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Various Artists, Through A Faraway Window: A Tribute to Jimmy Silva

Once upon a time, in the post-New Wave power pop eighties, a Seattle songwriter named Jimmy Silva made his way to the Bay-area where his hook-heavy tunes would soon inspire every jangly combo on the West Coast. Critic’s darlings The Young Fresh Fellows even recorded some of Silva’s nuggets. In turn, YFF’s Scott McCaughey contributed songs to Silva’s solo recordings before Silva’s untimely death at 42 in 1994. McCaughey went on to work with REM and to form the Minus 5, but he never forgot his friend’s songs. Neither did SteadyBoy Records owner and Texas power popper, Freddie Steady Krc, who has gathered Silva’s fans and friends for Through a Faraway Window: A Tribute to Jimmy Silva. The collection includes Freddie Steady, Scott McCaughey, The Beau Brummel’s Sal Valentino, The Posies’ Jon Auer, Roy Loney, John Wesley Harding and other Silva admirers. Look through this faraway window and you’ll hear the songs Jimmy left behind.