16 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

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4.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Bix171 ,

Great Idea

This is a great idea, updating an older album. The pre-release download "Six Blocks Away" is looser, funkier and has a really good guitar outro. Lu's voice, weathered and assured, interprets the song with a more world-weary feel, as if the years of introspection reveals a more mature sadness the youthful first version only hints at. Songs like "Sweet Old World" and "Pineola" fit right into the themes of despair that pervaded "The Ghosts Of Highway 20" and "West" and I think will only benefit from a refresh. I'm curious about how she will approach Nick Drake's "Which Will" this time. Questions: are the bonus tracks new or updates of songs that were cut from the original release? And why does Lu swap "He Never Got Enough Love" with "Drivin' Down A Dead End Street" (which I've never heard and which is also out of sequence from the original). God, September 29th can't get here fast enough.

jah tovah ,

Really Great

In response to Bradleyss the" huge fan", what shows have you been seeing? Lucinda's current band Buick 6 is smoking, and if you listen to the band rocking on "Prove My Love," and don't think it's awesome, well, I don't know. I saw them on tour last fall and thought it was sad that Lucinda actually had to read some of her lyrics, but the band is great and she still sounds great. I really love Stuart Mathis on guitar and David Sutton on bass. If you are a Lucinda fan you can't go wrong with this one!

Jeeper0425 ,

But why?

I love her artistry and always will, but I'm afraid the rationale for this project is lost on me. Why a studio remake? Why not just a recorded live performance?

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