The Art of Survival

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Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
This album's title could also serve as a summation of Bill Miller's prolific career. This reissue of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's self-released 1990 album finds him crafting an expressive song cycle that ends more hopefully than it begins in "Ordinary Man," while offering a gentle paean to love in "I Could Fall Over and Over Again," and viewing the challenges of life through the prism of his Native American culture on "Reservation Road." Miller is a visual artist as well as a musician, and in "Broken Bottles" he applies a painterly mastery of imagery in embracing hope in the face of despair. Originally issued on Miller's own Rosebud label, this disc has been ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
This album's title could also serve as a summation of Bill Miller's prolific career. This reissue of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's self-released 1990 album finds him crafting an expressive song cycle that ends more hopefully than it begins in "Ordinary Man," while offering a gentle paean to love in "I Could Fall Over and Over Again," and viewing the challenges of life through the prism of his Native American culture on "Reservation Road." Miller is a visual artist as well as a musician, and in "Broken Bottles" he applies a painterly mastery of imagery in embracing hope in the face of despair. Originally issued on Miller's own Rosebud label, this disc has been difficult to obtain for years. Now that Vanguard is giving it a renewed release, fans of Nanci Griffith, Tom Russell, and other musical storytellers will find Miller a man with much to say.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2000
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707956925
  • Catalog Number: 79569
  • Sales rank: 160,206

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ordinary Man (4:47)
  2. 2 I Could Fall All over and over Again (2:52)
  3. 3 Reservation Road (4:01)
  4. 4 Forever Ride (5:17)
  5. 5 Night Chase (4:50)
  6. 6 The Art of Survival (5:02)
  7. 7 As Long as the Grass Will Grow (3:40)
  8. 8 Broken Bottles (4:31)
  9. 9 The Road Home (4:07)
  10. 10 Wind Spirit (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Miller Primary Artist
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