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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the best albums of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding,fabulous..there are no words to describe...

    this is a great album! every single album of hers is outstanding-each one is different..i like living with ghosts because it is raw and does not have a lot of studio influenced sounds ever since then patty has gotten more and more studio influenced sounds in her albums but still this is great and i dont know which is better this or flaming red -- 1000 kisses is good but very sappy but still incredible--OH YEAH! SHE IS NOT COUNTRY OR FOLK SHE IS A ROCKER THAT HAS INCREDIBLE SONGWRITING TALENT AND HAS THE BALLS TO SAY WHAT SHE FEELS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Remarkable Debut!

    Let me start by correcting a couple of popular misconceptions. First, Patty Griffin is not a folk artist. She's a rocker but this album happens to be just her and her acoustic guitar (mostly). Second, this isn't a 'minimalist' studio recording. This is a bunch of demo tapes that Patty recorded in her apartment. (If you listen very carefully to ''Let Him Fly'' you can hear sirens in the background. Her apartment was across the street from a hospital.) Fortunately, somebody at A&M had the good sense to say ''These sound good to me! Let's just go with this!'' (I'm not a music industry insider, I just happened to have heard her interviewed on ''The World Cafe'' and NPR's ''Weekend All Things Considered''.) Now that that's out of the way... I bought this CD when it first came out, in '96, and it's still my favorite (and I've got hundreds of CD's). Her second album ''Flaming Red'' is a close second. Everything about this recording is extraordinary. The songs, her voice, her performance, are all wonderful. The only reason I'm here is that I have to check occasionally to see if she's got another album yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    One of the very best albums of the 1990's. The songs here are stronger than the ones on her followup, Flaming Red. Emotional music, that is a great combination of topical and personal. I can't get the love song, Mad Mission, out of my head. Poor Man's House is very empathetic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PATTY GRIFFIN HITS A HOME RUN

    Patty Griffin has one of the most powerful and memorable voices I have ever heard. This CD has minimal clutter from the ''Nashville'' sound. The lyrics are soulful and direct. It's great travel music or just sitting back having beer or glass of wine. If you like Shawn Colvin, Nancy Griffith, or even Sheryl Crow you will be quite pleased with Patty Griffin. You will be blown away!

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