This World Oft Can Be

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This World Oft Can Be is the first Rounder release, and second full-length album, from the Boston-based Della Mae. Recorded at the old Johnny Cash studio near Nashville, the session was produced by bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton and mixed by indie rock engineer Paul Q. Kolderie. This is traditional American music, not just a bluegrass session. It's a combination of tradition and eclecticism, which has become the signature sound for the all-female band who refuse to be pigeonholed. The 12 songs, all originals, are mainly live-in-the-studio first takes, with very little overdubbing except for some of the harmony parts and solos. That first-take feel shines throughout the ...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
This World Oft Can Be is the first Rounder release, and second full-length album, from the Boston-based Della Mae. Recorded at the old Johnny Cash studio near Nashville, the session was produced by bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton and mixed by indie rock engineer Paul Q. Kolderie. This is traditional American music, not just a bluegrass session. It's a combination of tradition and eclecticism, which has become the signature sound for the all-female band who refuse to be pigeonholed. The 12 songs, all originals, are mainly live-in-the-studio first takes, with very little overdubbing except for some of the harmony parts and solos. That first-take feel shines throughout the session, especially on the more overtly old-timey tracks "Empire," "Letter from Down the Road," and the title cut. The remaining tracks rework modern roots music with an added edge and singer/songwriter sensibilities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/2013
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661913523
  • Catalog Number: 1166191352
  • Sales rank: 3,387

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Letter from Down the Road/And Other Things (2:51)
  2. 2 Maybeline (3:11)
  3. 3 Paper Prince (3:13)
  4. 4 Empire (2:52)
  5. 5 Hounds (3:42)
  6. 6 Ain't No Ash Will Burn (4:17)
  7. 7 Heaven's Gate (3:22)
  8. 8 Turtle Dove (2:47)
  9. 9 Pine Tree (3:21)
  10. 10 Like Bones (4:37)
  11. 11 This World Oft Can Be (3:11)
  12. 12 Some Roads Lead On (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Della Mae Primary Artist
Kimber Ludiker Fiddle, Vocals
Celia Woodsmith Guitar, Vocals
Courtney Hartman Guitar, Vocals
Shelby Means Bass, Vocals
Jenni Lyn Gardner Mandolin, Vocals
Technical Credits
Laura Boosinger Composer, Lyricist
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Bryan Sutton Producer
John Carter Cash Liner Notes
Bill McKay Composer
Traditional Composer
Erick Jaskowiak Engineer
Sarah Siskind Composer
James Aldridge Composer
Francis Thompson Inspiration
Chuck Turner Engineer
Celia Woodsmith Composer
Courtney Hartman Composer, Lyricist
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