A gritty ballad about a 1900 storm that wiped out Galveston, this is the most strained of the ballad with Sarah straining to be heard over her bother's drums, still it is pretty good.
Fast Paced World:
Sarah's attempt to match Rodney Crowell's The Outsider doesn't measure up to that lofty standard, but it is saved by the quirky arrangement.
Here is where the album get amazingly good, with Sarah alternately growling and pouting her way through a tongue in cheek lament about watching everyone else fall in love this season.
Adam's Three Step:
Tania's light and lilting fiddle tune that blends beautifully with the gypsy drums of Christian Dugas without ever quite losing its Celtic edge.
Toujous Voulior is a sultry, Edith Piaff style jazz song that floats along on he smokey tones of Sarah Dugas elegant vocal.
You Don't See It:
Sarah turns around, lightening the smolder of her voice to a soft vanila polish for the albums most commerical track, a song which saves itself from mediocrity with liberal use of Elizabeth's fiddle and Christian's drums.
Ships In High Transit:
The Duhks celebrate the birth of Scott Senior's with a rollicking cletic fiddle, banjo strum and latin drum throwdown.
Papa Senior returns in fine form for Magalenha, a salsa romp that shows off Sarah's third language and verstile interpretative skills.
Sleeping Is All I Wanna Do:
Sarah returns to her blues meets jazz roots with this lazy number that finds Tania soaring to new heights, playing melody lines normally reserved for instruments like trumpets or clarinets.
While Leonard has featured a call and response song on each of this albums, this is the first one he has written. This one is a bit cliche, but the sheer joyous abandon with which The Duhks perform it will put a smile on your face.
New Rigged Ship:
The Duhks always include a medley of tradional instrumental tune on their albums, hopefully to give the audience a taste of hoe much funt hey have jamming, and this one may be their best.
I See You:
This song finds Sarah again in the style of jazz from which she wrought the smokey Sleeping Is All I Wanna Do and This Fall, but this time she is all sweetness and light.
In your face Space Coyote!