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Cover Their Eyes
     

Cover Their Eyes

by Krista Detor
 
Krista Detor might well be one of America's best-kept secrets. This album, with its recurring theme of water, brings out gem after gem, using popular culture as a metaphor ("Marlene in a Movie") and also an examination of America ("Pretty Horses Run" and "Robert Johnson Has Left Mississippi," which might be the best Springsteen song

Overview

Krista Detor might well be one of America's best-kept secrets. This album, with its recurring theme of water, brings out gem after gem, using popular culture as a metaphor ("Marlene in a Movie") and also an examination of America ("Pretty Horses Run" and "Robert Johnson Has Left Mississippi," which might be the best Springsteen song Springsteen never wrote). She's not just an exceptional lyricist, but understands how to fit those words to some excellent, memorable melodies (yes, this is an intelligent pop album), but her voice is just perfect for the emotions she puts across. But there's more to her than that; "The World Is Water" could easily be an Irish folk song, a simple melody that couldn't fit any other way. There are shades of other female singer/songwriters in her work, such as Joni Mitchell and Jane Siberry, but she's completely her own woman. The title track is a trip through awkward memory. Dobro, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin (as well as brass on some tracks) keep this album very much anchored in America, albeit a mythical America at times, and when she ventures abroad (after a fashion) on "Dinner with Chantel," it's in the footsteps of Cole Porter. There's ample romance, both explicit and implicit, and a healthy dose of the mystical, before ending things with "Lay Him Down," a very gospel-ish duet with Carrie Newcomer. This album is enough to establish Detor as one of the best, and nothing less.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Tightrope Records
UPC:
0850295001028
catalogNumber:
255102
Rank:
143938

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Krista Detor   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Vocals,farfisa organ
Carrie Newcomer   Vocals
Jim Krause   Mandolin
Michael White   Background Vocals
Jason Wilber   Guitar
Jack Helsley   Tuba
Steven Mascari   Bass
Pete Wilhoit   Drums
Gordon Lowry & Orchestra Harrell   Violin
Adam White   Drums
Dave Weber   Guitar,Vocals
Slats Klug   Harmonica,Accordion
Brandt Smith   Dobro
Gordon Lowry   Violin
Steve Mascari   Bass Guitar
Art Heckman   Guitar,Harmonica,Background Vocals
Frances Miller   Violin,Viola
Pete Brockman   Trombone
Anne Hurley   Cello
Rick Hackler   Banjo,Dobro
Esme Folley   Cello
Tom Clark   Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kurt Vonnegut   Author
Carrie Newcomer   Duet
F. Miller & J. Barry   Collaboration
Hugh Syme   Artwork
David Weber   Audio Production
Krista Detor   Duet

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