Kiss in Time

A Kiss in Time

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by Patty Griffin
     
 
Patty Griffin's first live outing is a fine, poetic, flesh and blood example of what a live recording should be. This is as undressed as it gets; a fine record of a truly magical show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nash Vegas; a fitting end to a tour that began with the hope of getting a new record on a new label across. The end result is one of those recordings

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Patty Griffin's first live outing is a fine, poetic, flesh and blood example of what a live recording should be. This is as undressed as it gets; a fine record of a truly magical show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nash Vegas; a fitting end to a tour that began with the hope of getting a new record on a new label across. The end result is one of those recordings where the singer becomes her songs. Her guests, including Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris, John Deaderick, and Jay Joyce all end up as parts and parcels in the songs, rather than as personalities helping to interpret them. The world woven from Griffin's three studio recordings, combined with the energy coming from audience, and the stage itself, make for one of the most engaging, warm, and poetic listening experiences issued in a decade, and one of the best live outings on record. The package includes a DVD with videos for the songs "Rain" and "Chief," and a slice of life documentary of life on the road during a memorable year. Griffin's delivery on "Christina," is nervous, grainy, full of the heartbreak of her subject (Christina Onassis), "Rain" offers an acceptance and resignation of a soul in flux and pain which refuses to yield its desire to transcend. And on it goes, into the night with warmth abounding, and a heart opening, like Frida Kahlo's: revealing everything in the moment. in the safety of camaraderie. and the in the naked light of song itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
Ato Records
UPC:
0791022151527
catalogNumber:
21515
Rank:
55433

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A Kiss in Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been an avid listener of Patty Griffin's music since I was introduced to her amazing voice on an Ellis Paul CD. I'm wowed by all of her music. She's created both plugged and unplugged masterpieces that show off her range and songwriting capabilities. She crafts her songs and sings with true beauty and intensity. A Kiss in Time captures the essense of her other recordings and brings them to a new level in front of a live audience, despite her self-described nerves at this Nashville show. I didn't think a Patty Griffin CD could get any better than what she's created with her studio releases and then I heard this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago