Chris Stapleton – From A Room, Volume 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:22 minutes | 641 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Nashville
“From A Room: Volume 2” is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, released on December 1, 2017 through Mercury Nashville. Stapleton released From A Room: Volume 1 in May 2017, and confirmed the release of Volume 2 for later that year. Like its predecessor, the album takes its name from Nashville’s RCA Studio A, where the recording sessions took place. Robert Crawford of Rolling Stone described it as “lean and live-sounding” while “Stapleton’s voice remains as titanic ever, but on these nine tracks, he packs an equally sized punch as both picker and bandleader”.
His album Traveller was one of the best country discs of 2015. Over the years, Chris Stapleton has lent his songwriting to the whole of Nashville (but not only), signing hit after hit for Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley, and co-writing with Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow. The native of Kentucky no longer has much to prove in terms of songwriting… However getting behind the mic was a different matter and so his first solo album, that he decided to record at the age of 37, had to be up to scratch. And he was. Sure, between 2008 and 2010, Stapleton had led the SteelDrivers, a nice bluegrass group, but this time, it was time for him to write his own record, under his name and no one else… Traveller proved that Chris Stapleton possessed a truly gifted voice. From the ballads to the considerably more up-tempo tracks, he suits his songs from head to toe, sometimes even adding a touch of southern soul… Two years down the line, the songwriter delivers a very pretty suite of contemporary country, attached to a certain tradition while staying rooted to his time. After an impeccable first volume in May 2017 (From A Room: Volume 1), the second volume has been released this December (From A Room: Volume 2)! Captured in the lair of the famous RCA Studio A in Nashville where Elvis, Waylon Jennings and other legends hung out last century, this record brings out a more rootsy side from its author. Stapleton still sings divinely well, bawling like a wounded wolf when necessary, playing the southern soul lover if needs be, and rolling out small touches of sticky blues. In short, the bearded-man from Lexington slaloms perfectly between the very personal and the more commercial, giving birth along the dusty road to a record that is just as good as volume 1.
1-01. Chris Stapleton – Millionaire (03:30)
1-02. Chris Stapleton – Hard Livin’ (02:59)
1-03. Chris Stapleton – Scarecrow In The Garden (03:20)
1-04. Chris Stapleton – Nobody’s Lonely Tonight (03:26)
1-05. Chris Stapleton – Tryin’ To Untangle My Mind (03:14)
1-06. Chris Stapleton – A Simple Song (03:36)
1-07. Chris Stapleton – Midnight Train To Memphis (03:42)
1-08. Chris Stapleton – Drunkard’s Prayer (04:07)
1-09. Chris Stapleton – Friendship (04:25)