And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Holly Near has made a career out of speaking out, so calling her collection And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection seems an apt one. In the tradition of the '60s protest singer, Near has never been shy about wearing her liberal beliefs on her shirt sleeve. Although some of the material dates back to the '70s, most of it has been recorded within the last 20 years or so. The first disc is made up of studio tracks from earlier Near albums, including 2000's Edge, 1989's Sky Dances, and 1981's Fire in the Rain; the second disc consists mostly of live tracks featuring a number of guests like Mercedes Sosa and Ronnie Gilbert. Near's songs and lyrics read like a list of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Holly Near has made a career out of speaking out, so calling her collection And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection seems an apt one. In the tradition of the '60s protest singer, Near has never been shy about wearing her liberal beliefs on her shirt sleeve. Although some of the material dates back to the '70s, most of it has been recorded within the last 20 years or so. The first disc is made up of studio tracks from earlier Near albums, including 2000's Edge, 1989's Sky Dances, and 1981's Fire in the Rain; the second disc consists mostly of live tracks featuring a number of guests like Mercedes Sosa and Ronnie Gilbert. Near's songs and lyrics read like a list of left-leaning political causes from the past 20 years, covering everything from nuclear fallout "Ain't No Where You Can Run" to war "Foolish Notion" to workers without work "I Got Trouble". Although one can never doubt Near's commitment, the arrangements on many of these songs sound dated and occasionally bombastic. The political causes, likewise, sometimes seem like yesterday's news. Nonetheless, longtime fans, aware of Near's politics and style, will be glad to have all of these tracks gathered on And Still We Sing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2002
  • Label: Calico Tracks Music
  • UPC: 646506000528
  • Catalog Number: 5
  • Sales rank: 200,633

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Holly Near Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Manring Bass
Linda Tillery Background Vocals
Melissa Etheridge Guitar
Robben Ford Electric Guitar
Mary Watkins Conductor, Vibes
Evie Sands Acoustic Guitar
Ray Obiedo Acoustic Guitar
Mercedes Sosa Vocals
John Bucchino Piano, Choir, Chorus
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Oscar Alem Bass
Osvaldo Avena Percussion
Carrie Barton Bass
Joey Blake Background Vocals
Jennifer Condos Fretless Bass Guitar
Sheila Escovedo Percussion
Beth Fitchet Background Vocals
Ronnie Gilbert Vocals
Bob Glaub Bass
Mark Goldenberg Electric Guitar
Tris Imboden Drums
Jeff Langley Piano
Eric Lowen Guitar
Jan Martinelli Bass
George Merrill Keyboards
Rob Moitoza Bass
Derek Nakamoto fender rhodes
Sapphron Obois Horn
John Pierce Electric Bass
Simeon Pillich Bass
Stephen Powers Choir, Chorus
Jackeline Rago Percussion
Vicki Randle Background Vocals
Poppi Spatocco Keyboards
Guy Thomas Background Vocals
Chris Trujillo Chinese Drums
Bernice Brooks Drums
Sarah T. Cline Horn
Bonnie Johnson Drums
Susan Laraine Horn
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Nydia Mata Bongos
Annette Aguilar Conga
Cam Davis Drums
Andrea Weltman Choir, Chorus
Rita Martinson Choir, Chorus
Nobuko Miyamoto Choir, Chorus
Brian Lane Green Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Steve Wood Keyboards, Background Vocals
Janelle Burdell Drums
Andre dos Santos Morgan Background Vocals
Nicolás "Colacho" Brizuela Guitar
Technical Credits
Holly Near Arranger, Producer
Jeff Lynne Composer
Steve Morse Composer
Carly Simon Composer
Mary Watkins Horn Arrangements
Robin Gibb Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Evie Sands Producer
Steve Walsh Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
John Bucchino Arranger
Maurice Gibb Composer
Chris Hayes Composer
Leslie Ann Jones Producer
Jeff Langley Producer
Huey Lewis Composer
Derek Nakamoto Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Rick Nielsen Composer
Stephen Powers Producer
Jim Scott Producer
Joanie Shoemaker Producer
Jo-Lynne Worley Producer
Jill Davey Graphic Design, Art Direction
Jay Thompson Liner Notes
Barbara Price Producer
John Sullivan Dwight translation
Brian Lane Green Arranger
Steve Wood Producer
Donna Korones Producer
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