Tuesday, February 23

The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams (2016)


"Lucinda Williams's second double album in two years is another fruitful collaboration with soundscaping guitarists Greg Leisz and Bill Frissell. But there's a noticeable shift  between this album and the last,  and not just because The Ghosts of Highway 20 is a concept album while 2014's Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (only loosely organized around a poem by Williams's late father) is not. The difference is in the songs, which return Williams to an expressively melancholic mode most thought she'd abandoned since finding the most steady romantic partner of her life  in producer Tom Overby. Which is to say they're heavy, both for their conceptually focused lyrics — evocations of “rundown motels and faded billboards” along the titular southern Interstate— and lumbering, lengthy, soul-draining composition. ..."
Slant
NPR
Pitchfork
YouTube: Lucinda Williams on 'The Ghosts of Highway 20' 10:03
YouTube: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Live), When I Look At The World, If There’s A Heaven
YouTube: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Full)
01 - Dust 02 - House Of Earth 03 - I Know All About It 04 - Place In My Heart 05 - Death Came 06 - Doors Of Heaven 07 - Louisiana Story 08 - Ghosts Of Highway 20 09 - Bitter Memory 10 - Factory 11 - Can't Close The Door On Love 12 - If My Love Could Kill 13 - If There's A Heaven 14 - Faith & Grace

2008 January: Lucinda Williams, 2010 May: Lucinda Williams - 1, 2011 March: Blessed, 2011 November: Austin, Texas, 1989, 2012 May: World Without Tears, 2012 October: Honky Tonk Women: The Changing Role of Women, 2013 January: "Can`t Let Go", "Pineola", "Changed the Locks", 2013 June: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, 2013 August: Essence (2001), 2015 November: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.

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