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Producing herself, Patty Larkin banned percussion instruments from her seventh album, a gimmick that extenuated her usual interest in texture over content, which has always distinguished her from other folkies but also frustrated some fans. This time, her self-imposed stricture forced her and her fellow musicians to sacrifice virtuosity for invention, and they did come up with some unusual sounds. But Larkin still often seemed to be at an emotional distance from her material, except when she was expressing irritation. The most impassioned performances and clear lyrics came when she was singing about what seemed to matter the most to her, "The Road" and, in "Wolf at the...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Producing herself, Patty Larkin banned percussion instruments from her seventh album, a gimmick that extenuated her usual interest in texture over content, which has always distinguished her from other folkies but also frustrated some fans. This time, her self-imposed stricture forced her and her fellow musicians to sacrifice virtuosity for invention, and they did come up with some unusual sounds. But Larkin still often seemed to be at an emotional distance from her material, except when she was expressing irritation. The most impassioned performances and clear lyrics came when she was singing about what seemed to matter the most to her, "The Road" and, in "Wolf at the Door," the music business. In contrast, the love songs were idealized at best and vague at worst, and the singer rarely seemed involved in any case.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/1997
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 729021035425
  • Catalog Number: 10354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Road (4:36)
  2. 2 The Book I'm Not Reading (4:20)
  3. 3 Coming up for Air (4:53)
  4. 4 Angels Wings (4:04)
  5. 5 You and Me (4:12)
  6. 6 Pablo Neruda (4:33)
  7. 7 Wolf at the Door (4:43)
  8. 8 Brazil (3:04)
  9. 9 Rear View Mirror (7:18)
  10. 10 Heart (4:58)
  11. 11 Red Accordion (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patty Larkin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Jane Siberry Background Vocals
Michael Manring Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Richard Gates Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Jennifer Kimball Background Vocals
Marc Shulman Electric Guitar, tiple
Bette Warner Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ben Wisch Background Vocals
Ben Wittman Mandolin, Percussion, Berimbau, Mallets, Lap Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Percussion
Gideon Freudmann Cello
Technical Credits
Patty Larkin Producer, Engineer
Jack Conrad Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Bette Warner Engineer
Alan Williams Engineer
Ben Wisch Engineer
Ben Wittman Contributor
Ary Barroso Composer
Andy Hollinger Engineer
Dave Chalfant Engineer
Hank Deckon Composer
A. Roberts Composer
Pamela Philips Composer
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