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Love is Hell Part 1&2. That would be first for me. The intensity, the beauty, the songwriting feels raw while the production is so spacey and ethereal. I am British and not so much into country but like Alt-country/indie (Wilco, Bright Eyes, The National etc) I appreciate that most fans grew with his early work Heartbreaker/Gold or Whiskey Town, but i came in half way through, He started delivering the metaphysical angst on ‘Fuck The Universe’ and ‘Love is Hell’. As for disc 1 aping Jeff Buckley, he does it much better than say Muse. When you listen to ‘Shadowlands’ you can picture the landscape of desolation, it is authentic, rather than formulaic on Jacksonville. Love ‘Dear John’ though with Nora Jones that is a prime cut. 29 seems narratively strong and Rock n’Roll is a fascinating detour, the lyrics are trashy but kind of cool.