The first track on the cd, the namesake of the album starts off with an ominous drum beat as the rest of the band comes in with Willy Braun's lyrics. The lyrics tell the story of what it is like to love a man always on the road from both sides of the relationship. The first release from Long Night to the radio world is The Long Goodbye. This has been in regular rotation on KNBT lately. A track that I instantly liked but also one that continues to grow on me the more I hear it. With the steel guitar hook at the beginning and throughout the track, it had me at hello. It is the tale of love gone bad and finally being able to walk away. Irish Goodbye sets a perfect picture for this story song, with the melancholy sounds of the fiddle mixed with the angst of the lyrics. Other standouts include The Only Home I've Ever Known, The Girl I Knew, Idaho, and Be My Friend. Which I think might be the first song that I have heard that discusses the warped world of social media. Essentially asking us to live our lives in the real world instead of the over dramatized lives portrayed in the world of Facebook.
Long Night Moon fits in nicely with the other albums from Reckless. With a theme of travel it is another well rounded disk from the boys. Well worth purchasing the whole cd. Long Night Moon will be in stores September 3rd.