credits that Jones collaborator Jesse Harris plays harmonica on one tune. Harris’s Wikipedia page says his music has been described as a “blend of folk, rock, jazz and world rhythms” and that pretty much sums up what this record offers. Also onboard here on various tracks: Petra Haden, Patrick Warren, Jim Keltner and on one track Charles Lloyd....

"Produced by Mike Elizondo, who also plays bass and synth bass, and engineered by Adam Hawkins at Can-Am Recorders, the album’s sound and the deftly drawn arrangements (for some reason uncredited) perfectly compliment Wilson’s dreamy, rural intentions (producer Joe Harley gets a “audio consultation” credit). The sound achieves a rare level of transparency, delicacy and three-dimensionality in today’s hard-edged audio world. Bernie Grundman cut lacquers from what I assume were high resolution files. I doubt you’ll ask yourself “why buy the vinyl?” after your first listen.

"While those familiar with Wilson’s previous recorded output will be stunned and perhaps left confused after the first play, I think even those with no Wilsonian perspective will be equally moved by the record’s musical and sonic beauty and especially by Wilson’s evocative vocalising. Who knew?

Album Features

  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Audio Consultation by Joe Harley
  • Double LP Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
  • 33 1/3 Speed
  • 12" x 12" Insert Fold Out With Lyrics
  • Pressed at RTI
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Label: Goat Hill Recordings

Track Selections

  • She Won't Look Back
  • Frogtown
  • Your Footprints
  • Occhi di Bambola
  • Silver and Flint
  • Our Affair
  • The Cares of a Family Man
  • Mopeds
  • Arcadia
  • The Geranium
  • Shabby Bird
  • I Saw It Through The Skylight
  • Downtown Abbey

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Frogtown
Artists Anthony Wilson
Music Genre Jazz
Record Speed 33.33 RPM
Record Weight 180 Gram
Record Type Double LP
Record Label Other
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $75.00


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