Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci

Another Lonely Night In Brooklyn

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Great live LP by Gary Wilson (the world’s forgotten boy) with a cover photo makes him look like a dead ringer for the late Mike Kelley, back when Mike was a fake hippie.

Anyway, Gary shouldn’t need much of an introduction. If you don’t know him, you might well access one of the many other LPs of his we’ve done. But then again, Another Lonely Night in Brooklyn might be just the place to start your own little wagon rolling down the road of Gary Wilson fandom.

The tunes on this album are representative of the live set Gary’s been doing lately, with a heavy emphasis on tracks originally recorded around the time of his 1977 breakout LP, You Think You Really Know Me. What lifts things to a higher-than-usual level is the lovely musical backing provided by Tredici Bacci. This New York City unit formed to perform classic-era faux Italian film music, but they really find their own special place as Gary’s backing group.

Wilson’s best songs of longing and loss have always been built around strong narrative centers as much as melodies, but Tredici Bacci’s expansive accompaniment manages to give these narratives a width that is positively cinematic. And I’m not trying to put down Gary’s other backing bands or anything, but I think anyone who’s familiar with Wilson’s work will have a similar response. The songs are not re-cast, but they feel a lot less compressed now, and this open-ness give them a universality they didn’t always have.

No one would ever dare suggest that Wilson isn’t a weirdo of the first order, but the sound of this album (and the jocularity of Gary’s on stage raps) might well bring him to a whole new audience.

Let the era of Wilson-Mania begin.

* Text by Byron Coley, 2017

Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci: Another Lonely Night In Brooklyn

Intro Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
New York Surf Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
You Keep On Looking Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
6.4 = Make Out Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
When You Walk Into My Dreams Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
A Very Small Town Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
Linda Wants To Be Alone Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
Gary Saw Linda Last Night Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
I Wanna Loose Control Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
Newark Valley Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
You Think You Really Know Me Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
Chromium Bitch Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
When I Spoke Of Love Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci
Forgotten Lover's Ending (Fanfare) Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci

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