Cry Cry Cry

Cry Cry Cry

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by Cry Cry Cry
     
 

This is an album of folk-rock covers performed by the Big Three singer/songwriters of the most recent folk revival, and it works well, if not perfectly. It starts off with the most risky number, a shimmering version of R.E.M.'s "Fall on Me." Dar Williams doesn't quite have the right voice for this song, but theSee more details below

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This is an album of folk-rock covers performed by the Big Three singer/songwriters of the most recent folk revival, and it works well, if not perfectly. It starts off with the most risky number, a shimmering version of R.E.M.'s "Fall on Me." Dar Williams doesn't quite have the right voice for this song, but the band arrangements and backing vocals work nicely and the track ends up being very pretty in its way. The rest of the program is more of what you'd expect: story-songs by songwriters admired by the three performers, including James Keelaghan (whose "Cold Missouri Waters" is a harrowing firefighting tale), Robert Earl Keen ("Shades of Gray"), and Greg Brown ("Lord, I Have Made You a Place in My Heart"). Lucy Kaplansky, who has the best voice of the three, sings the heartbreakingly sweet "Speaking with the Angel," and there's a very interesting a cappella version of Leslie Smith's "Northern Cross," sung here in wide-open, medieval-sounding harmony. A couple of tunes rock out in a country-ish sort of way, and there's a nice version of Richard Shindell's "Ballad of Mary Magdalene." At times it sounds like the group members are still trying to figure out how best to work together, but fans of these artists won't be disappointed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1998
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018284028
catalogNumber:
82840
Rank:
66782

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cry Cry Cry   Primary Artist
Cliff Eberhardt   Guitar
Richard Shindell   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dar Williams   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lucy Kaplansky   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Larry Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Richard Gates   Bass
Jon Herington   Guitar
Chuck Parrish   Acoustic Guitar
Doug Plavin   Percussion,Drums
Michael Rivard   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Alan Williams   Organ,Percussion,Electric Guitar
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums
Billy Masters   Electric Guitar
Stephanie Winters   Cello
Jeff Hill   Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Larry Campbell   Arranger
Alan Williams   Arranger,Producer
Darleen Wilson   Producer
Cry Cry Cry   Vocal Arrangements
Jim Armenti   Composer
Craig Boyce   Engineer

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