This is the title of the album that the a Jigsaw are preparing since February 2005. This time there’s a very strong concept underlying the whole project. To express in few words what it’s about, one must only hear the chorus of the song that gives the album a title: “letters from the boatman, that I have kept”.
Each song is a letter that the Boatman has written which the a Jigsaw have kept. But it’s not a common Boatman: it’s true that it is he who crosses souls across the river, but he is not the inexorable statue that one thinks of: it’s a more human Boatman – or too human, with doubts, dreams and remorse. This is lyrically-wise.
In terms of the sound, the album expresses two sides of the band. In one side, one hears the influence of an older rock arises, still close to the folk and blues, but without sounding as if it were recorded in the era where this sound was born. In the other side, they reveal songs with a more intimate feel, where the acoustic guitar is the man at the helm.
A1. Lion´s Eye Louder A2. The Waltz Of Fear A3. You´re The One I Want The Most A4. New Man Waiting
A5. Blame A6. A River For A Wife A7. Letters From The Boatman B1. Return From Winter B2. My Kindness B3. With My Voice
B4. Life´s Like A Riverboat B5. To Whom Shall I Give My Blood? B6. Of Those Who Know You´re Right B7. Leave If You Can