Bob Dylan & The Band ‎– The Basement Tapes VG+/VG

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“The Good Son” is an album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on April 17, 1990. This album marked a significant departure from the darker, more intense sound of the band’s earlier work, particularly the previous album “Tender Prey.” Influenced by Nick Cave’s stay in São Paulo, Brazil, and his exposure to South American music, “The Good Son” showcases a softer, more introspective side of Cave’s songwriting.

The album opens with “Foi Na Cruz,” a song that immediately sets the tone with its blend of religious themes and a softer musical arrangement, featuring elements of Brazilian music. The title track, “The Good Son,” continues this gentler approach, weaving a narrative that is both personal and allegorical.

One of the standout tracks, “The Ship Song,” is often regarded as one of Nick Cave’s most beautiful and enduring compositions. Its romantic and poetic lyrics, combined with a lush, melodic arrangement, make it a highlight of the album and a favorite among fans.

“The Weeping Song,” a duet between Cave and then-Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld, is another notable track. Its dramatic, call-and-response structure provides a theatrical and emotional intensity that contrasts with the overall softer tone of the album.

Lyrically, “The Good Son” sees Cave moving away from the graphic and violent imagery of his past work, instead focusing on themes of love, redemption, and human frailty. His songwriting is introspective and personal, yet still imbued with the literary quality for which he is known.

Musically, the album combines the traditional Bad Seeds sound with a variety of influences, including gospel, classical, and Brazilian music. This blend creates a rich, layered backdrop for Cave’s storytelling.

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Scratch on side 3 but does not affect playback. Ring ware damage on rear of cover.

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