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Gold
     

Gold

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by Ryan Adams
 

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The alternative country field has been bountiful in 2001 -- with standout releases from Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, among others -- but the rising star of Ryan Adams is without question the year's big story. Adams, who got his start with North Carolina heroes Whiskeytown, made his solo debut in 2000 with the aching tales on

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The alternative country field has been bountiful in 2001 -- with standout releases from Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, among others -- but the rising star of Ryan Adams is without question the year's big story. Adams, who got his start with North Carolina heroes Whiskeytown, made his solo debut in 2000 with the aching tales on Heartbreaker, which earned him mountains of critical praise and expanded upon his cult fan base. Now inked to the prestigious, artist-driven country label Lost Highway, he broadens his horizons on the richly hued, 70-minute Gold, on which he's assisted by a cast including Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz, and longtime producer Ethan Johns. While country in flavor, the album casts a wide net that encompasses lots of classic rock touchstones, echoing Dylan and the Band here (the organ-driven single "New York, New York"), Lou Reed and the Stones there ("Nobody Girl"), and the genre-blending spirit of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons throughout. Unlike the relatively spare Heartbreaker, for every tug of the heartstrings like the solemn piano ballad "Sylvia Plath" or the quiet shuffle "Wild Flowers," there's a resounding rocker like the organ-fueled romp "Gonna Make You Love Me." Sprinkled in the mix are touches of gospel and soul, on tracks such as "The Rescue Blues" and "Touch, Feel & Lose," making Gold not simply a standout album of its genre but one of the year's best records.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Lost Highway
UPC:
0008817025629
catalogNumber:
170256

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ryan Adams   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Julianna Raye   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Bucky Baxter   Steel Guitar
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jennifer Condos   Bass
Ethan Johns   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Celeste,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Vibes,chamberlain,Mandocello
Rob McDonald   Choir, Chorus
Sid Paige   Concert Master
Adam Duritz   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
C.C. White   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Soloist
Milo Decruz   Bass
Keith Hunter   Choir, Chorus
Chris Stills   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Andre "Big Dre" Carter   Trumpet
Richard Causon   Piano
Kamasi Washington   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Frank Callari   Artist Development
Ethan Johns   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Steven Rhodes   Engineer
Ryan Adams   Art Direction
Karen Naff   Art Direction

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Gold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard so much about Ryan Adams that I just have to find out what all the noise was about; I finally got the CD, I can I even start to tell how much I love the entire CD. The vocals, lyrics and melodies are beautiful. My favorite song is “When the stars go blue”. Ryan Adams sound kind of remains me of Van Morrison, who is a God.I strongly recommend this album!