Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity

Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity


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Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity

This two-disc, 21-track compilation of women artists covering early era (1969 to 1979) Neil Young songs is an intriguing concept, even if the results seem just a bit less intriguing than the idea itself. Young, with his high, reedy voice and wounded-bird-in-love-and-life persona, practically created the template for the singer/songwriter school of rock in the late '60s and early '70s, and the best of his songs, for all the deconstruction and recasting and genre hopping he's done since, are beautifully written remnants from the fragile land of the heart, and a good deal of that heart of glass approach translates well here. The problem is how to improve or at least find a new path to Young's own versions of these songs. Part of his appeal has always been his restless, enigmatic nature, and as these artists no doubt discovered in covering his songs, much of what makes his work shine is in what he doesn't say. So while Young's songs are musically simple in structure, getting to the heart of them isn't an easy thing to do, and in no case here is Young's own version of the song ever completely banished to the shadows, which, come to think of it, is usually the problem with these kinds of tribute albums. Still, there's a lot to like here, including Lori McKenna's haunting and atmospheric take on "The Needle and the Damage Done," Jill Sobule's banjo-led "Down by the River," Luff's lushly reconstructed version of "Tell Me Why," and Heidi Gluck's ragged, shuffling, and appropriately feisty rendition of "Walk On," making this set well worth investigating, particularly since the proceeds go to Casting for Recovery, a non-profit charity specializing in breast cancer education.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
Label: American Laundromat
UPC: 0708527191224
catalogNumber: 12
Rank: 81585

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Doe   Guitar
Paul Roessler   Keyboards
Jill Sobule   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Josie Cotton   Vocals
Kristin Hersh   Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Thomas R. Allen   Drums,Vocals
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Ken Cook   Organ,Piano,Accordion
Tom Dube   Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Sean Eden   Guitar
Michael Giblin   Bass,Vocals
Ray Ketchem   Organ,Piano,Drums
Paul Q. Kolderie   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Miller   Organ,Piano
Miiko Watanabe   Bass
Tanya Donelly   Vocals
David Narcizo   Drums
Renee LoBue   Vocals
Joe McMahon   Upright Bass
Dean Fisher   Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar
Joe Doe   Guitar
Louise Post   Guitar,Vocals
Mitch Harris   Percussion,Drums
Luis Martinez   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Matt Thomas   Keyboards
Eban Schletter   Keyboards,Vibes
Cindy Wheeler   Autoharp,Keyboards,Vocals
Jason Hatfield   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Amilia K. Spicer   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Britta Phillips   Bass,Vocals,Sampling
Lori McKenna   Vocals
Marcus Watkins   Guitar
Jeff Irwin   Bass
Mike Roth   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Russell Pollard   Bass,Guitar,Percussion
James Combs   Bass
Kristin Cifelli   Background Vocals
Darcie Miner   Vocals
Luisa Bustamante   Drums
Ian Fitchuk   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Piano
Paul Murr   Drums
Leigh Watson   Vocals
Chandra Watson   Vocals
Heidi Gluck   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Vocals
Brian Head   Drums
Tim Marks   Bass
Justin Loucks   Electric Guitar
Brian Lebarton   Percussion,Keyboards
Kate York   Vocals
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Peter Bradley Adams   Piano
Stephen Fitzpatrick   Guitar
Nicole Fiorentino   Bass,Vocals
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Wei   Bass
Tamara Smith   Bass
Carmen Townsend   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Patton   Guitar
Julie Peel   Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron
Pedro Bueno   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Sheila Carabine   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Judit Casado   Vocals,Background Vocals
Cyrille Catois   Bass
Morgan Currie   Violin
Mathias Fisch   Drums
Ray Ketchen   Organ,Piano,Drums
Mike Lelieve   Acoustic Guitar
Jeffrey Mince   Drums
Tino Nocedal   Drums
Brendon O'Halloran   Drums
Shane O'Handley   Bass,Vocals
K.S. Rhoads   Drums
Sheila Sobolewski   Guitar,Vocals,Sampling
Juan Luis Tormo   Bass
Adrian Vanelli   Drums
Amanda Walthar   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Stephen Muise   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

John Doe   Producer
Neil Young   Composer
Paul Roessler   Producer
Jill Sobule   Producer
Kristin Hersh   Producer
Tom Dube   Producer
Michael Giblin   Producer
Ray Ketchem   Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer
Joe Doe   Producer
Louise Post   Producer
Steve Rizzo   Producer
Luis Martinez   Producer
Cindy Wheeler   Producer
Amilia K. Spicer   Producer
Britta Phillips   Producer,drum machine
Mike Roth   Producer
Ian Fitchuk   Producer
Heidi Gluck   Producer
Justin Loucks   Producer
Brian Lebarton   Producer
Jeb Banner   Producer
Nathan Chapman   Producer
Carmen Townsend   Producer
Darren Gallop   Producer
Ashley Halsey   Booklet Design
Katy Horan   Paintings,Cover Art
Ray Ketchen   Producer
Joseph H. Spadaro   Producer,Liner Notes,Introduction

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