A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
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 ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
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.
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661055520
  • Catalog Number: 610555
  • Sales rank: 21,322

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 Sr. Bass, Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Malone Percussion
Greg Morrow Drums
Gordon Mote Piano, fender rhodes
The 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 Jr. 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
Greg Calbi Mastering
Neal Cappellino Engineer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Carl Jackson Producer, Audio Production
Mark Leonard Composer
Jeffrey Lesser Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Paddy Moloney Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Michael Omartian String Arrangements
Gary Paczosa Engineer, Remixing, Audio Production
John Pennell Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Steve Short Audio Production
Ned Washington Composer
Jeff Wolpert Engineer
Jon Randall Composer
Julie Lee Composer
Leon Zervos Mastering
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
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
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
David Willis Engineer
Lauri Eisenberg Wardrobe Design
Hank Williams Mastering
Brandon Bell Audio Production
Marshall Barer Composer
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  • Posted May 12, 2011

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    Odds & Ends Make a Fine CD

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Melancholy

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    We saw Alison Krauss special on PBS and had to get the album.

    We have a couple of Alison Krauss' cd's and really enjoy her style and sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    At the right time

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding, Still Standing Out

    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 artist..it'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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love alison krauss angel voice

    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.

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