Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gillian Welch - "Revival" (1996)

The pastorale folk music that emerged from the rural prairies and wooded hills of America’s rustic yesteryear finds a new home to embody in the songs of Gillian Welch. Accompanied by her longtime musical partner David Rawlings, they create harmony that goes beyond voices and instruments and lets you see a soul that has been humbled by warmth and haunting honesty. Here on Revival, the T-Bone Burnett produced debut offering from Gillian, the pair are roving buskers on a road filled with rest stops and wrong turns that equally imbues their music with the bitters and the sweets. Each song walks a line where the slightest breathe could tip you towards damnation or eternal reprieve and every image is a blink away surrounding you with acorns and burning moonshine, old boxcars and fallen angels sitting in dusty rocking chairs waiting for salvation. -- Chris Baginski

1. "Orphan Girl" 3:56
2. "Annabelle" 4:02
3. "Pass You By" 3:56
4. "Barroom Girls" 4:12
5. "One More Dollar" 4:34
6. "By the Mark" 3:39
7. "Paper Wings" 3:56
8. "Tear My Stillhouse Down" 4:26 *
9. "Acony Bell" 3:05
10. "Only One and Only" 5:30

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