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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Tightrope Records
  • UPC: 850295001028
  • Catalog Number: 255102
  • Sales rank: 204,490

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
Greg Calbi Mastering
F. Miller & J. Barry Collaboration
Hugh Syme Artwork
David Weber Audio Production
Krista Detor Duet
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