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  1. Can You Hear Me
  2. Same Scar
  3. Wide Open World
  4. Go to Hell (With Me)
  5. In My Neighborhood
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  1. Can You Hear Me
  2. Same Scar
  3. Wide Open World
  4. Go to Hell (With Me)
  5. In My Neighborhood
  6. Intermission
  7. Walter Whitman
  8. Love Is a Shark
  9. Build Me a Crown
  10. The Man Who Could
  11. Turnaround
  12. Turnaround
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On his third solo album, John Common co-bills a backup band, Blinding Flashes of Light, that turns out to be a folk-pop chamber group including a cello (Wesley Michaels) and accordion (Scott McCormick), as well as a female harmony singer (Jess Denicola) to shadow his phlegm-filled tenor. They play arrangements of his songs that have a European Gypsy feel and add a certain humor to his world-weary themes. Common is "scared and pleading, barely breathing," he notes in the opening song, "Can You Hear Me." But he sometimes has ...

Beautiful Empty 2011, Free School Records

UPC: 029817997525

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