Forget About It

Forget About It

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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:
36645

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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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Forget About It 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The harmonies on MAYBE are as smooth as any you will ever hear. This record never gets old and is Alison at her best. Her voice is pure and sensual. A definite Must Own album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of Alison Krauss's music is good, but this album is exceptional. She blends modern sounds and traditional sounds to form a unique recording. I love every song on this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's a wonderful collection of soothing melodies with gripping harmonies. I really love this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alison Krauss has once again delivered a truly remarkable album. This is the best one yet. I have every Alison Krauss cd in print and she is still finding songs full of sorrow and despair. How many more can there be? Let's hope there are tons more, so she can keep making great recordings . All I can say is that Krauss just keeps getting better. Keep up the great work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're thirty-something (a bit beyond the old series), and you want to hear someone of our generation, whatever the genre, who 'can make any song her own', here's my candidate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome CD. Alison has done it again. This is by far my favorite of hers and I just about have them all. ''Dreaming My Dreams With You'' is so hauntingly beautiful. ''That Kind of Love'' is classic 'Alison'. I love all the songs. What value there is in this selection of music as the whole thing is great. Not a lousy song on the whole CD. Not even a half way bad one! All the song selections Alison has chosen for this CD are perfect and all have the same theme for the most part...love lost. And the way Alison sings, the love is soooooo lost! You feel it down to your toes. She is a great music producer. 5 stars isn't enough...I give it 10 stars...two thumbs up...do you get the message?!
mike-v More than 1 year ago
Almost ten years later and this album is still going strong. It's tough not to love every second of this one, and I still think it's one of, if not the, best album of hers. It's not something you should put on in the background; it deserves your full attention. Sit down with a drink and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another CD collection to keep.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Allison has such a great voice to mix with fiddle and cello etc. Even the worst song on her previous album is better than any of the songs on this new album. I hope she realizes that she is wasting a true one of a kind sound for this new, much duplicated, pop sound. I am not going to buy this one.