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A man of rare poetic honesty, Chris Whitley (1960-2005) maintained a resolute musical integrity throughout his career. His 12 albums, ranging from raw-boned to lush electro-, had the thread of intense emotion and constant invention running through them.

Whitley was born in Houston, Texas. Though relatively unknown to the mainstream, he worked with many top named musicians throughout his career. In 1991, U2/Peter Gabriel producer Daniel Lanois and his protégé, Malcolm Burn, recorded Whitley’s debut album Living With the Law (Malcolm Burn also produced 2005’s Soft Dangerous Shores).

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