Broken Things

Broken Things

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by Julie Miller
     
 
Long-championed by neo-Nashville insiders, Julie Miller's second album includes 11 originals (plus the traditional "Two Soldiers"), some of which she sings with her husband and producer Buddy Miller in harmony; on others she's joined by stellar guests. Patty Griffin sits in to help sing the beauteous ballad

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Long-championed by neo-Nashville insiders, Julie Miller's second album includes 11 originals (plus the traditional "Two Soldiers"), some of which she sings with her husband and producer Buddy Miller in harmony; on others she's joined by stellar guests. Patty Griffin sits in to help sing the beauteous ballad "I Still Cry"; Victoria Williams (she and Miller have similar styles) lends her voice to the folk dirge "Orphan Train"; and Steve Earle adds just the right twist to the cocaine blues "Strange Lover." Emmylou Harris chimes in for the requiem "Broken Things," while bassist Joey Spampinato gives a pro's subtle touch to the gentle "I Know Why the River Runs." Famous friends, yes, but Miller's associations are clearly based on the mutual admiration she deserves for her exceptional songcraft, from her sense of melody to the superb, emotional content she brings to each vocal breath, particularly on the final track, "The Speed of Light," on which she stands alone, almost, as Buddy adds harmonium.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1999
Label:
Hightone Records
UPC:
0012928810326
catalogNumber:
8103
Rank:
17841

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie Miller   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Emmylou Harris   Vocals
Steve Earle   Mandolin,Vocals
Victoria Williams   Vocals
Phil Madeira   Organ,Accordion,Harmonium,Hammond Organ
Larry Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin
John Catchings   Cello
Patty Griffin   Vocals
Steve Hindalong   Percussion
Byron House   Bass,Bowed Bass
Buddy Miller   Bass,Guitar,Violin,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Melodica,Mando-Guitar
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Joey Spampinato   Bass
John Schreiner   Piano,Accordion
Ed Foote   Hurdy-Gurdy
Rev. Brady Blade   Drums
Teresa Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

Emmylou Harris   Contributor
Steve Earle   Contributor
Victoria Williams   Contributor
Julie Miller   Arranger,Engineer
Patty Griffin   Contributor
Gurf Morlix   Engineer
Buddy Miller   Arranger,Engineer
Mark Olson   Engineer
Paul Wilkinson   Engineer
Cathy Schreiner   Engineer

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Broken Things 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Julie Miller touches you. Her lyrics and singing dig deep into your soul. These songs are not without hope, however, and that is what makes listening to this CD so rewarding. Highly recommended for those who enjoy the singer-songwriter genre.