18 Again: An Anthology

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923838425
  • Catalog Number: 8384
  • Sales rank: 154,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All I Want (3:53)
  2. 2 The Summer of My Wasted Youth (3:23)
  3. 3 Balls (3:14)
  4. 4 Cynically Yours (3:15)
  5. 5 Beer & Kisses (3:40)
  6. 6 20 Questions (3:17)
  7. 7 Keep It to Yourself (3:49)
  8. 8 Wait Til I Get You Home (3:21)
  9. 9 We're Stronger Than That (2:49)
  10. 10 Time for Me to Come Down (4:05)
  11. 11 Raising the Bar (3:01)
  12. 12 What I Need (3:54)
  13. 13 The Good Girls (3:25)
  14. 14 Knapsack (2:54)
  15. 15 Invisible (4:08)
  16. 16 Rode Hard (4:22)
  17. 17 If You Won't Hang Around (3:17)
  18. 18 Magicians (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Rigby Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Bill Lloyd Bass, Guitar, Vocals
John Wesley Harding Vocals
Elliot Easton Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, 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 Jr. Vocal Harmony
Steve Allen Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Bill Lloyd Engineer
Elliot Easton Producer
Sally Browder Engineer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Gene Holder Producer, Engineer
Mark Linett Engineer
Amy Rigby Producer
Elijah Shaw Engineer
Steve Allen Producer
Hank Williams Mastering
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