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Looking for a second Lucinda Williams album

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by SixShooter, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. SixShooter

    SixShooter Friend of Leo's

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    I have Car Wheels... and love it. I especially like the guitar work. What would be a good follow-up purchase?
     
  2. Vortexan

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    This one is my all time favorite one.
    Lucinda Williams is Lucinda Williams's third album. It was first released in 1988, then re-released with bonus tracks by KOCH International in 1998. Up to January 2000 it had sold close to 100,000 copies in America.[1]

    In 1994, "Passionate Kisses" won a Grammy for best country song for Williams as songwriter, which had been covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter, who also won a best female country vocal performance for the song the same year.[citation needed]

    It ranked number No.39 on Spin's 100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005.[2]


    All songs written by Lucinda Williams except where noted.

    "I Just Wanted to See You So Bad" – 2:25
    "The Night's Too Long" – 4:15
    "Abandoned" – 3:45
    "Big Red Sun Blues" – 3:27
    "Like a Rose" – 2:37
    "Changed the Locks" – 3:39
    "Passionate Kisses" – 2:35
    "Am I Too Blue" – 2:55
    "Crescent City" – 3:01
    "Side of the Road" – 3:27
    "Price to Pay" – 2:46
    "I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline)" (Chester Burnett) – 3:43
     
  3. TNO

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    I think "World Without Tears" is her best work. Her producer fought with her on that one to keep the arrangements simple and it's just raw emotion.
     
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    I really enjoy "Happy Woman Blues". The new 25th anniversary reissue of "Lucinda Williams" has a 2nd cd of live recordings from 1989. It is a very nice package.
     
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    Fillmore
    World Without Tears.
    Essence.
    West.

    Anything Pettibone plays on.

    Honestly, you can't go wrong anywhere.
     
  6. SixShooter

    SixShooter Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out.
     
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    I'd have to say that the album with the song 'Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings' is my second favourite album of hers after 'Car Wheels' (I think it was called World Without Tear but not 100% sure on that as I haven't had it out of the rack in a while.)
     
  9. goonie

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    The guitars on Car Wheels are just sublime. Great parts, beautifully produced. Steve Earle has been quoted as saying it was "the least amount of fun I’ve had working on a record" but somehow out of that tension they created a masterpiece.
     
  10. voodoo_idol

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    ^ This x 1000
     
  11. TelePhartz

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    I've gotten a lot of mileage out of "Little Honey". Great fun guitar work. Elvis Costello's cameo on Jailhouse Tears is worth the price of admission. "Blessed" is also good.

    Seems hard to go wrong with Lucinda W.
     
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    World Without Tears

    Lucinda is great and Doug Pettibone is awesome on this CD.

    I've seen Lucinda live with Doug twice and he is amazing
     
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    If you like the guitar work on Car Wheels, then you don't need another Lucinda album, you need a couple of Gurf Morlix albums.

    Gurf did all of Linda's guitar work until a few years ago and he's put out a couple of CDs and he's produced a number as well.
     
  14. Edgar Allan Presley

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    Lucinda Williams always plays with great guitar players. I love the Rough Trade record ("Lucinda Williams"), but for guitar work, I'd go with World Without Tears or Live at the Fillmore.
     
  15. Martin R

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    Essence is really good. We cover Out of Touch.
     
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    Another vote for the self titled album "Lucinda Williams." Chock full of great songs.
     
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    There is another version of Car Wheels produced by Gurf Morlix, which was never released. Lucinda scrapped it, re-recorded the album in Nashville and that was the end of their collaboration. That was 16 or 17 years ago. Gurf is an extremely tasteful player and a great producer. I'm a big fan of pretty much anything Gurf does musically.
     
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    Wow, according to the discography Gurf played the following on that album:

    Gurf Morlix – electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, electric slide guitar, harmony vocal, acoustic slide guitar

    But looking at Wikipedia (not always correct) I see:
     
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    Great Lucinda.

    One of the greatest live albums of all time is:

    The bonus live C.D. that comes with the special edition of Car Wheels. It has Bo Ramsey playing slide guitar on most of it. Just incredible.
     
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    Don't forget Sweet Old World either. Some great songs on there, like Pineola. But Car Wheels and Essence are my favourites. For some reason Essence just hits the spot for me as driving music.

    I really like parts of World Without Tears, but Real Live Bleeding Fingers is the only Lucinda song I can't stand, and others on that album seem like filler to me.

    I like Happy Woman and the self-titled album Lucinda Williams too.
     
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