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VA - Through a Faraway Window - A Tribute to Jimmy Silva

VA - Through a Faraway Window - A Tribute to Jimmy Silva - 2010

The brilliant lyrics and jangling melodies of San Francisco Bay Area native Jimmy Silva are a superb fit for the often-abused tribute album format. Over the course of four luminous solo albums for PopLlama and East Side Digital, Silva would frequently step aside and let the lead-vocal spotlight fall upon singers as diverse as Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels or Bill Jedrzejewski or Kim Wonderley, both members of Silva's final band, the Goats. 

Jimmy Silva died tragically in Seattle in 1994 at the age of 42 from complications after contracting chicken pox. But his small legion of friends and admirers have never forgotten Silva and his sometimes stirring/often melancholy songs. Like New Testament disciples, they have banded together on From A Faraway Window (SteadyBoy) to celebrate the music their dear friend left behind. Rock journalist Jud Cost and Texas Music Hall of Famer Freddie Steady Krc along with ex-Goats Kim Wonderley and Eric Scott have rounded up selections from Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck of the Minus 5 (and R.E.M.), Jon Auer of the Posies, Roy Loney of the Flamin' Groovies, Freddie Steady Krc of Roky Erickson & the Explosives, Christy McWilson, the Jigsaw Seen, Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, the Young Fresh Fellows, John Wesley Harding and Chris Eckman of the Walkabouts in a technicolor, extra-large mural depicting the very best material from the haunting catalog of Jimmy Silva.

01. Intro/Carival Barker
02. Waking Up - Dennis Diken
03. All The Places - Sal Valentino
04. I've Got Time - The Flywheels
05. People Standing In A Line - The Minus 5
06. Need I Know - John Wesley Harding
07. Spontaneous Entertainment
08. Big House - Roy Loney
09. Man Of The Cloth - Christy McWilson
10. Doesn't Matter At All - Chris Eckman
11. I'll Never Go To Sea Again - Bill Rivers Trio
12. For The Love Of Land - Jim Krabetin
13. City Of Sisterly Love - Jon Auer
14. Tin Whistle And A Wooden Drum - Freddie Steady Krc
15. We Want The Empty Set
16. Fair Exchange - Young Fresh Fellow
17. Train Crossing - The Goats
18. May The Second - The Flywheels
19. Robot Man From The Void Of Space
20. St. Catherine's Statue - The Minus 5
21. Through A Faraway Window - Chris Eckman
22. The Branch - The Jigsaw Seen
23. Kate Of The Human Race - Young Fresh Fellows
24. Tell It To The Raven - Joey Kline
25. For The Masses - Jimmy Silva
26. Christmas Is Holy - John Wesley Harding
27. Grease The Wheel - Sal Valentino
28. A Fine And Private Place - Eddy Irvine
29. Jim Silva Ad


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