Revelation Road [Deluxe Edition]

Revelation Road [Deluxe Edition]

by Shelby Lynne
     
 

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Revelation Road is singer and songwriter Shelby Lynne's third self-released recording in two years. She wrote, produced, and performed every note on this set solo -- a first for her. While her songs have always been confessional, the 11 tracks featured here -- composed in a variety of genres but all of them more or less comfortably ensconced within Americana'sSee more details below

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Revelation Road is singer and songwriter Shelby Lynne's third self-released recording in two years. She wrote, produced, and performed every note on this set solo -- a first for her. While her songs have always been confessional, the 11 tracks featured here -- composed in a variety of genres but all of them more or less comfortably ensconced within Americana's broad brush stroke -- are more intimate than anything she's issued previously. This includes the harrowing "Heaven's Only Days Down the Road," which directly addresses the killing of Lynne's mother by her father before he committed suicide in front of her and her sister. In other words, this is the record she's had to make her entire career. The title track opens with a stilted drum loop counterbalanced by a pair of mandolins, tastefully layered, gospel-styled backing vocals, and a basic pulse bassline. Lynne effortlessly expresses the deep emotion in her lyric above it all. "Woebegone" is a balladic rocker informed by soul and gospel on the refrain. "Lead Me Love" is a gorgeous romantic number that reflects the enduring influences of Dusty Springfield and Antonio Carlos Jobim on her music. "Even Angels" is a nod back to the country scene of the '80s, when Lynne entered the business. The languid pop that drives "I Want to Go Back," a paean to broken love, is given wings by a killer bridge. "Toss It All Aside," another busted love tome, begins with the "ooooo-whooo-ooo" vocal intro to Hall & Oates' "She's Gone" (not a sample, but Lynne's own multi-layered vocals), but is transformed into a much simpler, folky tune with tasteful electric guitars and snares. It stands out not for the reference in its intro, but for the naked emotion in her lyric and vocal. "I Won't Leave You" is a logical topical extension. Revelation Road feels of a piece, as if Lynne wrote it as a song cycle. Its tracks move seamlessly from one to another, until "Heaven's Only Down the Road" jolts the listener into shock -- the same way Bob Dylan's "Ballad of Hollis Brown" did so long ago -- and adds a different weight of meaning to the soft, simple, elegant closer, "I Won't Leave You." Revelation Road is the quietest record of Lynne's career, but it feels like her rawest, too, even as it offers, in small bits and pieces, the varying shades, complexities, and pleasures in her musical world. [The Deluxe Edition contains five bonus cuts from the sessions, a bonus live disc recorded at McCabe's, a DVD of Lynne playing solo at Union Chapel in England, and a documentary DVD on the making of Revelation Road.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2012
Label:
Everso Records
UPC:
0852659709878
catalogNumber:
500
Rank:
140299

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Revelation Road  - Shelby Lynne
  2. I'll Hold Your Head  - Shelby Lynne
  3. Even Angels  - Shelby Lynne
  4. Lead Me Love  - Shelby Lynne
  5. The Thief  - Shelby Lynne
  6. Woebegone  - Shelby Lynne
  7. I Want to Go Back  - Shelby Lynne
  8. I Don't Need a Reason to Cry  - Shelby Lynne
  9. Toss It All Aside  - Shelby Lynne
  10. Heaven's Only Days Down the Road  - Shelby Lynne
  11. I Won't Leave You  - Shelby Lynne
  12. I'll Hold Your Head  - Shelby Lynne
  13. It Ain't Your Land Mama  - Shelby Lynne
  14. Heaven's Only Days Down the Road  - Shelby Lynne
  15. What's What It Means  - Shelby Lynne
  16. Between the Rows  - Shelby Lynne

Disc 2

  1. Revelation Road  - Shelby Lynne
  2. Lead Me Love  - Shelby Lynne
  3. I'll Hold Your Head  - Shelby Lynne
  4. I Don't Need a Reason  - Shelby Lynne
  5. Even Angels  - Shelby Lynne
  6. Woebegone  - Shelby Lynne
  7. The Thief  - Shelby Lynne
  8. Heaven's Only Days Down the Road  - Shelby Lynne
  9. Jesus on a Greyhound  - Shelby Lynne
  10. Leavin'  - Shelby Lynne
  11. Old Dog  - Shelby Lynne
  12. Johnny Met June  - Shelby Lynne
  13. 10 Rocks  - Shelby Lynne
  14. Life Is Bad  - Shelby Lynne
  15. Tarpoleon Napoleon  - Shelby Lynne
  16. Your Lies  - Shelby Lynne
  17. Where I'm From  - Shelby Lynne
  18. Iced Tea  - Shelby Lynne

Disc 3

  1. Revelation Road  - Shelby Lynne
  2. Lead Me Love  - Shelby Lynne
  3. I'll Hold Your Head  - Shelby Lynne
  4. I Don't Need a Reason  - Shelby Lynne
  5. Even Angels  - Shelby Lynne
  6. Lookin' Up  - Shelby Lynne
  7. I Want to Go Back  - Shelby Lynne
  8. Woebegone  - Shelby Lynne
  9. Thief  - Shelby Lynne
  10. Toss It All Aside  - Shelby Lynne
  11. Heaven's Only Days Down the Road  - Shelby Lynne
  12. Jesus on a Greyhound  - Shelby Lynne
  13. Leavin'  - Shelby Lynne
  14. Killin' Kind  - Shelby Lynne
  15. Old Dog  - Shelby Lynne
  16. 10 Rocks  - Shelby Lynne
  17. Johnny Met June  - Shelby Lynne
  18. Life Is Bad  - Shelby Lynne
  19. Your Lies  - Shelby Lynne
  20. Where I'm From  - Shelby Lynne
  21. Black Light Blue  - Shelby Lynne
  22. Pretend  - Shelby Lynne
  23. Iced Tea  - Shelby Lynne

Disc 4

  1. Documentary  - Shelby Lynne

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shelby Lynne   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Shelby Lynne   Composer,Producer
Roger Fritz   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Bill Bottrell   Composer
Gary Gilbert   Legal Counsel
Doug Sax   Mastering
Terry Doty   Management
Elizabeth Jordan   Executive Producer,Management
Jason Harter   Art Direction,Camera Operator
Jenn Littleton   Executive Producer
Craig Marshall   Legal Counsel
Grady Price   Engineer
Bruce Solar   Booking
Judi Kerr   Publicity
Ronnie Lapone   Booking

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