Lucinda Williams

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All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Lucinda Williams took eight years to write and record her second album of original songs, which was released by the independent Rough Trade in what was decidedly a left turn for them. It was the beginning of a career that has been complex but singular, and eventually led to the recording of the classic Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Each song here is meticulously crafted as she deftly blends country, blues, folk, and rock -- now called 'Americana" -- to create a unique sound that cannot be pigeonholed. Her voice contains heartache, passion, and depth and is as enigmatic as Emmylou Harris', but she has a darker side and a grainy toughness that allow her to live inside her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Lucinda Williams took eight years to write and record her second album of original songs, which was released by the independent Rough Trade in what was decidedly a left turn for them. It was the beginning of a career that has been complex but singular, and eventually led to the recording of the classic Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Each song here is meticulously crafted as she deftly blends country, blues, folk, and rock -- now called 'Americana" -- to create a unique sound that cannot be pigeonholed. Her voice contains heartache, passion, and depth and is as enigmatic as Emmylou Harris', but she has a darker side and a grainy toughness that allow her to live inside her songs with abandon. Lucinda Williams is an album that has been long been recognized as a classic. It has been mined for hit songs over the years by such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, who turned "Passionate Kisses" into a country hit, and Tom Petty, who included "Changed the Locks" on his soundtrack album She's the One. In addition to writing strong melodies, Williams has a knack for writing a lyric that acknowledges the complicated nature of romantic relationships that cuts to the heart of the matter. Each song packs an emotional punch and rewards the listener each time with something new. Other standouts include "This Night's Too Long," "I Just Wanted to See You So Bad," "Crescent City," "Abandoned," and "Big Red Sun Blues." In fact, there isn't a weak number in the bunch. Lucinda Williams is must-own for music fans who appreciate great songwriting. [This double-disc remaster was funded through a Pledge Music campaign; its sound is utterly fantastic. In addition to the original album, it includes a bonus disc that features a 14-song concert from the Netherlands in 1989 known as "Eindhoven Live" and featuring guitarist Gurf Morlix, as well as three tracks recorded at station KPFK, two more from KCRW, and one from NOISE. This is the way to reissue a classic recording.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2014
  • Label: Lucinda Williams
  • UPC: 794504955453
  • Catalog Number: 55453
  • Sales rank: 1,804

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucinda Williams Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal Guitar, Harmonica
Chris Gaffney Accordion
Jim Lauderdale Background Vocals
Doug Atwell Fiddle
John Ciambotti Bass, Vocals, Standup Bass, 3-String Bass
Skip Edwards Keyboards
Donald Lindley Drums
Gurf Morlix Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 6-string bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Steve Mugalian Washboard
Juke Logan Harmonica
Pat Quinn Background Vocals
Jim Lessey Bass
Technical Credits
Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson Composer
Lucinda Williams Arranger, Composer, Original Album Producer
Greg Allen Reissue Design, Layout
Gurf Morlix Original Album Producer
John Scott Sherrill Composer
Dusty Wakeman Producer, Engineer
Brian Cullman Producer
Howard Larman Producer
Minnie McCoy Composer
Peter Cutler Producer, Engineer
Roz Larman Producer
Hobart Taylor III Executive Producer
Tom Overby Reissue Producer
Traditional Composer
Frank Eaton Engineer
Robin Hurley Liner Notes
Chester Burnett Composer
Chris Morris Liner Notes
Gavin Lursen Mastering
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