One Fair Summer Evening

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This is singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith's first live album, and it captures the essence of what has endeared Griffith to fans of both folk and cosmopolitan country. Although One Fair Summer Evening was not an immediate phenomenon at the cash registers, the revealing nature of the performance has secured it a place in the hearts of enthusiasts since its release in 1988. In addition to highlights from her six previous long-players, she also adds a few new tracks -- including her own composition "I Would Bring You Ireland" as well as "Deadwood, South Dakota" by her ex-husband, Eric Taylor -- both of which became standards in her live performance canon. Her backing band, ...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This is singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith's first live album, and it captures the essence of what has endeared Griffith to fans of both folk and cosmopolitan country. Although One Fair Summer Evening was not an immediate phenomenon at the cash registers, the revealing nature of the performance has secured it a place in the hearts of enthusiasts since its release in 1988. In addition to highlights from her six previous long-players, she also adds a few new tracks -- including her own composition "I Would Bring You Ireland" as well as "Deadwood, South Dakota" by her ex-husband, Eric Taylor -- both of which became standards in her live performance canon. Her backing band, the Blue Moon Orchestra, is known for both its instrumental prowess and its keen knack for subtlety. Examples of this delicate balance range from the intimacy of "More Than a Whisper" and "Love at the Five and Dime" to the boot-scootin' fury of "Spin on a Red Brick Floor" and "Looking for the Time Workin' Girl." In between is a sampling of Griffith's organic folky roots "Trouble in the Fields" as well as her pensive ballads "Once in a Blue Moon", which have become standards for the legions of would-be singer/songwriters who followed. Also included are stunning readings of Julie Gold's "From a Distance" and Bill Staines' whom Griffith rightfully compares to a neo-Woody Guthrie "Roseville Fair." There is also a 45-minute home video companion to One Fair Summer Evening that includes most of the music from this CD; missing are "The Wing and the Wheel," "Trouble in the Fields," and "Roseville Fair," while a whimsical version of "There's a Light Beyond the Woods Mary Margaret" has been added.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 076742225520
  • Catalog Number: 42255
  • Sales rank: 73,631

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Once in a Very Blue Moon - Nanci Griffith (2:53)
  2. 2 Looking for the Time (Workin' Girl) - Nanci Griffith (2:52)
  3. 3 Deadwood, South Dakota - Nanci Griffith (4:59)
  4. 4 More Than a Whisper - Nanci Griffith (3:39)
  5. 5 I Would Bring You Ireland - Nanci Griffith (3:21)
  6. 6 Roseville Fair - Nanci Griffith (3:32)
  7. 7 Workin' in Corners - Nanci Griffith (3:58)
  8. 8 Trouble in the Fields - Nanci Griffith (3:57)
  9. 9 The Wing and the Wheel - Nanci Griffith (3:11)
  10. 10 From a Distance - Nanci Griffith (4:37)
  11. 11 Love at the Five and Dime - Nanci Griffith (7:08)
  12. 12 Spin on a Red Brick Floor - Nanci Griffith (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nanci Griffith Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Eric Taylor Vocal Harmony
James Hooker Keyboards, Vocal Harmony
Doug Hudson Vocal Harmony
Denice Franke Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Denny Bixby Bass, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Nanci Griffith Producer, Liner Notes
Tony Brown Producer
Milan Bogdan Digital Editing
Tony Brown Producer
Mark J. Coddington Engineer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Marty Williams Engineer
Phil Barratt Engineer
Simon Levy Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my all time favorite albums...

    Too bad Nanci abandoned Texas for Nashville - we miss her here terribly. This was a replacement for a worn out copy of this wonderful live performance from the late '80's....the music is all Nanci's, Acoustic at it's best. Live from Anderson Fair.... can't imagine a better place to hear her....except maybe the Cactus Cafe in Austin....
    Love at the Five and Dime is a favorite of my husband and I.

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