Women + Country

Women + Country

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by Jakob Dylan
     
 

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Continuing in the subdued, stripped-down direction he began with his 2008 solo debut Seeing Things, Jakob Dylan nevertheless achieves a cinematic resonance on his second record, 2010's Women + Country. Surely, part of this is down to Dylan swapping Rick Rubin, who has made starkness almost

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Continuing in the subdued, stripped-down direction he began with his 2008 solo debut Seeing Things, Jakob Dylan nevertheless achieves a cinematic resonance on his second record, 2010's Women + Country. Surely, part of this is down to Dylan swapping Rick Rubin, who has made starkness almost a fetish, for the analog impressionism of T-Bone Burnett, who previously worked with the singer/songwriter on the Wallflowers 1996 breakthrough album Bringing Down the Horse. Women + Country has little to do with the sturdy, sinewy, straight-ahead rock of Bringing Down the Horse: it's dreamy and airy, slipping in and out of focus, rootsy without being earthy. Horns swoon and stumble in the background, a string bass thumps time, Marc Ribot gently punctures the murk with his gnarled guitar, while Neko Case and Kelly Hogan add warmth with their harmonies, all creating a hazy glaze that augments with Dylan's dry, unfussy songs. These seemingly conflicting extremes don't result in a dissonant disconnect, but rather a subtle richness: the spareness of the songs lend themselves to these layered arrangements which in turn draw attention to Dylan's tight, clean writing. Naturally, this means that Women + Country is somewhat of a grower -- it's so purposefully hazy it seems to pleasingly fade into the slipstream upon the first play, but those repeated spins reveal the deep craft at the heart of Women + Country, deep craft from both the songwriter, his producer, and musicians.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886975052424
catalogNumber:
750524

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Performance Credits

Jakob Dylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Marc Ribot   Guitar,Electric Guitar
T Bone Burnett   Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Dennis Crouch   Acoustic Bass
Kelly Hogan   Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet
David Mansfield   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Maurice Spears   Bass Trombone
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums
Neko Case   Background Vocals
George Bohanon   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Keefus Ciancia   Keyboards

Technical Credits

T Bone Burnett   Producer
Jakob Dylan   Composer
Darrell Leonard   Horn Arrangements
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
François Lardeau   Engineer
Paul Ackling   Guitar Techician,Equipment Technician
Jason Wormer   Engineer

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Women + Country 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'VE GIVEN THIS CD AWAY TO 7 DIFFERENT FOLKS THAT IS HOW MUCH I LOVE IT AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. IT ISN'T A DANCE CD. HE IS PROFOUND AND ADDICTING IN HIS ARRANGEMENTS AND LYRICS. NEKO CASE WHO SINGS ON THE CD IS ALSO ENCHANTING. BUY IT - YOU WON'T REGRET IT. IT'S MY FAVORITE CD OF 2010.
Laphroaig More than 1 year ago
...T-Bone Burnett and Jakob Dylan, with amazing musicians - including Marc Ribot and Neko Case, and, of course, T-Bone - and amazing orchestration. It's lush, it's lyrical, in places it's bar-room raucous. You can't go wrong with this CD. The liner notes include the musicians and back-up vocalists as well as the lyrics, always a plus, in my opinion.
kitykity More than 1 year ago
First of all, let me say I'm a HUGE fan of Jakob Dylan. His last album, "Seeing Things," was absolutely breathtaking. It was soulful, soothing, happy, and wonderful. I was hoping for much of the same thing with this album. My first issue is that his voice always seems to be in the background--the quality is horrible compared to the last album--his voice, the whole point of his music and storytelling, isn't front and center. Then, almost all of the songs on the CD are in a minor key--sad--depressing--definitely not soothing, at least not to me. I'm sorry Jakob, I'll try again next album, but I just wasn't happy with this one.
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