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  • michael hurley – land of lo fi – mississippi records

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    You could be sitting there wondering why Mississippi releases such a huge amount of records by Michael Hurley (this is our eighth). To put it as mildly as we can – Hurley is by and large one of the greatest song writers of all time and we consider it an important part of our mission to get the world aware of his awesome talent. Here we have Hurley’s latest batch of home recordings and believe me when I say they are some of his best songs ever. It’s unusual for a man 50 years into his recording career to come up with some of his greatest songs yet, but here ’tis. Hurley plays heart breakers solo with guitar and/or organ accompaniment, along with three tracks where he is joined by the beautiful voice of Jolie Holland. Some incredible new songs such as the eerie ‘Alligator in the Water,’ the poignant and all too true ‘Disaster at the Wheel,’ the utterly cosmic ‘Corridor,’ the near avant garde ‘Doin’ the Opossum,’ the stone cold intense ‘You Got to Die’ and on and on. True geniuses are hard to come by, so wake on up and give this record a long hard listen. If it doesn’t move you, then I don’t know what will.”