Iron and Wine still solid on latest album

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“Ghost on Ghost” released Tuesday, April 16 is the fifth and absolutely best Iron and Wine album to date. Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, performing under the moniker Iron and Wine, has progressed as a songwriter since his first release in 2002. This just bursts with golden tones and exquisite songwriting.

Produced by Brian Deck, “Ghost on Ghost,” incorporates elegant jazz and vocal arrangements that complement Beam’s remarkable songwriting. Beam is like a modern Nick Drake in his musical versatility. The 12-track album released on Nonesuch Records is warmly nostalgic yet modern, and is already in contention for my favorite album of the year.

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