Shameless

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nominally speaking, Shameless, Judy Collins' first album for which she wrote all the original songs with some traditional material included, is a sort of soundtrack to her first novel, of the same title, published shortly after the album was released. Shameless the novel is set in the music business, and it contains specific references to songs, some of which Collins performs on Shameless the album. For example, one of the major characters is a singer/songwriter named Julia Clearwater, some of whose biographical details parallel those of Joni Mitchell, and she has a hit song called "Melody"; Collins sings it here. In the course of the book, a hot rock group called the ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $17.89   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$17.89
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(593)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1995-07-18 Audio CD New BMG: YOU are BUYING a NEW and SEALED CD. ALL CD orders sent via FIRST CLASS MAIL Services arriving in 3 to 5 business days in the United States Only. ... Overseas Orders may take up to 4 weeks! Buy it NOW! ! ! ! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Wilmington, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nominally speaking, Shameless, Judy Collins' first album for which she wrote all the original songs with some traditional material included, is a sort of soundtrack to her first novel, of the same title, published shortly after the album was released. Shameless the novel is set in the music business, and it contains specific references to songs, some of which Collins performs on Shameless the album. For example, one of the major characters is a singer/songwriter named Julia Clearwater, some of whose biographical details parallel those of Joni Mitchell, and she has a hit song called "Melody"; Collins sings it here. In the course of the book, a hot rock group called the Newborns comes up with a song called "Shameless," and that's here, too. On the other hand, in drawing inspiration from her characters, Collins the songwriter seems to have been freed to write about herself. The novel's narrator, Catherine Saint, is a photojournalist who sometimes seems like a self-portrait of the author, never more so than in the song "Mountain Girl," which is supposed to be sung by Catherine, even though she's from Kansas, where there are no mountains, unlike Collins, who is from Colorado. To paper this over, Collins has Catherine spend childhood summers in Wyoming. And then there's "Bard of My Heart" set to the tune of "The Streets of Laredo" , which is clearly about Collins' son Clark Taylor and reflects on his suicide. But if the songs in general sound like they're about Collins rather than about characters in her novel, in part it's because they sound like Collins songs, not like contemporary pop
ock music circa 1994, when the book is set. Collins has largely abandoned folk arrangements in favor of synthesizers and programming, discreetly used, but the several songs supposedly out of the repertoire of the Newborns demonstrate that she hasn't been listening to any actual rock bands of the era; one certainly couldn't confuse these songs with anything by Nirvana. On the other hand, as Collins' songs go, they're quite good. The relationship to the book becomes more tenuous as the album goes on, with, for example, "Lily of the Valley," a story song about domestic abuse, having nothing to do with it. Collins says she imagines the detective in the novel might have been inspired to a career in law enforcement by the song. Neither does "Song for Sarajevo," which is being repeated from Collins' last album, Come Rejoice! A Judy Collins Christmas. It had nothing to do with Christmas, either, but Collins explains that she's a UNICEF spokesperson and she intends to keep sticking the song on each of her albums until the crisis in the former Yugoslavia ends. That's how you can indulge yourself when you're recording your own albums and licensing them to record labels instead of having a term contract like Collins used to with Elektra Records. Collins fans will find much to like on Shameless the album, and not only is reading Shameless the novel not required, it might actually be detrimental to an appreciation of the music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/1995
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679258427
  • Catalog Number: 92584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bright Morning Stars (3:57)
  2. 2 Melody (4:24)
  3. 3 Mountain Girl (4:22)
  4. 4 Shameless (4:12)
  5. 5 Risk (5:29)
  6. 6 Bard of My Heart (3:52)
  7. 7 Wheel Rolling (5:35)
  8. 8 Lily of the Valley (4:47)
  9. 9 Let's Pretend (4:50)
  10. 10 Song for Sarajeyo (4:46)
  11. 11 Wind, Water, Fire and Stone (7:40)
  12. 12 Kerry Dancers (1:10)
  13. 13 Raised on Rock & Roll (4:24)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judy Collins Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Korg
Eric Weissberg Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Joseph Joubert Keyboards
Ira Siegel Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Steve Skinner Keyboards
St. Thomas Boys Choir Choir, Chorus
Russell Walden Keyboards
Technical Credits
Judy Collins Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Beard Programming, drum programming
Joseph Joubert Choir Arrangement
Gene Paul Mastering
Alan Silverman Producer, Engineer
Steve Skinner Arranger
Michelle Laurencot Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously