Reunion Hill

Reunion Hill

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by Richard Shindell
     
 

In "The Next Best Western," the opening track of this terrific collection of tunes, life on the road takes its toll both literally and figuratively. The narrator goes so far as to question God's motives as he rolls along the turnpike: "Did he who made the lamb/Put the tremble in the hand/That reaches out to take my quarter?" Indeed, ShindellSee more details below

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In "The Next Best Western," the opening track of this terrific collection of tunes, life on the road takes its toll both literally and figuratively. The narrator goes so far as to question God's motives as he rolls along the turnpike: "Did he who made the lamb/Put the tremble in the hand/That reaches out to take my quarter?" Indeed, Shindell works in landscapes of desperation and longing throughout the album, with fugitives ("May"), absent fathers ("I Saw My Youth Today") and other assorted average Joes that you pass on the street every day. Producer Larry Campbell places these stories in spare and beautiful surroundings, never overwhelming the sentiment. This is songcraft at its finest.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351802729
catalogNumber:
8027
Rank:
110494

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Performance Credits

Richard Shindell   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lucy Kaplansky   Vocal Harmony
Larry Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Fiddle,Mandolin,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dave Richards   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Frank Vilardi   Percussion,Drums
Radoslav Lorkovic   Piano,Accordion,Harmonium,Hammond Organ
Teresa Williams   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Larry Campbell   Producer
Tim Conklin   Engineer
Matt Baxter   Engineer
Roy Matthews   Engineer
Hemberger   Engineer

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