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|Chely Wright||Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar|
|Rodney Crowell||Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals|
|John Hobbs||Organ, Keyboards|
|Randy Scruggs||Acoustic Guitar|
|Kenny Vaughan||Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar|
|Cheryl White||Background Vocals|
|Jonathan Yudkin||Cello, Viola|
|Will Kimbrough||Acoustic Guitar|
|Tim Lauer||Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Pump Organ|
|Chris Rodriguez||Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals|
|Jedd Hughes||Acoustic Guitar|
|Jeremy Lister||Background Vocals|
|John Jorgensen||Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Electric Guitar, Gut String Guitar|
|Tanya Hancheroff||Background Vocals|
|Micol Davis||Background Vocals|
|Rodney Crowell||Composer, Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
While this cd is a departure in tone from previous albums, the songs are just as wonderful. The songs reflect Chely's personal situation and struggles. They are relatable to anyone going through a difficult time, and hopefully will help them see things in a different light. I've listened to it multiple times in the day that i purchased it and it wi remain in my "go to" list of cds for a long time to come. Great Job ChelyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
First of all, to the few true Chely fans out there, the ones who have been with her since Day 1 and own every CD, this disc is a departure for her, in the way the Dixie Chicks "Taking the Long Way" was a departure from their earlier work.
This CD is worth the money for me. There are no songs that are destined to be radio hits on here, but that is usually the case with very well-written songs. Chely makes you feel what she is feeling in every single tune on here. The album is kind of folksy, and contains many slower and mid-tempo songs, but is a great listen.
My favorite track is "Notes to the Coroner", which is one of the up-tempo songs. This is a song that any woman who has been through a heartwrenching breakup can relate to. She sings from the perspective of someone who died from a broken heart. It would be depressing had it been a slower song, but the uptempo speed of it makes it a gem.
Another standout is "Object of Your Rejection". She sings from a jilted woman's perspective about how she will never leave her lover's thoughts.
The albums first single is "Broken" and that is another great track. It's a song about a woman who is broken from past relationships, speaking to a potential lover who is also broken from past relationships. Great song.
The album also has glimmers here or there that reveal what has been revealed in her books and in the media in the past 2 weeks - that she is a lesbian country singer. Unlike past songs, she doesn't refer to lovers or past lover's as "he" in any track. "Like Me" she is speaking directly of a former lover, asking who she'll hold hands with next, a "beautiful woman or a tall handsome man". A very brave song to write, considering she is risking bannishment from the country music community. I commend her for that.
Overall, a great folksy album that everyone should give a listen to. It may take a couple of full listens - I wasn't sold on it initially, but it grew on me to the point where I absolutely love it now - it will be worth the money spent.
Posted May 8, 2010
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