Staines, Bill / Second Million Miles, The
Album: Second Million Miles, The   Collection:General
Artist:Staines, Bill   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Red House Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-01-14 Pull Date: 2007-03-18
Week Ending: Mar 11 Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 04, 2011: That's Not Bluegrass
So Sang The River, Louisiana Storm
4. Jan 28, 2007: Sunny Side Up
Journey Home
2. Jan 01, 2009: Hangover Helper
The Philosopher's Song
5. Jan 21, 2007: Sunny Side Up
When I Hear The Music Play
3. Mar 04, 2007: Sunny Side Up
Autumn Waltz
6. Jan 18, 2007: Radio Experiment #1
Dear Friend

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-01-09
Folk music, gentle and old-fashioned, with a earnest mid-range male vocal. Mellow songs, full of that sentimental yearning, and painted with fairly slick production (as opposed to a DIY singer/ songwriter sound). Clean harmonies and lots of acoustic steel strings. This is a collection of remasters spanning 1989 to 2005. FCC clean.

1- Pleasant, catchy. Upbeat tempo.
2- Mid/slow
3- Midtempo, sad but soaring, w/electric guitar and strings
4- Duet w/fem.vocal, soft and midtempo
5- Pleasant storybook song; innocent wonder
6- Instrumental, slowish sweet violin/piano
7- Sad country heartbreak, midtempo
8- Upbeat, strong beat. Louisiana flood lyrics written in 1989
9- Gently rocking, gets a bit overdone
10- Classical-ish piano in folky time, plus string quartet
11- Fast-patter Western feel. "How-de-dow-de-diddle-um-day" chorus
12- Lightly dancing piano piece. Title refers to an old seaplane, named for the Inuit word for "one who flies."
13- Irish sounding, upbeat mid/fast but gentle
14- Strong upbeat folky, a tribute to big rivers
15- Midtempo, mellow, sad
16- Soft, fairly fast. Low-key and whimsical.
17- Cheesy synth ugh, otherwise slow/simple song

Track Listing
1. Dear Friend   9. Prairie In The Sky
2. The Philosopher's Song   10. When I Hear The Music Play
3. Journey Home   11. Leatherwing Bat
4. Child Of Mine   12. Song For Tingmissartoq
5. Four Little Sailors   13. Crossing The Water
6. Autumn Waltz   14. So Sang The River
7. Where Does The Love Go   15. Distances And Miles
8. Louisiana Storm   16. Little Brown Dog
  17. How Can I Keep From Singing