18 Again: An Anthology

18 Again: An Anthology

by Amy Rigby
     
 

Exactly why an artist who has only made three albums (all of which are in print) and is still active in music should merit a career-spanning compilation is a question for great minds, but since a remarkably large amount of the world still hasn't gotten hip to the smarts, wit, and overall wonderfulness of Amy Rigby's music, 18 Again: An Anthology at least offers…  See more details below

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Exactly why an artist who has only made three albums (all of which are in print) and is still active in music should merit a career-spanning compilation is a question for great minds, but since a remarkably large amount of the world still hasn't gotten hip to the smarts, wit, and overall wonderfulness of Amy Rigby's music, 18 Again: An Anthology at least offers the benighted a splendid opportunity to discover what they've been missing in one convenient package. Drawing a roughly equal number of tracks from Rigby's three albums for Koch (Diary of a Mod Housewife, Middlescence, and The Sugar Tree) and tossing in an unreleased demo and one new song for completists, 18 Again: An Anthology is an admirably accurate portrait of the many moods of Amy Rigby -- justifiably angry ("20 Questions"), bitterly witty ("Cynically Yours"), coyly lustful ("Wait Til I Get You Home"), frustrated romantic ("Knapsack"), involved and not liking it ("We're Stronger Than That"), and single and not always thrilled about that either ("All I Want"). Rigby isn't the first woman to devote a large part of her songwriting repertoire to the travails of a single woman edging into middle age and coming to terms with the ups and downs of relationships, but while she knows how to play these situations for laughs, even Rigby's funniest songs never shrink from the passions, fears, and frustrations that are simple facts of life. In short, Rigby always comes across as a real person with a real life, which makes the superb craft of her work all the more powerful. If anyone painted a truer picture of the life of an over-40 single mom in America, its uncertain how many folks would have the courage to listen to it -- but Amy Rigby tells her tales with humor, intelligence, and great melodies, which makes her an underappreciated treasure among contemporary singer/songwriters. If you want to start dipping into her work, 18 Again: An Anthology is an excellent introduction.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923838425
catalogNumber:
8384
Rank:
150687

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Rigby   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bill Lloyd   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
John Wesley Harding   Vocals
Elliot Easton   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan   Acoustic Guitar
Tom Canning   Organ,Piano
Ken Coomer   Drums
Paul Griffith   Percussion
Don Heffington   Percussion,Drums
Greg Leisz   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Tony Maimone   Bass
Andy Paley   Background Vocals
Kayton Roberts   Lap Steel Guitar
Joy Lynn White   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ross Rice   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Vibes
Doug Wygal   Drums
Will Kimbrough   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jon Graboff   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Mickey Grimm   Drums
David Jacques   Horn
James Nixon   Vocals
Kelley Ryan   Background Vocals
Bobby Bare   Vocal Harmony
Steve Allen   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Lloyd   Engineer
Elliot Easton   Producer
Sally Browder   Engineer
Gene Holder   Producer,Engineer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Amy Rigby   Producer
Elijah Shaw   Engineer
Steve Allen   Producer

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