Little Dark Mansion
The Harvest Ministers
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||Forfeit Trials||The Harvest Ministers||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Dark Mansion||The Harvest Ministers||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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||I Gotta Lie Down||The Harvest Ministers||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fictitious Christmas||The Harvest Ministers||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A River Wedding||The Harvest Ministers||3:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rug||The Harvest Ministers||1:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When You Have a Faint Heart||The Harvest Ministers||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Hang from a Great Big Oak||The Harvest Ministers||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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||Don't You Ever||The Harvest Ministers||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
With its lamenting vocals, near-invisible guitars, and crawling violins and harmonicas, it wouldn't be out of line to play through Little Dark Mansion and immediately picture the shy, pencil-drawn world of Americana. The Harvest Ministers, essentially a front for Will Merriman's traditional insecurities, are a folk band, evidenced by the derailed emotion and the small-town imagery of the genre, but told from a troubled Irish country music perspective. What works is that there's a pop undercurrent to the material rather than the expected twice-bitten edge of blues; Geradette Bailey appears in "I Gotta Lie Down" and "Don't You Ever," and her added harmonies give the music color and shape, a soft structuralist touch that the album sometimes lacks.
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Formed: 1987 in Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: '90s