QUE LINDA LUCINDA
Seriously one of my all-time favorite albums gets DELUXE treatment.
AND Lucinda releases WEST, first album out in three years.
I first heard Drunken Angel while at local Johnny Cash bar, The Mean Eyed Cat.
It was a life altering experience at the bar that night, while Willis kept the dollars coming so my friends and I could entertain him with our jukebox selections. I picked the title track, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. And believe you me I busted out my own version with all I had.....something about it makes me feel so much. But there is nothing like Lucinda's passion and style to intoxicate us with her gritty and bittersweet groans.
Hank Williams and Rick Rubin are in on this remastered version, along with Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and Steve Earle. Sound Magical? It is. Like how I felt when I first heard Lucinda sing.....
Sun came up it was another day
And the sun went down you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar?
Why'd you ever let it go that far?
The harmonica takes me even further into the longing, thanks to the All American Boy. What can I really say, when the music does it all for me.
This album is like a rainstorm soaked pair of overalls that I can't wait to put back on.
.....after all the dirt turns to mud and dries up it's even better.
The 2 CD set includes concert footage and live recordings from WXPN's World Cafe. It's also lovingly dedicated to Lucinda's favorite percussionist, Donald Lindley who passed onto the other side.
"You're on the other side."
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Gorgeous and Tragic.
True and Implied.
Brutal and Delicate.