So Runs the World Away

So Runs the World Away

Music CD - 2010
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Josh Ritter was named one the 100 Greatest Living Singer Songwriters by Paste Magazine in 2006. This sixth studio album reflects the personal changes that have occurred in his life recently.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Pytheas Recordings : Redeye Distribution, [2010]
Branch Call Number: CD Rock/Pop Ritter
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet

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TSCPL_KyleM May 13, 2016

Josh's magical storytelling on display: a mummy/archeologist love affair, a dream of floating through time and space, and a ill-fated? trip to the very edge of world. All masterfully crafted. (Favs: Lark, Lantern, Folk Bloodbath)

JCLHelenH Mar 07, 2013

Don't miss Josh Ritter with Martin Sexton at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS on April 21, 2013.

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Jul 09, 2011

A stunning work. That's all I can say. I don't know how Josh does it.

sit_walk May 17, 2010

A day that finds a new Josh Ritter in the mailbox is a fine day indeed. Mr. Ritter has, over the course of eleven years and seven records, released some pretty fine songs into the musical stratosphere. He has shared stages with Ron Sexsmith and in some respects he occupies a similar space in our musical culture: the craftsman who transcends musical genre in his quest for a good song. So Runs The World Away is a classic Ritter outing in that respect; some songs tend more towards folk, some towards pop, and yet others have more of a rock or blues flavour. But regardless, they’re all beauties: “The Curse” is a heartbreaking piano waltz, “Folk Bloodbath” takes Mississippi John Hurt’s “Louis Collins” and interweaves it with the stories of Stagger Lee and Little Delia to glorious effect, and “Lark” bears the indelible imprint of Graceland-era Paul Simon (no small feat!) It’s all wonderful stuff and you can expect to see any number of these songs picked up by other artists over the next few years. Just remember that Josh Ritter wrote ‘em first.

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TSCPL_KyleM May 13, 2016

"He holds back a sigh as she touches his arm
She dusts off the bed where ‘til now he’s been sleeping
And under miles of stone, the dried fig of his heart
Under scarab and bone starts back to its beating" - The Curse

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