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The Things I Notice Now: Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
For most, Tom Paxton is one of those '60s singer/songwriters who had a couple of big songs. But those were the merest tip of a very large iceberg, as Paxton's longtime friend and admirer Anne Hills knows. To celebrate the man's 75th birthday she's released this, a personal selection that has the approval of Paxton, who appears on four of the tracks, making them into duets. It's a strategy that works well, and Hills doesn't copy the original arrangements, but makes them very much her own, whether with the jazzy touches of "The Things I Notice Now" or the brass that colors "Dogs at Midnight," a song about black lung. This collection is a reminder that there's great depth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
For most, Tom Paxton is one of those '60s singer/songwriters who had a couple of big songs. But those were the merest tip of a very large iceberg, as Paxton's longtime friend and admirer Anne Hills knows. To celebrate the man's 75th birthday she's released this, a personal selection that has the approval of Paxton, who appears on four of the tracks, making them into duets. It's a strategy that works well, and Hills doesn't copy the original arrangements, but makes them very much her own, whether with the jazzy touches of "The Things I Notice Now" or the brass that colors "Dogs at Midnight," a song about black lung. This collection is a reminder that there's great depth and variety to Paxton's songs, and his oeuvre deserves further exploration. Hills not only offers a great birthday present but also a way into the music, and the elegiac "Every Time" is a wonderful closer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2012
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • UPC: 611587113320
  • Catalog Number: 1133
  • Sales rank: 205,857

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Things I Notice Now (4:41)
  2. 2 Icarus (3:25)
  3. 3 Cindy's Cryin' (3:41)
  4. 4 Early Snow - Tom Paxton (4:22)
  5. 5 Hard Times Are Here Again (3:18)
  6. 6 Hold On To Me, Babe - Tom Paxton (3:52)
  7. 7 Time To Spare (3:28)
  8. 8 Mother (3:20)
  9. 9 Dogs At Midnight (2:36)
  10. 10 When Princes Meet - Tom Paxton (4:02)
  11. 11 Redemption Road (3:40)
  12. 12 Every Time (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anne Hills Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Cindy Mangsen Accordion, Concertina
Tom Paxton Vocals
Peter Erskine Percussion, Drums
Chris Brubeck Trombone
Scott Petito Organ, Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Piano
Technical Credits
Geoff Bartley Composer
Anne Hills Producer
Tom Paxton Composer, Duet
David Horowitz Composer
Scott Petito Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Jim Robeson Vocal Engineer
Aaron Walk Drum Engineering, Percussion Engineer
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