Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Willie Nile - Beautiful Wreck Of The World

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Beautiful Wreck Of The World

Willie Nile

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Rock singer/songwriter Willie Nile made two albums for Arista Records in the early '80s that charted briefly; he bounced around a bit and made one more LP for Columbia in the early '90s. Eight years then passed, and Beautiful Wreck of the World was his fourth studio album, made for his own River House label. For the most part, he isn't interested in discussing his manhandling by the major labels here, but the subject does seem to come up on the title song, a contrarian vision of things turning topsy-turvy in which, among other unlikely occurrences, "MTV rock and rollers will lose their hair," the singer will make love to Jennifer Lopez, "And Madonna Ciccone will put on her pants." One can hear Nile's frustration of the ‘80s at trying to make it as a serious singer/songwriter in a business environment that rewarded hair metal bands and professional sluts. His admiration, on the other hand, is reserved for the likes of his peer Jeff Buckley, to whom the ballad "On the Road to Calvary" is dedicated. Nile's is a musical vision deriving from mid-‘60s Bob Dylan, in which a poet takes up an electric guitar and writes catchy, guitar-driven rock & roll songs full of wordy, poetic lyrics to be sung in a whiny nasal tenor. That's Nile in spades, and in the songs on Beautiful Wreck of the World he mostly pursues his poetic vision, which is alternately humorous, apocalyptic, and humorously apocalyptic, except when he slows down for the occasional song of lost love such as "The Man Who Used to Be." Nearly 20 years after he caught the eye of record executives who were hoping for a New Dylan (or at least another Tom Petty), he still sounded like a contender here, even if he was probably too old for another shot, even if he wanted it. ~ William Ruhlmann

More info

Beautiful Wreck Of The World

Willie Nile

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
You Gotta Be A Buddha (In A Place Like This) 00:04:13

Willie Nile, Composer, MainArtist - Marc Blatte, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

2
Black Magic And White Lies 00:04:01

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

3
Bread Alone 00:05:51

Rick Chertoff, Composer - Willie Nile, Composer, MainArtist - Tony Clarkin, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

4
Every Time The World Turns Around 00:03:18

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

5
History 101 00:03:51

Willie Nile, Composer, MainArtist

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

6
The Man Who Used To Be 00:03:13

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

7
Beautiful Wreck Of The World 00:04:58

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

8
Brain Damage 00:04:29

Willie Nile, Composer, MainArtist

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

9
The Black Parade 00:04:42

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

10
Oatmeal Box 00:04:00

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

11
Somewhere It's Raining 00:03:20

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

12
On The Road To Calvary 00:05:55

Willie Nile, MainArtist

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

13
Tiorunda Surprise 00:05:15

Willie Nile, MainArtist

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

14
Help Me Say I Love You (Demo) 00:03:34

Willie Nile, MainArtist - Frankie Lee, Composer - Wille Nile, Composer

2019 River House Records 2019 River House Records

Album Description

Rock singer/songwriter Willie Nile made two albums for Arista Records in the early '80s that charted briefly; he bounced around a bit and made one more LP for Columbia in the early '90s. Eight years then passed, and Beautiful Wreck of the World was his fourth studio album, made for his own River House label. For the most part, he isn't interested in discussing his manhandling by the major labels here, but the subject does seem to come up on the title song, a contrarian vision of things turning topsy-turvy in which, among other unlikely occurrences, "MTV rock and rollers will lose their hair," the singer will make love to Jennifer Lopez, "And Madonna Ciccone will put on her pants." One can hear Nile's frustration of the ‘80s at trying to make it as a serious singer/songwriter in a business environment that rewarded hair metal bands and professional sluts. His admiration, on the other hand, is reserved for the likes of his peer Jeff Buckley, to whom the ballad "On the Road to Calvary" is dedicated. Nile's is a musical vision deriving from mid-‘60s Bob Dylan, in which a poet takes up an electric guitar and writes catchy, guitar-driven rock & roll songs full of wordy, poetic lyrics to be sung in a whiny nasal tenor. That's Nile in spades, and in the songs on Beautiful Wreck of the World he mostly pursues his poetic vision, which is alternately humorous, apocalyptic, and humorously apocalyptic, except when he slows down for the occasional song of lost love such as "The Man Who Used to Be." Nearly 20 years after he caught the eye of record executives who were hoping for a New Dylan (or at least another Tom Petty), he still sounded like a contender here, even if he was probably too old for another shot, even if he wanted it. ~ William Ruhlmann

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
In The Wee Small Hours Frank Sinatra
Who's Next The Who
Tommy The Who
Quadrophenia The Who
More on Qobuz
By Willie Nile
You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Nils Frahm, An Atypical Piano Master

Hailed by critics of classical music as well as amateurs of electronic experiences, Nils Frahm’s talent has managed to get everyone to agree for the last ten years. Whether he plays on a church organ or a synthesiser fitted with effect pedals, the German pianist is always looking forward, and that’s what makes him so appealing.

Tuareg Blues: The Rock Oasis

Since the Tuareg group Tinariwen released their first official album in 2002, entitled “The Radio Tisdas Sessions”, their guitar-soaked electric music has become a category of rock - one that is recognised and respected from Bamako to Los Angeles. This international success has allowed many musicians from the Sahara to get their music heard. And Western rockers have often been attracted to this poetic music emanating from the sand dunes and rocky expanses.

New Order: From Darkness to Dance-floor

How does one Mancunian group move from perhaps the gloomiest band of the punk era to a master of the dance-floor? In the early eighties, straight out of Joy Division’s ashes, New Order marked one of the first successful unions of rock’n’roll and dance music. A perfect soundtrack for a morose, Thatcherite England.

In the news...