(2009) Mercy

Rocco Deluca And The Burden

... read moreWith a slinky twin slide (both steel and dobro) sound, Los Angelean Rocco DeLuca and his backing band, the Burden, deliver something of a miracle on their sophomore release MERCY: a new reading on the blues. Daniel Lanois's experimental production makes shifting quicksand of DeLuca's songs, an...

48′:27″ 11 Songs

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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Mercy (Album Version)
4:25
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
I Trust You To Kill Me (Album Version)
4:09
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
The Painting (Album Version)
4:47
4
Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Open Pages
4:02
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Nightingale (Album Version)
3:38
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Save Yourself (Clean Version)
3:04
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Any Man (Album Version)
3:11
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Lilja (Album Version)
5:13
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Bright Lights (Losing Control) (Album Version)
5:41
10
Rocco Deluca And The Burden
Junky Valentine (Album Version)
5:36
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Rocco Deluca And The Burden
When You Learn To Sing (Album Version)
4:41
Released 01 January 2009, ℗ 2009 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

With a slinky twin slide (both steel and dobro) sound, Los Angelean Rocco DeLuca and his backing band, the Burden, deliver something of a miracle on their sophomore release MERCY: a new reading on the blues. Daniel Lanois's experimental production makes shifting quicksand of DeLuca's songs, an eclectic panoply of blues corkers such as "I Trust You to Kill Me" and equally emotive balladry like "Open Pages." Released on Ironworks--courtesy of 24 star and label-owner Kiefer Sutherland--MERCY finds its centerpiece with DeLuca's voice, a powerful instrument that can swing from a smoldering is-that-really-a-man falsetto to a gut-bucket growl--and sometimes in the same song (like the standout, "Save Yourself").