Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams (CD, Jun-1998, Mercury)
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1. Right in Time
2. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
4. Drunken Angel
5. Concrete and Barbed Wire
6. Lake Charles
7. Can't Let Go
8. I Lost It
9. Metal Firecracker
11. Still I Long for Your Kiss
|Playing Time:||52 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Emmylou Harris, Roy Bittan, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Charlie Sexton, Jim Lauderdale, Ray Kennedy|
|Producer:||Roy Bittan, Lucinda Williams, Twangtrust|
Personnel: Lucinda Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro); Buddy Miller (acoustic & electric guitars, mando guitar, background vocals); Steve Earle (acoustic & resonator guitars, harmonica, background vocals); Gurf Morlix (6 & 12 string electric guitars, electric & acoustic slide guitars, background vocals); Charlie Sexton (electric & slide guitars, dobro); Johnny Lee Schell (electric & slide guitars, dobro); Bo Ramsey (electric & slide guitars); Ray Kennedy, Greg Leisz (12 string electric guitar, mandolin); Richard "Hombre" Price (dobro); Roy Bittan (accordion, Hammond B-3 organ, organ); Michael Smotherman (Hammond B-3 organ); John Ciambotti (acoustic & electric basses); Donald Lindley (drums, percussion); Jim Lauderdale, Emmylou Harris (background vocals).Principally recorded at Room And Board Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Can't Let Go" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.Personnel: Lucinda Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro); Lucinda Williams (guitar); Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale (vocals); Buddy Miller (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Steve Earle (guitar, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, harmonica); Gurf Morlix (guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar); Charlie Sexton (guitar, electric guitar, dobro); Johnny Lee Schell (electric guitar, slide guitar, dobro); Bo Ramsey (electric guitar, slide guitar); Greg Leisz (12-string guitar, mandolin); Ray Kennedy (12-string guitar); Roy Bittan (accordion, organ); John Ciambotti (bass guitar); Donald Lindley (drums, percussion).Audio Mixers: Jim Scott ; Ray Kennedy; Rick Rubin.Recording information: Room And Board Studio, Nashville, TN; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA.Photographers: Birney Imes; Alan Messer; Miller Williams.Williams's fans waited a long six years for this album, as Lucinda went through music business hassles and a revolving door of producers. The reward for their patience is an album full of rootsy, heartfelt observations that alternately rock and mourn. CAR WHEELS is full of songs about loss and longing, like "Metal Firecracker," "Drunken Angel" and "I Lost It," but even when she's bemoaning her own lack of happiness on the bluesy "Joy," she lets loose with so much passion that it seems inevitable she'll find her emotional center again.Produced largely by Steve Earle, CAR WHEELS is immersed in that late-'90s alt-country sound, full of slide guitar, accordion, dobro and other Americana touches. It's a tribute to Williams's unique artistic vision that she distinguishes herself from the No Depression crowd by virtue of her idiosyncratic songwriting. Full of lust, sadness and the occasional glimmer of hope, CAR WHEELS is one small step for Lucinda Williams and one giant leap for those tuned into her wavelength.
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- ezjohnnykJan 2, 2012by
Can't go wrong on Lucinda Williams, treat yourself.
I bought the cd because I love Lucinda Williams and did not know much of her earlier recordings, I do like her honesty in her songs, you can feel her emotions. Very happy with cd. I don't think Lucinda gets the recognition she deserves, if it wasn't for xm radio I would still not know about her.
- wellsboro_winer...Feb 12, 2008by
Like the jingle jangle of the Rickenbacker? Like Steve Earle? The Twangtrust? Emmylou Harris? Buddy Miller? Jim Lauderdale? Then you probably already have this CD? If not, buy it. It's much more than the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album it received. Folk? Nah. In Twang We Trust.
- davidboone09Dec 28, 2011by
Lucinda Williams has a unique style and voice. Everytime I heard a song that hooked me (I listen to XM Radio)it was always Lucinda Williams.
- p.c.pettyheadMay 4, 2010by
I LOVE LUCINDA!!
You can't go wrong with Lucinda Williams. I've been a fan since I saw her do Can't Let Go on Saturday Night Live back in the '90s. That song is on this cd along with 12 other gems like Joy, I Lost It, and Drunken Angel. If you are a fan, then you either have it or you need to get it. If you are curious about Lucinda, then don't be afraid to get it, you won't be disappointed. She's a blend of Rock, Folk, Country, Gospel, Blues, R&B, and Soul. You put all that together in the right amounts and add a huge amount of talent and originality you come up with someone like Lucinda Williams.
- 423judylyn565Nov 1, 2009by
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I listen to her on outlaw radio. I like her style of music. This CD has a good selection of her songs