The Hill

Richard Buckner

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MRG356 | Release Date 2009

The Hill, released in 2000, is based on characters in Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. Originally recorded during a break in recording Devotion & Doubt, Buckner put the cassette tape in his glove compartment only to come across it four years later. Calexico's Joey Burnsand John Convertino provided the rhythm section with a strict "no drums or bass rule."

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Mrs. Merritt 01:00 $0.99 Buy
Play Tom Merritt 02:28 $0.99 Buy
Play Elmer Karr 01:37 $0.99 Buy
Play Ollie McGee 01:46 $0.99 Buy
Play Fletcher McGee 00:39 $0.99 Buy
Play Julia Miller 02:22 $0.99 Buy
Play Willard Fluke 01:00 $0.99 Buy
Play Elizabeth Childers 03:58 $0.99 Buy
Play A.D. Blood 01:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Oscar Hummel 03:04 $0.99 Buy
Play Nellie Clark 00:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Johnnie Sayre 03:04 $0.99 Buy
Play Dora Williams 00:37 $0.99 Buy
Play Reuben Pantier 03:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Emily Sparks 00:49 $0.99 Buy
Play Amanda Barker 02:55 $0.99 Buy
Play The Hill 01:22 $0.99 Buy
Play William + Emily 01:55 $0.99 Buy

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