Dotted Line [LP]

Dotted Line [LP]

by Nickel Creek
     
 

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A Nickel Creek reunion was perhaps inevitable. Neither Sara Watkins nor Sean Watkins ceased performing together during their seven-year hiatus and while Chris Thile saw some success with the Punch Brothers, the pull of a 25th anniversary reunion was too strong to resist. To

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A Nickel Creek reunion was perhaps inevitable. Neither Sara Watkins nor Sean Watkins ceased performing together during their seven-year hiatus and while Chris Thile saw some success with the Punch Brothers, the pull of a 25th anniversary reunion was too strong to resist. To accompany a 2014 tour, the trio recorded the new album A Dotted Line, a record that adhered to the group's traditions so much they wound up whittling away most of their progressive leanings. Nickel Creek still has an ear for interesting covers -- here, they pick Mother Mother's "Hayloft" and Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" -- but the instrumentation on this brief ten-song collection focuses on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. It's a far cry from the eclectic, electric adventures on Sara Watkins' solo records but the music feels alive and nimble and the originals -- which are primarily group collaborations, although Thile wrote the instrumental "Elsie" and Sean wrote the plaintive "21st of May" -- are uniformly solid. If there isn't much spark, there is a surplus of warmth; the trio is comfortable and relaxed, and it's hard not to succumb to such friendly, familiar vibes. [Dotted Line was also released on vinyl.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2014
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597955989
catalogNumber:
541944
Rank:
27803

Tracks

  1. Rest of My Life
  2. Destination
  3. Elsie
  4. Christmas Eve
  5. Hayloft
  6. 21st of May
  7. Love of Mine
  8. Elephant in the Corn
  9. You Don't Know What's Going On
  10. Where Is Love Now

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