The Town and Miss Lorraine by Calexico is today’s Track of the Day.
It comes from Calexico’s latest album, The Thread That Keeps Us. I bought the album, on vinyl, a couple of weeks ago. And with the download came seven bonus tracks.
I’ve only really got into Calexico over the past couple of years, I loved their 2015 album, Edge of the Sun, particularly Falling from the Sky, which is still regularly on my playlist. And I’ve got their 2012 Algiers album in my collection, but nothing earlier than that.
There isn’t a duff track amongst the album’s 15 songs and seven bonus tracks, but the one that stands out for me is The Town and Miss Lorraine. I have to confess I’m not sure what The Town and Miss Lorraine is all about, but it evokes such imagery from the opening line “I found a book in a washed up ship” through to the “bad accident on the interstate” to the closing line “Watching Miss Lorraine
Smoking alone with the moon”.
It’s sung with a well mournful, longing voice and a simple backing, it reminds a little of a Jimmy Webb type composition, which is no bad thing!
And for some strange reason, it reminds me of Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance
Here’s a video of the band performing The Town and Miss Lorraine
Brilliant or what?
And that’s why The Town and Miss Lorraine by Calexico is my Track of the Day, I love it!