Ciao My Shining Star
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||All for the Best||Thom Yorke||5:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ashamed of the Story I Told||The National||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Everything's Coming Undone||Michael Stipe||3:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Love's the Only Thing That Shuts Me Up||David Berkeley||1:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Backyard||Dinosaur Jr.||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Micon the Icon||Chris Harford and the Band of Changes||2:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bill Jocko||Frank Black||4:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Little Man||Vic Chesnutt||3:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ciao My Shining Star||Unbelievable Truth||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Have Patience||Butterflies of Love||4:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cookie Jar||Chris Collingwood||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Quiet One||Frank Turner||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In Pursuit of Your Happiness||Rocket from the Tombs||2:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wake Up Whispering||Ben Kweller||2:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Woke Up In the Mayflower||Josh Rouse||4:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Paradise||The Autumn Defense||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Happy Birthday Yesterday||Hayden||3:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||We're Not In Charleston Anymore||Juliana Hatfield||3:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sailors and Animals||Mercury Rev||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||She Watches Over Me||Elvis Perkins||1:44||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||A World Away From This One||Sean Watkins||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Mark Mulcahy is not a household name. He was the leader of the alternative rock band Miracle Legion and Polaris as well as the house band for the mid-‘90s TV series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Mulcahy’s wife died suddenly, leaving him with two daughters to raise and this tribute album was assembled to contribute funds. As you can see, Mulcahy had the respect of his more famous peers. Thom Yorke of Radiohead begins things with the naked and stirring “All for the Best.” Michael Stipe of R.E.M. offers up a dense musical wall for “Everything’s Coming Undone.” Dinosaur Jr. slows down “The Backyard” into a trudging ballad. Frank Black pounds out a near Bo Diddley beat for the electro-distorto version of “Bill Jocko.” But this expansive set also features some fine lesser-known talent who find the beauty in Mulcahy’s songwriting gift. David Berkeley brings horns and a gentle demeanor to “Love’s the Only Thing That Shuts Me Up.” Chris Harford and the Band of Changes add their illuminating harmonies to “Micon the Icon.”
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