Lucinda Williams Blessed

Down Beat: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Over the past decade, Williams' songwriting has taken a turn toward the minimalist, and BLESSED pushes that to new levels."
Blessed
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  • Released: March 8, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Lost Highway

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.68
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Williams' wearied singing and rich guitar shadings from Greg Leisz and Elvis Costello bring out the emotionalism in an hour long set of often somber roots-rock songs."
Spin - p.85
"BLESSED feels more like a country-blues toast to the pissed-off side of interpersonal relations, set to coproducer Don Was' sturdy barroom roots rock."
Entertainment Weekly - p.75
"[S]he delivers heartfelt laments like 'I Don't Know How You're Livin'' with an impressive candor..." -- Grade: B-
Uncut - p.92
4 stars out of 5 -- "BLESSED is a powerful, vivid, highly emotive record. True happiness, it seems, suits her very well."
Down Beat - p.54
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Over the past decade, Williams' songwriting has taken a turn toward the minimalist, and BLESSED pushes that to new levels."
Billboard (p.32) - "Williams works her way through country, soul and the hymnal ambience of the title track, handling a broad range of emotional breadth with surprisingly supple dexterity."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.99
4 stars out of 5 -- "Vocally, Williams has never sounded better, whether wailing against a wash of amped-up guitars on the opening 'Buttercup' or achingly testifying on the slow burn strut of 'Convince Me.'"

Tracks:

  • 1.Buttercup
  • 2.I Don't Know How You're Livin'
  • 3.Copenhagen
  • 4.Born To Be Loved
  • 5.Seeing Black
  • 6.Soldier's Song
  • 7.Blessed
  • 8.Sweet Love
  • 9.Ugly Truth
  • 10.Convince Me
  • 11.Awakening
  • 12.Kiss Like Your Kiss

Product Description:

Personnel: Lucinda Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar); Greg Leisz (electric guitar, 12-string guitar, pedal steel guitar); Val McCallum (electric guitar, slide guitar, National guitar); Rami Jaffee (accordion, piano); David Sutton (upright bass, electric bass); Butch Norton (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Recording information: Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: James Minchin III.
Blessed is Lucinda Williams' tenth studio offering. The album was produced by Don Was with co-production from Eric Liljestrand and Tom Overby; the latter pair produced 2008's Little Honey. Like its predecessor, this one is full of guest appearances, including return cameos by Matthew Sweet, Elvis Costello (who plays a mean solo guitar on the set's fifth track "Seeing Black," written in memory of Vic Chesnutt) appears on a handful of songs, along with Rami Jaffee and Greg Leisz. The deluxe edition of the record -- both in physical (CD and LP) and digital forms -- carries a bonus disc entitled The Kitchen Tapes; the contents are the original raw demos Williams recorded while writing at her kitchen table.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,638
  • UPC: 602527629865
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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