Big Lonesome

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
Marshall Chapman is one of Nashville's most idiosyncratic songwriters. She's been making her living as a songwriter since she landed in Music City in the late '60s, but has a relatively low profile as a performer outside of Nashville. She's had her tunes covered by Conway Twitty, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, and Tanya Tucker, as well as landing four cuts she co-wrote with Jimmy Buffett on his Last Mango in Paris album. In 2010, Chapman published her second book, They Came to Nashville, a collection of conversations with songwriters about, what else, songwriting, got a high profile acting gig as Gwyneth Paltrow's road manager in Country Strong, and launched her musical Good Ol' ...
See more details below
CD
$17.09
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $14.89   
  • New (3) from $14.89   
  • Used (2) from $20.28   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
Marshall Chapman is one of Nashville's most idiosyncratic songwriters. She's been making her living as a songwriter since she landed in Music City in the late '60s, but has a relatively low profile as a performer outside of Nashville. She's had her tunes covered by Conway Twitty, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, and Tanya Tucker, as well as landing four cuts she co-wrote with Jimmy Buffett on his Last Mango in Paris album. In 2010, Chapman published her second book, They Came to Nashville, a collection of conversations with songwriters about, what else, songwriting, got a high profile acting gig as Gwyneth Paltrow's road manager in Country Strong, and launched her musical Good Ol' Girls in New York. She also released this album, which some are calling her masterpiece. With a handpicked band of Nashville country and alt-rock heavies, Chapman romps through nine sharp originals and two covers. Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is taken at an appropriately funereal pace with Chapman delivering a subdued vocal and Will Kimbrough adding a lonesome slide guitar solo. Cindy Walker's "Going Away Party" gets a torchy, sultry reading with a wistful vocal and smooth muted trumpet work by Steve Herman. The title track is one of Chapman's best, a country heartbreaker with a growling, twangy, heavy lead guitar and one of Chapman's most sardonic vocals. "Sick of Myself" is a country-blues shuffle that makes self-pity sound like fun. "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" is a tribute to her songwriting partner Tim Krekel, who recently passed away, a slow, solemn song full of burnished grief. "Riding with Willie" commemorates the weeks Chapman spent on Willie Nelson's tour bus in 2008. It's a heartfelt tribute to the life of a touring musician with a hint of Mexico in its mellow arrangement. The set closes with a live performance of the jubilant rocker "I Love Everybody," which starts slow then kicks into overdrive, giving the boys in the band a chance to strut their stuff. It's one of the last tunes she recorded with Krekel, and the album's dedicated to his memory.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2012
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 736211703330
  • Catalog Number: 5637685029
  • Sales rank: 303,949

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marshall Chapman Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Marshall Chapman Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
Krekel Composer
H. Williams Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously