Forget About Itby Alison Krauss
FORGET ABOUT IT opens with a beautiful, pleading love song titled "Stay," which features Krauss's crystalline soprano in a performance so delicate and fragile it recalls the McGarrigle Sisters at their most penetrating. Her quiet, contemplative, and deeply felt reading is aided by Jerry Douglas's sensitive Dobro soloing, lending a stark ambiance to the whole affair. "Stay" sets the stage for ten more well-crafted songs that look deep inside lovers. Todd Rundgren and Michael McDonald are among the more familiar songwriters, but Nashville veteran Hugh Prestwood outshines them all with "Ghost in This House." In a measured tone that's a marvel of barely contained emotional tumult, Krauss illuminates this devastating chronicle of a marriage gone sour. Produced by Krauss, FORGET ABOUT IT augments an acoustic sound with extra musicians and background singers for a bit of pop sheen but doesn't undermine the country and folk feel. Every note Krauss sings comes from deep inside her own soul, and the result is remarkable and mesmerizing. Forget about it? Impossible.
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Performance CreditsAlison Krauss Primary Artist,Fiddle,Strings,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Sam Bush Mandolin,Slide Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Dolly Parton Vocal Harmony
Lyle Lovett Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings Piano
Jim Keltner Drums
Barry Bales Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Vocal Harmony
Ron Block Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Evelyn Cox Vocal Harmony
Sidney Cox Vocal Harmony
Suzanne Cox Vocal Harmony
Viktor Krauss Acoustic Bass
Kenny Malone Drums
Joey Miskulin Accordion
Dan Tyminski Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Pat Bergeson Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Technical CreditsAlison Krauss Producer
Thomas "Snake" Johnson Engineer
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Nancy Given Art Direction
Sandy Jenkins Engineer
Pat Bergeson Composer
Thomas Johnson Engineer
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All of Alison Krauss's music is good, but this album is exceptional. She blends modern sounds and traditional sounds to form a unique recording. I love every song on this album.
Here's a wonderful collection of soothing melodies with gripping harmonies. I really love this cd.
Another CD collection to keep.
This is an awesome CD. Alison has done it again. This is by far my favorite of hers and I just about have them all. ''Dreaming My Dreams With You'' is so hauntingly beautiful. ''That Kind of Love'' is classic 'Alison'. I love all the songs. What value there is in this selection of music as the whole thing is great. Not a lousy song on the whole CD. Not even a half way bad one! All the song selections Alison has chosen for this CD are perfect and all have the same theme for the most part...love lost. And the way Alison sings, the love is soooooo lost! You feel it down to your toes. She is a great music producer. 5 stars isn't enough...I give it 10 stars...two thumbs up...do you get the message?!
Almost ten years later and this album is still going strong. It's tough not to love every second of this one, and I still think it's one of, if not the, best album of hers. It's not something you should put on in the background; it deserves your full attention. Sit down with a drink and enjoy.
Alison Krauss has once again delivered a truly remarkable album. This is the best one yet. I have every Alison Krauss cd in print and she is still finding songs full of sorrow and despair. How many more can there be? Let's hope there are tons more, so she can keep making great recordings . All I can say is that Krauss just keeps getting better. Keep up the great work!
The harmonies on MAYBE are as smooth as any you will ever hear. This record never gets old and is Alison at her best. Her voice is pure and sensual. A definite Must Own album.
If you're thirty-something (a bit beyond the old series), and you want to hear someone of our generation, whatever the genre, who 'can make any song her own', here's my candidate.
Allison has such a great voice to mix with fiddle and cello etc. Even the worst song on her previous album is better than any of the songs on this new album. I hope she realizes that she is wasting a true one of a kind sound for this new, much duplicated, pop sound. I am not going to buy this one.