13 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nanci Griffith's Intersection reflects the personal and political turmoil around her as she attempts to make sense of a world where even an established musician like herself has to adjust to a new music business order. Recorded at her home studio in Nashville with coproducers Pete and Maura Kennedy and Pat McInerney, Intersection features the rocked-up "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)" in both studio and live versions. Its anthemic quality is quite a departure from her usual level of measured introspection. It's a fun piece, but she still finds most of her shelter in the words of Blaze Foley's classic "If I Could Only Fly" and in the grey fields of "Bethlehem Steel," recounting how a 2003 mill shutdown left a hole in that Pennsylvania community. She brings her maturity to a reinvention of "Just Another Morning Here," a track more than 20 years old. "Bad Seed" takes an unflinching look at her own difficult upbringing. There's an old-time rock 'n' roll bounce in its acoustic performance, reminiscent in part of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open My Door."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nanci Griffith's Intersection reflects the personal and political turmoil around her as she attempts to make sense of a world where even an established musician like herself has to adjust to a new music business order. Recorded at her home studio in Nashville with coproducers Pete and Maura Kennedy and Pat McInerney, Intersection features the rocked-up "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)" in both studio and live versions. Its anthemic quality is quite a departure from her usual level of measured introspection. It's a fun piece, but she still finds most of her shelter in the words of Blaze Foley's classic "If I Could Only Fly" and in the grey fields of "Bethlehem Steel," recounting how a 2003 mill shutdown left a hole in that Pennsylvania community. She brings her maturity to a reinvention of "Just Another Morning Here," a track more than 20 years old. "Bad Seed" takes an unflinching look at her own difficult upbringing. There's an old-time rock 'n' roll bounce in its acoustic performance, reminiscent in part of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open My Door."

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