Lucinda Williams - Blessed
She is the three times Grammy award recipient and is the fully fledged American rock, folk, blues and country music singer and songwriter who has been in the music industry for over three decades and to date she has released three studio albums. Her music is timeless, classic and moves with the time that has the unique special appeal to even the youngsters out there on the rock and roll movement. To many of her staunch followers they will remember with her second album that was self titled Lucinda Williams
that had the track that was known as Passionate Kiss that garnered her very first Grammy Award. Known for working slowly, Lucinda recorded and released only one other album in the next several years (Sweet Old World in 1992) before her greatest success came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. This album presented a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country, and Americana into a more distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. It went gold and earned Lucinda another Grammy while being universally acclaimed by critics. Since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she has released a string of albums that have also been critically acclaimed, though none have sold in the numbers of her 1998 breakthrough. She was also named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002. As slow as she is she has managed to release her very own latest studio album she has just named “Blessed” a week back. In this 12 new tracks of this album that she wholeheartedly wrote, shows that as a seasoned artist she has managed to spread her wings by diversifying her sound to be fresher and appeal to her new fans as the market grows. Blessed opens with the gritty kiss-off "Buttercup" then moves seamlessly into the sultry blues of "Born To Be Loved".
Williams delves into a heavier subject as she questions the motives for a suicide on the hard-driving "Seeing Black", which features blistering guitar from Elvis Costello. The thoughtful title track slowly builds to a melodic climax as it offers an eye-opening look at what's right in front of us, but too often unnoticed. The poignant and powerful "Soldier's Song" simultaneously tells a tragic story of the soldier overseas and his wife and child back home. On the gorgeous "Kiss Like Your Kiss", Williams lays down one of the most beautiful and fragile vocals she has ever recorded. The original version of "Kiss Like Your Kiss" appeared on the True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series - Volume 2 and was just nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song written for motion picture, television or other visual media. It's nothing new to see Williams tug at the heartstrings and stimulate the mind with her songs, but there is a vibe throughout Blessed that is unique to this album in-particular. It's the sound of the wisdom and experience Williams has gained through her years as an uncompromising talent. Combine that with Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was at the helm, and something special is born. This very latest one was co-produced Blessed with Eric Liljestrand and Tom Overby, who co-produced Williams highly-praised “Little Honey
” (2008). Blessed features special guests Rami Jaffe on keyboards, Matthew Sweet on vocals Greg Leisz and Elvis Costello on guitar.
So what more would you like to have? Because this living legend from Louisiana never ceases to amaze when she does best at what we know of her best of doing…and that is bringing you the rocking sound of your life! To have this latest album together with the other previous ones, I suggest you log in now to our largest online shopping site wantitall.co.za to start placing an order before it gets too late.
Date Added: 08 March 2011 17:16:19