Other Voices, Other Rooms

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Nanci Griffith has the kind of beguiling singing voice that's effortless and easily beautiful -- like a pretty girl who doesn't ever need makeup to be radiant. Sounding a little bit like Emmylou Harris is never a bad thing, but Griffith doesn't stop there. She duets with Harris and a host of other country and folk notables on Other Voices, Other Rooms, her first collection of cover songs. Like Harris, Griffith can climb inside a character-driven song with a simple twist of inflection or a lingering note. This is what she does on Vince Bell's "Woman of the Phoenix," deftly painting images of a winter freeze, cacti, and Michael, the "rock 'n' roll hood from the Odessa ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Nanci Griffith has the kind of beguiling singing voice that's effortless and easily beautiful -- like a pretty girl who doesn't ever need makeup to be radiant. Sounding a little bit like Emmylou Harris is never a bad thing, but Griffith doesn't stop there. She duets with Harris and a host of other country and folk notables on Other Voices, Other Rooms, her first collection of cover songs. Like Harris, Griffith can climb inside a character-driven song with a simple twist of inflection or a lingering note. This is what she does on Vince Bell's "Woman of the Phoenix," deftly painting images of a winter freeze, cacti, and Michael, the "rock 'n' roll hood from the Odessa plains." Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather" rambles like the Texas countryside and features the man himself on harmonica. The guest list for Other Voices really is incredible. Alison Krauss, John Gorka, Edgar Meyer, Amy Ray, and Emily Saliers -- it's a regular homespun who's who. There's plenty to sigh about here, and occasionally the album can almost be too tasteful for its own good. But raveups like Woody Guthrie's "Do-Re-Mi" let Griffith trade some serenity for dustbowl grit the addition of John Prine's lascivious gruffness helps a lot, too, and the frustrated anger of "This Old Town" only supports this. What might be most refreshing about Other Voices, Other Rooms is its ability to access the warm tones of country, grassroots, 1960s folk, and the '70s songwriting tradition while still sounding more like it comes from Griffith's Texas roots than anywhere else. This is highly recommended for fans of Griffith or any of the like-minded artists who help out here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1993
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596146425
  • Catalog Number: 61464
  • Sales rank: 9,425

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nanci Griffith Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Odetta Vocals
Alison Krauss Violin
Chet Atkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar
Guy Clark Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
John Hartford Banjo, Vocals
Frank Christian Acoustic Guitar
Iris DeMent Vocals, Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
John Gorka Vocals
Arlo Guthrie Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Carolyn Hester Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Leo Kottke 12-string Guitar
David Mallett Vocals
Edgar Meyer Bass
Bob Dylan Harmonica
John Prine Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jim Rooney Vocals
Don Edwards yodeling
Fran Breen Percussion, Drums
John Catchings Cello
Philip Donnelly Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan Mandolin, Violin
Béla Fleck Banjo
Pat Flynn Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Marlin Griffith Vocals
James Hooker Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Upright Bass
Mary Ann Kennedy Percussion, Vocals
Pete Kennedy Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Pat McInerney Percussion
Amy Ray Vocals
Pamela Rose Vocals
Emily Saliers Vocals
Lee Satterfield Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Barry & Holly Tashian Vocals
Andrea Zonn Viola
Pete Cummins Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Barry Tashian Vocals
Technical Credits
Nanci Griffith Contributor, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Arlo Guthrie Duet
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Ralph McTell Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
John Prine Composer
Pat Metheny Composer
Jim Rooney Producer
Don Edwards Contributor
Luigi Creatore Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
Hugo Peretti Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Mark Miller Engineer
Solomon Linda Composer
Michael Burton Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    JUST SIT BACK

    Since honesty is the best policy, let me say that until I heard Ms. Griffith singing a Duet with Jimmy Buffet (Someone I Used to Love) I don't recall having ever heard of her before. Her voice on that one song captivated my attention and I knew I had to have whatever she had recorded. Other Voices, Other Rooms is a rare treat in that listening to it transports you to a space filled only with her voice and the beautiful music. The words are poetry and full of emotion.

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