My Morning Jacket – Dondante (2005)

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retro_turntable_speckcase-p176835142239651308en7rr_216Taken from the album Z, released in 2005, “Dondante” is by far the most glorious song MMJ ever recorded. The moody jazzy drum section in the beginning with the barely audible guitar in the background, to Jim James haunting high pitched lyrics about his childhood friend who took his life and then to the sudden blast into a desperately intense, yet unexpected chorus, trailed by a massive guitar solo that keeps on going and going, driving into total bliss. At the end, accompanied by a chilling lonely saxophone, it all fades out into several seconds of still silence. We chose the live performance from Okonokos instead of the album version, its simply live music of the highest caliber. We would even go so far as to claim that this is one of the best live performances ever. Nuff said.

6 thoughts on “My Morning Jacket – Dondante (2005)

  1. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking a few minutes
    and actual effort to produce a really good article… but what can I say…
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