Forget About It

Forget About It

4.4 13
by Alison Krauss
     
 

FORGET ABOUT IT opens with a beautiful, pleading love song titled "Stay," which features Krauss's crystalline soprano in a performance so delicate and fragile it recalls the McGarrigle Sisters at their most penetrating. Her quiet, contemplative, and deeply felt reading is aided by Jerry Douglas's sensitive Dobro soloing, lending a stark ambiance to the whole affair.… See more details below

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FORGET ABOUT IT opens with a beautiful, pleading love song titled "Stay," which features Krauss's crystalline soprano in a performance so delicate and fragile it recalls the McGarrigle Sisters at their most penetrating. Her quiet, contemplative, and deeply felt reading is aided by Jerry Douglas's sensitive Dobro soloing, lending a stark ambiance to the whole affair. "Stay" sets the stage for ten more well-crafted songs that look deep inside lovers. Todd Rundgren and Michael McDonald are among the more familiar songwriters, but Nashville veteran Hugh Prestwood outshines them all with "Ghost in This House." In a measured tone that's a marvel of barely contained emotional tumult, Krauss illuminates this devastating chronicle of a marriage gone sour. Produced by Krauss, FORGET ABOUT IT augments an acoustic sound with extra musicians and background singers for a bit of pop sheen but doesn't undermine the country and folk feel. Every note Krauss sings comes from deep inside her own soul, and the result is remarkable and mesmerizing. Forget about it? Impossible.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
Alison Krauss gets introspective and personal on her seventh album, one of her solo outings that shoves Union Station in the background while conventional country steps up to the spotlight. But Krauss is a little too sharp for Nashville standard, so Forget About It sounds more like an adult pop album with occasional notes of country grace. Unfortunately, the material here isn't very inspired (despite a dip into the Todd Rundgren songbook and the fine title tune), and Krauss herself has a hard time elevating it. Still, her fragile, angelic voice is capable of working wonders, which it often does with even the weakest of songs. A marginal effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/1999
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661046528
catalogNumber:
610465
Rank:
7098

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alison Krauss   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Strings,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Slide Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Dolly Parton   Vocal Harmony
Lyle Lovett   Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings   Piano
Jim Keltner   Drums
Barry Bales   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Vocal Harmony
Ron Block   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Evelyn Cox   Vocal Harmony
Sidney Cox   Vocal Harmony
Suzanne Cox   Vocal Harmony
Viktor Krauss   Acoustic Bass
Kenny Malone   Drums
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Dan Tyminski   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Pat Bergeson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Alison Krauss   Producer
Thomas "Snake" Johnson   Engineer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Nancy Given   Art Direction
Sandy Jenkins   Engineer
Pat Bergeson   Composer
Chuck Turner   Digital Editing
Thomas Johnson   Engineer
Tracy Martinson   Digital Editing

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