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Country, Americana
Full Skies Records
September 16, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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The prayers of roots-music fans will at long last be answered on Sept. 16, with the release of Memories & Moments, the second studio album from highly regarded writer/singer/multi-instrumentalists Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, released on their newly formed Full Skies imprint, a compound of O'Brien's Howdy Skies and Scott's Full Light labels.

Comprising five songs apiece from O'Brien and Scott plus one memorable collaboration in their timely "Turn Your Dirty Lights On," along with a pair of chestnuts from Hank Williams and George Jones and a spirited rendition of the John Prine classic "Paradise," with its author guesting on guitar and vocals, Memories & Moments is a face-to-face record by design.

"Our strength is playing in the moment," says Scott, "so if you record that way, with us across from each other, leaking into each other's mics, there's an immediacy to it that translates to the listener. That's our hope, anyway."
"We wanted to keep that intimate feeling," O'Brien adds. "It's rare that you can play with somebody who can respond and magnify like Darrell does. So except for the one track, this record is just the two of us reacting to one another, and it's a pretty good game of Ping-Pong. We end up doing stuff that neither of us would do on our own, and that's pretty cool."

Recorded in a proper studio this time, the new album took only three days to complete. It's almost entirely just the two of them, with nary an overdub, fix or comp. Scott, the de facto producer, claims his job was to "kick us in the ass to do this, set dates months in advance, and once we were in there, stay out of the way and let it happen.

Press Quotes

"these two tap straight into strings and harmony heaven."


" some of the finest back porch performances committed to tape."


"There is a wonderful live feel to this record, which combines folk, country and bluegrass. This is an excellent album but I have a feeling it be even better live as they will be really bouncing off each other"

Country Music People - Spencer Leigh (5*)

"But Tim and Darrell do something far trickier than making a satifying record. By touching the raw emotions underlying the traditional music they admire, they execute a call and response between the hardscrabble past and the anxious present, a field holler echoing across the ages."


"But it's really all about the voices: O'Brien low and earthy, Scott high and clear, they fit together like battered old jigsaw pieces"

Classic Rock Country

"highlights the duos expert string-bending and clearly passionate singing."


"You'll be hard pressed to add a more worthy album to your Americana collection this year."


"Poignant songcraft from unplugged Americana greats."


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Key Value
Catalogue number FS04799042
Barcode 0794504799040
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 54g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Time To Talk To Joseph 04:13
2. It All Comes Down To Love 03:29
3. Keep Your Dirty Lights On 03:26
4. Brother Wind 05:00
5. Memories And Moments 03:36
6. Paradise 04:52
7. Just One More 02:16
8. Fiddler Jones 05:01
9. The Well 03:23
10. Alone And Forsaken 04:05
11. You Don't Own Me 03:48
12. Angel's Blue Eyes 03:31
13. Free Again 04:30
14. On Life's Other Side 04:01