The Red Thread

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
From folksinger to clinical psychologist and back to folksinger, Kaplansky has experienced life, and proves you can have it all. One of the themes of this disc is the Chinese child she and her husband have adopted, and the way being a parent will change her and her relationships, explored lovingly on "I Had Something" and the title track. But she's also looking outside herself, concerned with the world, and out of that comes one of the most insightful post- 9/11 songs, "Land of the Living," which focuses on humans, not theories and abstractions. "Line in the Sand," about Iraq, doesn't work as well, however, and "Brooklyn Train" ends up being reminiscent of For the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
From folksinger to clinical psychologist and back to folksinger, Kaplansky has experienced life, and proves you can have it all. One of the themes of this disc is the Chinese child she and her husband have adopted, and the way being a parent will change her and her relationships, explored lovingly on "I Had Something" and the title track. But she's also looking outside herself, concerned with the world, and out of that comes one of the most insightful post- 9/11 songs, "Land of the Living," which focuses on humans, not theories and abstractions. "Line in the Sand," about Iraq, doesn't work as well, however, and "Brooklyn Train" ends up being reminiscent of For the Roses-era Joni Mitchell. Kaplansky has always offered a wide range of covers on her albums, and this follows the pattern, from the heartbreaking "Cowboy Singer" by the late Dave Carter to a rocked-up "Off and Running" from the pen of James McMurtry. As usual, she's supported by her longtime bandmates, who often supply glistening arrangements to frame her supple voice although drums and bass add absolutely nothing to "Cowboy Singer" -- in fact, they detract from it. That she's a talent is beyond question, and with "Land of the Living," she's surpassed herself as a writer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Red House
  • UPC: 033651016625
  • Catalog Number: 166
  • Sales rank: 18,371

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Had Something (4:16)
  2. 2 Line in the Sand (4:23)
  3. 3 Love Song/New York (4:35)
  4. 4 This Is Home (4:02)
  5. 5 Off and Running (3:44)
  6. 6 Land of the Living (4:04)
  7. 7 Cowboy Singer (3:59)
  8. 8 Hole in My Head (2:53)
  9. 9 The Red Thread (3:35)
  10. 10 Brooklyn Train (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucy Kaplansky Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson Background Vocals
John Gorka Background Vocals
Richard Shindell Background Vocals
Duke Levine Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandola, national steel guitar, Soloist, Guitorgan, Ambience, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jonatha Brooke Background Vocals
Andy Ezrin Piano
Jon Herington Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonium, 12-string Guitar, Soloist
Zev Katz Bass, Guitar (Baritone)
Brian Mitchell Organ
Ben Wittman Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Technical Credits
Jim Lauderdale Composer
Bill Morrissey Composer
James McMurtry Composer
Duke Levine Arranger
Lucy Kaplansky Composer, Liner Notes
Dave Carter Composer
David Glasser Mastering
Roy Hendrickson Engineer
Jon Herington Arranger
Zev Katz Arranger
Buddy Miller Composer
Ben Wittman Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Rob Genadek Engineer
Carla Leighton Graphic Design
Manfred Knoop Engineer
Richard Litvin Composer
Steven Patterson Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lucy is in the Sky with Diamonds

    Beautiful! Lucy's latest CD "The Red Thread" is an emotional gem. What a storyteller, Land of the Living, I Had Something, The Red Thread, This is Home, etc. they will make you think, they will make you sing. As any Lucy fan will testify, buy any Lucy CD and you will end up with the collection. Thanks Lucy.

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