Album Buying Guide


COMING IN 2015
 

BONUS RELEASE 2015
 
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Not sure which album to get?
Here's a little primer, to help you pick:

OWLS (Danny's Personal Rank: #1)
 
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST: FAVORITE SONGS:
Owls combines the more interesting complex writing of Parables & Primes, with the energetic production balance of Instead The Forest. So for that reason, it's the one that I feel the strongest about. And for those of you who likes the songs in their most unadorned form, you might also enjoy checking out the acoustic demo recordings.
- Cries Of Shadows
- Soon The Earth
- Guns & The Crazy Ones
- Paper Cranes
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INSTEAD THE FOREST ROSE TO SING (Danny's Personal Rank #2)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

In my opinion, this is the most enjoyable album to listen to. Not necessarily the deepest writing of all the albums, but the best flow and balance as a whole record. . . between heavy songs and light songs, fast and slow, challenging and accessible. I think it also features the most cohesive production quality.

- Better Off Broke
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Swing Me Down
-
Grampa Built Bridges
- Serpentine Cycle
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PARABLES & PRIMES (Danny's Personal Rank #3)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

In my opinion, Parables features the strongest writing of any of the albums. It's an extremely lyrically complex and challenging record. And the production sometimes takes a few slightly avant garde turns. Each song is treated a little bit cinematically, in that way. I think it's the most interesting, artistic, and ambitious of these albums.

- Stained Glass
- This Too Shall Pass
- Dark-Eyed Prince
- Happy All The Time
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FOR KEEPS (Danny's Personal Rank #4)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:
This album features me and Carrie together, swapping songs and perspectives back and forth. If you're a fan of the "Danny & Carrie together" show, than this is like buying half a record of each of ours. It's like neopolitan ice cream, except yummier and without strawberry.
- Company Of Friends
- Kiss Me Now
- Echo In The Hills
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MAN OF MANY MOONS (Danny's Personal Rank #5)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

In my opinion, this is the purest of the records. The orchestration is very sparse, and the songs themselves (and the vocal performances) are very much front and center. If you like the solo experience, then this might be the most enjoyable record for you. The songs on this record are also probably the most straightforward and accessible.

- Houses Sing
- Know Thy Place
-Ragtime Ragtime Blues
- Guilty By Association
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LITTLE GREY SHEEP (Danny's Personal Rank #6)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

In my opinion, there's just sort of a free and ragged energy to this record that people seem to like. It was produced in a very loose manner, and that comfortableness seems to have permeated the tracks, somehow. This album also features the lushest harmony vocals on any of the records. And some people like this album just simply cause it has Company Of Friends.

- Company Of Friends
- Leaves Are Burning
- Adios To Tejasito
- Cliff Song
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MAKE RIGHT THE TIME (Danny's Personal Rank #7)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

This is the most outward-looking record. I'd say "political" . . . but really, "outward-looking" is more accurate. It's represents a lot of reflection on the difficult 9/11 era. If what you like is thoughtful, conscious reflections about the very complex world of societal affairs, then this album will be right up your alley.

-Already Done
- Cleopatra
- Make Right The Time
- Sunny Days
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ENJOYING THE FALL (Danny's Personal Rank #8)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

If you're a fan of the fingerstyle guitar stuff, this album features the guitar picking more than any of the others, with songs like McCreary's Pipes and God's Love of Man. The album, in general, has a bit more of a country twang to it than the others. This was the first studio record, so the production value isn't as high as it gets on later records. But it's not bad production, just young production.

- McCreary's Pipes
- Blue Railroad Train
- God's Love Of Man
- Girlwhiskey
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LIVE AT THE PRISM COFFEEHOUSE (Danny's Personal Rank #9)
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE BEST:
FAVORITE SONGS:

The best and worst qualities of this record are one in the same. It was recorded about a year after I'd started playing out in public. So it has a rawness, a nervousness, a naivety. And the songs have an innocent charm about them. If you're a completist, and have all the other records, and like to see the rough edges of the early workings, then you would like this record. Otherwise, start elsewhere. (NOTE: There are no more CD prints of this album, anymore . . . but it is available for download through various outlets.)

- Waiting On Sassafras
- Canyon Walls
- The Donut Song
- Lucky
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