Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses

by Christy McWilson
     
 

Christy McWilson's second solo album employs the same producer (labelmate Dave Alvin) and musicians as its predecessor. It also displays the same strengths and weaknesses. On the plus side, she has a strong and polished voice, redolent of artists like Linda Ronstadt and Highway 101's Paulette Carlson. At her best, such as on the accordion-spiced "The Serpentine River,…  See more details below

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Christy McWilson's second solo album employs the same producer (labelmate Dave Alvin) and musicians as its predecessor. It also displays the same strengths and weaknesses. On the plus side, she has a strong and polished voice, redolent of artists like Linda Ronstadt and Highway 101's Paulette Carlson. At her best, such as on the accordion-spiced "The Serpentine River," her lyrics and melodies can be quite compelling. But McWilson blazes no new trails; there's little about her delivery, style, or material to set her apart from the crowd. The strongest tracks here are the two well-chosen covers -- Jesse Colin Young's "Darkness, Darkness" and Moby Grape's achingly sad "8:05," which is performed as a duet with the deep-voiced Alvin. The rest is spirited and likable, but also a bit too reminiscent of other mainstream country-rock acts.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/2002
Label:
Hightone Records
UPC:
0012928814324
catalogNumber:
8143

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christy McWilson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chris Gaffney   Accordion
Dave Alvin   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Scott McCaughey   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Background Vocals
Peter Buck   Guitar,Electric Sitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Electric Dulcimer,Guitar Effects
Don Heffington   Percussion,Drums,Jaw Harp
Greg Leisz   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tony Marsico   Bass
Eric Danheim   Electric Guitar,wah wah guitar
Rick Shea   Acoustic Guitar,Tambourine,Guitar (Baritone)
David P. Jackson   Bass
Jennifer Potter   Background Vocals
Brian Kenny   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Dave Alvin   Producer
Mark Linett   Engineer,Mastering
Floyd Reitsman   Engineer

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