Hundred Miles or More: A Collection

Hundred Miles or More: A Collection

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by Alison Krauss

Like her 1995 double-platinum gem, Now That I've Found You, this 16-song triumph spotlights Alison Krauss's solo work outside of her estimable band, Union Station (although its members show up occasionally), including five new Krauss-produced cuts making their debut here. One of those, a cover of Don Williams's 1977 country chart-topper, "You're Just a Country…  See more details below


Like her 1995 double-platinum gem, Now That I've Found You, this 16-song triumph spotlights Alison Krauss's solo work outside of her estimable band, Union Station (although its members show up occasionally), including five new Krauss-produced cuts making their debut here. One of those, a cover of Don Williams's 1977 country chart-topper, "You're Just a Country Boy" (titled "I'm Just a Country Boy" in Williams's version) will level listeners right off the bat, launching the album in exquisite fashion. A tender, winsome ballad, it's keyed by Krauss's voice at its most haunting, gently caressing lyrics describing an inner wealth money can't buy, as an undercurrent of sighing strings supports her honey-smooth reading. The Union Station fellows (supplemented by the Abraham Laboriels, Jr. and Sr., on drums and bass, respectively) join in for an easy-gliding love song by Sarah Siskind, "Simple Love," another new track that qualifies as an instant classic. Also included are movie songs (notably Krauss's ethereal rendering of Sting's "You Will Be My Ain True Love," from Cold Mountain;) sides recorded for special projects such as the Chieftains' Down the Old Plank Road (the traditional Irish murder ballad "Molly Bàn") and the superb Louvin Brothers tribute album, Livin', Lovin', Losin' (a sweet, spare, beautifully harmonized duet with James Taylor on "How's the World Treating You"); and duets featured on other artists' albums, such as "Whiskey Lullaby," the wrenching account of an alcoholic's suicide that was one of the key tracks on Brad Paisley's Mud on the Tires. The most unlikely duets are two with '80s pop star John Waite, one a countrified take on his signature hit "Missing You," the other a feather-light new love ballad, "Lay Down Beside Me." Always aiming for the heart, Krauss hits it dead center every time.

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The title of Rounder's Alison Krauss compilation A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection is a bit misleading. While it does contain previously recorded material, it is not to be taken as a greatest-hits package; rather, the 16 tracks are compiled from Krauss' numerous collaborations, soundtrack appearances, and other non-Union Station gigs. That said, it's as solid a set of material as one could want from the multi-talented Krauss. As a voice for hire, there are few singers with her emotional range, a gift she lends easily to the Elvis Costello-penned "Scarlet Tide" from the Cold Mountain soundtrack. Award-winning duets with Brad Paisley ("Whiskey Lullaby") and James Taylor ("How's the World Treating You") -- the latter a Louvin Brothers cover -- as well as collaborations with the Chieftains ("Molly Bán") from the legendary Irish group's Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions) and Sting ("You Will Be My Ain True Love") make this anthology of oddities far from superfluous. A Hundred Miles or More also boasts five new cuts, including "You're Just a Country Boy," "Simple Love," the gorgeous "Jacob's Dream," "Away Down the River," and "Sawing on the Strings," the latter of which harkens back to early, more bluegrass-oriented Krauss.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alison Krauss   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Viola,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Norman Blake   Background Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Tony Rice   Guitar
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
David Schnaufer   Dulcimer
Sting   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
James Taylor   Vocals
John Waite   Bass,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Larry Atamanuik   Drums
Scott Baggett   Keyboards
Barry Bales   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Ron Block   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Buckingham   Dulcimer
Keith Ciancia   Piano
Jim Cox   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Guitar,Violin,Baritone Ukulele
Pat Enright   Background Vocals
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Shannon Forrest   Percussion,Drums
Kevin Grantt   Bass,Upright Bass
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Malone   Percussion
Greg Morrow   Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano,fender rhodes
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Tim O'Brien   Background Vocals
Maura O'Connell   Background Vocals
Andy Peake   Drums
Sam Phillips   Background Vocals
Adam Steffey   Mandola
Harry Stinson   Hand Drums
Martin Tillman   Cello
Dan Tyminski   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Patrick Warren   Harmonium
Cheryl White   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jeff White   Acoustic Guitar
Natalie MacMaster   Fiddle
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar
Gillian Welch   Background Vocals
Chris Carmichael   Violin,Cello,Viola
Dub Cornett   Background Vocals
David Rawlings   Background Vocals
Tony Creasman   Drums
Gordie Sampson   Guitar
Kenny Lewis   Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Mandolin
Bill Piburn   Classical Guitar
Tom Bukovac   Guitar
Brad Paisley   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Justin Williamson   Fiddle
Ben Sesar   Drums
Catherine Marx   Piano
Steve Buckingham   Mountain Dulcimer
James Taylor   Vocals
First Baptist Church Choir of White House, TN   Background Vocals
Porter McLister   Background Vocals
Matt Rollins   Piano
Matt Rollins   Piano
Keefus Ciancia   Piano
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Alison Krauss   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Anderson   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Elvis Costello   Composer
John Waite   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Gary Burr   Producer,Audio Production
Scott Baggett   Producer,Audio Production
Jim Bessman   Liner Notes
Ron Block   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer,Audio Production
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Carl Jackson   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Leonard   Composer
Jeffrey Lesser   Engineer
Paddy Moloney   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Michael Omartian   String Arrangements
Gary Paczosa   Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
John Pennell   Composer
Steve Short   Audio Production
Ned Washington   Composer
Jeff Wolpert   Engineer
Jon Randall   Composer
Julie Lee   Composer
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Frank Churchill   Composer
Gordie Sampson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Greg Kane   Engineer
Charles Sandford   Composer
Lewis Compton   Composer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Fred Lavery   Composer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer
Sarah Siskind   Composer
Henry Burnett   Composer
David Willis   Engineer
Lauri Eisenberg   Wardrobe Design
Brandon Bell   Audio Production
Marshall Barer   Composer

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not say what I don't like without listening first. I do not remember how I first heard this CD, but I have owned it for years and I would  recommend this CD to anyone who loves music.  It is a must have for your collection. This CD in my opinion should have won a Grammy as  well as Allison Krauss!
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glauver More than 1 year ago
These tracks form a more cohesive whole than one might expect. Alison's bluegrass fans will feel let down, but fans of her exquisite voice will be pleased. The John Waite duets are not that great, but most of the rest is Krauss at her melancholy, wistful best.With this collection and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising sand, she is pushing Emmylou Harris for the title of best alt-country female vocalist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have alway's loved alison krauss.she's rare find these's day's.a pure angel when she sing's . divine music I lisen for hour's.all her songs' are beautiful.pick this cd up soon. this is a must cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How do you improve on perfection? Alison Krauss found a way. Buy it, take it home,and weep at the beauty of those first 4 songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alison Krauss never disappoints, but even this singbird and gifted musician has outdone herself on this release!! What a superb mixture of old and new--the very best kind of a CD made!! I had never cared much for John Waite previously, but I find a new appreciation of his "Missing You" with Krauss' addition!! Krauss' gospel tracks will stir any listener's soul and her duets with Paisley "perhaps the very best to be found in the country genre!!" and Taylor are touching and define the very meaning of love and pain. Buy this one, put it in the Cd player, and sit back to discover a classic!! You shall be hearing it for years to come!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album gives long time fans all they could hope for..the selection of the new material is perfectly chosen...Alison has achieved , with this collection, a creative level that would be hard to match for any's obvious that she sets the bar very high, and that is what makes this album such a joy to listen to.The arrangement, the vocals, and instrumentation all fit like a glove.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any one who has lost a mate will fell the rush of comfort in the previously unreleased song 'Away Down the River.' I can't tell how many times that song has held me together. Allison and the song are truly surperb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have a couple of Alison Krauss' cd's and really enjoy her style and sound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Alison Krauss, but I found this collection a little sad and depressing. I think I prefer her upbeat bluegrass stuff.
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