Glenn Jones
The Wanting
Thrill Jockey
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1A Snapshot of Mom, Scotland, 1957 8:03
2The Great Pacific Northwest 4:55
3The Great Swamp Way Rout 2:51
4Anchor Chain Blues 5:22
5Even to Win is to Fail 4:28
6My Charlotte Blue Notebook 5:18
7Menotomy River Blues 1:28
8Of Its Own Kind 7:25
9The Wanting 4:22
10Twenty-Three Years in Happy Valley, or Love Among the Chickenshit 2:03
11The Orca Grande Cement Factory at Victorville 17:47

Glenn Jones, a 30+ year devotee of the so-called “American Primitive” school of acoustic steel string guitarists, has been playing guitar since the age of 14. He formed Boston pysch-rock band, Cul de Sac, in 1989 and led it on its 20 year journey to nowhere, leaving nine albums in its wake, including collaborations with guitarist John Fahey and Can’s Damo Suzuki. Jones released This Is The Wind That Blows It Out, his first album of acoustic 6- and 12-string guitar instrumentals in 2004, and followed it with Against Which The Sea Continually Beats (2007) and Barbecue Bob In Fishtown (2009). All three albums were released on the Strange Attractors Audio House label. The Wanting, Glenn Jones’ first album for Thrill Jockey, was recorded in a fourth floor apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, overlooking the commuter train line. If you listen carefully to the record, you can occasionally hear trains going by in the background. Reuben Son recorded the album between December 12, 2010, and April 20, 2011. The Wanting was mixed and mastered by long time collaborator Matthew Azevedo. Simply put, The Wanting is a collection of original compositions for solo acoustic steel string guitar, six-string, 10-string and bottleneck, and 5-string open-back banjo.