Every Bonnie “Prince” Billy release should be welcomed from the roof tops, and so it is with the release of his 100th album, ‘Lie Down In The Light’. As the title suggests, the album finds Will Oldham (for it is he) in a ‘bonnie’ mood, most songs peppered with lilting harmonies and the odd sprinkling of slide guitar. If I had a wooden porch I’d take a rocking chair out onto it, put this album on and and tap my foot while rocking back and forth. There are of course a few ventures into the dark territory but it wouldn’t be a Bonnie “Prince” Billy album if there weren’t some shadows lurking around.
Here’s the front cover. I like the drawing, it reminds me of He-Man for some reason.