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My Midnight

Steve Wynn

Release Date: 1999
My Midnight
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*** Physical CD temporarily out of stock ***


Steve Wynn describes it as a "once in a lifetime session. A rare situation where the best players convene on the right material in the right setting at the right time".


For five days last November Steve set up camp at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey with guitarist Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, Pullman), bass guitarist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, They Might Be Giants, Bob Mould), keyboardist Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs, Ronnie Spector) and drummer Linda Pitmon (Zuzu's Petals) and along with cooking tremendous meals for each other, watching late-night movies and trading tales from their various storied pasts the crew found time to lay down the 11 new tracks that became 'My Midnight.'



Co-producing the album with Steve Wynn was John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Patti Smith) who also was at the helm for Wynn's last album "Sweetness and Light".



"We literally lived at the studio" says Wynn. "Water Music has apartments right next door and there wasn't much in the way of food or nightlife in the neighborhood so we were all pretty much anchored to the music and to each other for five days."



"But it wasn't an inconvenience. Since everybody on the record plays in a dozen different bands and lives very busy lives this kind of isolation allowed us a chance to relax, focus on the music and get to know each other." He laughs, "It was almost like going to camp. Tony Maimone told me it was the most fun he ever had making a record and coming from someone who has made music for over 20 years that really meant a lot."



Steve concludes "When I hear this album I hear that rare and much-desired occurrence where each player is at the top of his game and communicating effortlessly with each other. It's the reason that all of us got into music and it sometimes takes a session like this to remind us of that possibility and that magic."


 


Featuring: Chris Brokaw, Linda Pitmon, Tony Maimone and Joe McGinty


Producer: John Agnello


Out takes of this disc appear on Pick of the Litter

Track Listing

Item 1: cd
# Track Title Play
1Nothing But The Shell Nothing But The Shell
2My Favorite Game My Favorite Game
3Cats And Dogs Cats And Dogs
4In Your Prime In Your Prime
5Mandy Breakdown Mandy Breakdown
6Lay Of The Land Lay Of The Land
7Out Of This World Out Of This World
8My Midnight My Midnight
9The Mask Of Shame The Mask Of Shame
10We've Been Hanging Out We've Been Hanging Out
11500 Girl Mornings 500 Girl Mornings

Album Press

  • Boston Phoenix

    Wynn may not have been born in the City, but he makes quintessentially
    New York music.more
    posted: 1999-03-01
  • Metro Active

    Brimming with wit, scratchy rhythms and nifty hooks, these tunes showcase Wynn's sure-handed approach to bash 'n' pop.more
    posted:
  • CMJ

    On his sixth solo album, Wynn broadens his both songwriting skill and maturity. more
    posted:
  • Sex and Guts Magazine

    For all its harsh, bleak imagery, MY MIDNIGHT somehow manages to be fun. With cellos, saxophones, and many crying violins, the album is a gently intoxicating work of art that suggests that Wynn is just going to keep getting better.
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  • TheStranger.com

    The fact that Wynn can sound so fresh and untamed on his 16th album is an accomplishment in itself. "Cats and Dogs" has a particularly magical keyboard fill, courtesy of Joe McGintymore
    posted: 1999-04-08
  • WestNet

    Without a doubt long time Wynn fans will thoroughly enjoy this CD, but Steve Wynn takes enough chances without losing his vision to make any fan of rock and roll want to play My Midnight again and again. more
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  • Groove.NO

    My Midnight is somewhat lighter in form than Melting In The Dark, but darker than Kerosene Man.more
    posted: 2000-12-19


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