Bonavista

Bonavista

by Kim Stockwood

CD

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Overview

Bonavista

Kim Stockwood has the ability to conjure up images of dusty truck stops and evenings where the air is crisp and the sky is bright. She has a very relaxed demeanor in her presentation that adds to the warmth and comfort of her music ("She's Not in Love"). "I'd Rather Be Lonely Alone" is probably the most surprising song on the album because of the sadness in Stockwood's voice. This is quite a paradox for Stockwood, who in real life always seems to be the embodiment of the class clown. It's a delicate song with lush strings that flow with the ease of an un-dammed stream. At the opposite end of the spectrum, she gets down and dirty with tongue-in-cheek country on "N.A.S.H.V.I.L.L.E.," whose chorus is so catchy that it could easily replace Hank Williams, Jr.'s Monday Night Football theme song. What's interesting about the album is that its biggest hit, "Jerk," was added following the first pressing of the record. It could have easily survived without it due to the strength of the other tracks, but it does add an adult alternative angle to the disc. Stockwood, who showcases her faux Southern drawl on the song, is surrounded by moments of subtlety and instances of brash, distorted chords that leave you humming the melody for days on end. Stockwood's voice is very throaty on "Cry Crazy," which is her ode to late country artist Patsy Cline. Unlike many other artists, Stockwood isn't afraid to blatantly reference her influences. What's even better is that she has the ability to pull it off with class. On "Be Where You Are," the piano dances with the guitars to create the image of a night sky only lit by stars. One of the key ingredients on this album is that the music balances the lyrics very well, which can't be said for a lot of records. One of the brightest moments is the country twang of "Love When You Need Love," which is loaded with the swagger of a ranch hand who's enjoyed one too many at his favorite watering hole. Settle down in a log cabin, strike up a fire, and enjoy the company of relatives and friends while this CD supplies the soundtrack to times well spent.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1996
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187786929
catalogNumber: 77869

Tracks

  1. She's Not in Love  - Kim Stockwood
  2. Enough Love  - Kim Stockwood
  3. Jerk  - Kim Stockwood
  4. Nashville  - Kim Stockwood
  5. I'd Rather Be Lonely Alone  - Kim Stockwood
  6. Be Where You Are  - Kim Stockwood
  7. Compassion  - Kim Stockwood
  8. Love When You Need Love  - Kim Stockwood
  9. You Won't Remember This  - Kim Stockwood
  10. Cry Crazy  - Kim Stockwood
  11. A Good Man  - Kim Stockwood
  12. How Many Miles  - Kim Stockwood

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kim Stockwood   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Alto Clarinet
Matthew Sweet   Electric Guitar
Randy Bachman   Electric Guitar
Doug Elliott   Bass
Bob Glaub   Bass
Don Heffington   Drums
Greg Leisz   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Craig Northey   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Gay Northey   Strings
Jim Rondinelli   Tambourine,Background Vocals,Alto Clarinet
Greg Wells   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Paula Wise   Strings
Naoise Sheridan   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Alto Clarinet
Camille Henderson   Background Vocals
Tom Hooper   Bass
Blake Manning   Drums,Background Vocals
Shelia McDonald   Strings
Tim Bovaconti   Guitar,Background Vocals
Peter Nunn   Keyboards
Peter Fusco   Bass

Technical Credits

Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Producer,Engineer
Jim Rondinelli   Producer,Engineer

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