Friday, 8 November 2013


Curtains is the ninth solo album by John Frusciante, released on February 1, 2005 on Record Collection. The album is primarily an acoustic album, in contrast to his previous work, recorded at his Hollywood Hills home. According to Frusciante, the album was recorded in his living room: "It was just me sitting on a pillow, on my living room floor, with my back leaning against the couch." The album features contributions from Autolux drummer Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken Wild, and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López, with Frusciante noting, "Carla from the band Autolux plays drums. I loved having a feminine energy. My friend Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta played some guitar. He and I do these solos together where we're using the same amp at the same time." A video made in Frusciante's house was released for "The Past Recedes" (click here to watch). *The solo in the recording is played on his 12 string acoustic in the authentic version. However in the music video the filmmakers did not want him to change guitars in the middle.

The vinyl edition of the record saw a repressing from Record Collection on December 11, 2012. These reissued records are 180 gram and come with a download of choice between MP3 and WAV formats of the album.

All songs written by John Frusciante.
  1. "The Past Recedes" – 3:53
  2. "Lever Pulled" – 2:22
  3. "Anne" – 3:35
  4. "The Real" – 3:06
  5. "A Name" – 2:03
  6. "Control" – 4:29
  7. "Your Warning" – 3:33
  8. "Hope" – 1:56
  9. "Ascension" – 2:52
  10. "Time Tonight" – 3:12
  11. "Leap Your Bar" – 2:36

In my opinion, this is the greatest album ever. Have a good night and enjoy - headphones on!

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