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

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

by Anne Hills
     
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2012
Label:
Appleseed Records
UPC:
0611587113320
catalogNumber:
1133
Rank:
154054

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