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1000 Kisses

April 9, 2002

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  • Original Release Date: April 9, 2002
  • Label: ATO Records
  • Copyright: (P) 2002 ATO Records
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  • Total Length: 39:41
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  • ASIN: B001BTHBZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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83 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin's warm and welcome "Kisses" April 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I attended a concert earlier tonight at Joe's Pub here in NYC where Griffin performed most of the tracks from 1000 KISSES live. That, after weeks of daily aural intake of an advance copy of the CD. Seeing Griffin perform live will always be one of my favorite things. Greedily, I always leave her shows wanting more. But, happily, I'm always filled to brimming with the quality and honesty of what she delivered.
I've been hooked on this remarkably talented artist's music since the folky LIVING WITH GHOSTS was released nearly 6 years ago. FLAMING RED came two years later and shared a similar quality of songwriting with its predecessor, albeit with a bigger, bolder sound behind it than LIVING WITH GHOSTS.
Now, 1000 KISSES curls easily into the ear with a little of both those previous outings evident.
Before the wrapper is even off the CD, the first thing most listeners will notice is that 1000 KISSES offers the fewest vocal tracks from a Griffin album to date (Track 10 is an instrumental reprise of "Mil Besos," which I'll get to later). But Griffin has never been one to opt for quantity over quality, which one would be foolish to hold against her when what she presents is so solid and whole just as it is. As has been happily reported in industry magazines, this is undoubtedly Griffin's most honest and emotional album yet. And that's saying a lot considering how much those qualities were already evident in her previous work.
A number of fans balked at the forward-thinking approach to production on FLAMING RED, complaining it was too beefy, too rocky. Those folks should be pleased to know that the production this time around certainly leans more toward the organic sound of Griffin's debut CD.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, Spare, Accoustic Gem July 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
On "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin manages the difficult trick of producing a hard-hitting album of accoustic songs. Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" has always been the benchmark for such efforts, and "1000 Kisses" stands up nicely next to that masterpiece. Griffen even covers The Boss's song "Stolen Car" from his album "The River" and manages to move it into "Nebraska" territory. Of the original songs on the album, the opener "Rain" sets the tone, while "Making Pies," "Long Ride Home," and "Nobody's Crying" are the other gems.
Emmylou Harris puts in a guest appearance, which is fitting since the sound of this album somewhat resembles Harris's recent solo work. The only drawbacks are the album's brevity (10 songs, less than 40 minutes) and the fact that the last two cuts, the Spanish language version of the title track and a short instrumental number, really don't work. Otherwise, this album is as haunting as any that has been released in the last few years.
Overall, an accoustic tour-de-force from an artist with talent to burn.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1000 Kisses couldn't be sweeter April 11, 2002
By toddw
Format:Audio CD
It was a long wait, but the new release by Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses, is a lyrical and musical masterpiece. Easily the most powerful release of this year, or perhaps of many years, it is a bold display of complex lyrics, textured arrangements and a singing voice that strings the listener along, begging for more. One of the many highlights for me is the opening track Rain, it starts softly, builds in complexity, with beautiful spiraling layers of music and vocals rich with emotion, letting one down gently again at the end, like a roller coaster. Patty Griffin again shows with Stolen Car that only she can sing a Bruce Springsteen song better than the Boss himself. But it is the originals that steal the show on 1000 Kisses. Making Pies, Be Careful, Long Drive Home, with otherworldly harmonies from Emmylou Harris and the stellar Nobody's Crying pack enough emotional punch to keep one listening to this CD over and over again. I cannot say enough about the quality of this singer and this recording. I just hope that we don't have to wait as long for the next one, I wish someone could/would release Silver Bell!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty returns to her roots May 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
So my story with Patty Griffin is I saw her at a Landmine Benefit concert in Chicago. I swore before the concert I knew all the performers, although I could not name a song by Patty. Then she sang her first song of the night. Afterwards, my beloved Steve Earle said "Yikes!" before he tried one of his own songs, realizing what a formidable act he had to follow. I realized I had never seen or heard of Patty before, and I had to have more. I bought Living with Ghosts, and fell in love with the album, in particular the song Sweet Lorraine. However, with 1000 Kisses, in my humble opinion, Patty surely bests Living with Ghosts. Thanks to Dave Matthews for rescueing Patty from record label limbo. I love this album. My favorite song is "Long Way Home", a song of total irony. Here is a sad song about a funeral and burying a love of 40 years, and my 6 year old daughter is dancing a jig to it. "Be Careful" is a total chick song - who hasn't felt so vulnerable when in love. The mournful tune "Rain" breaks my heart while Patty's voice soars. "Tomorrow Night" puts most broken-hearted lounge singers to shame. "Chief" boasts a Dave-Matthews style tempo change as it ruminates on the dreamer in us all. Patty, with the voice from heaven, has crafted one of her finest albums yet!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying
Some of the best refreshing writing I've ever heard. I saw her on either Palladia or AXS with Emmylou Harris and then downloaded a few songs to hear what else she had and now... Read more
Published 1 month ago by John G Ortis
5.0 out of 5 stars no no
Since then, they've lived in Mexico...Nicaragua...Panama...and Ecuador...and have traveled to dozens more places as IL correspondents. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary F. Brothers
5.0 out of 5 stars the BEST!
One ofmy all time favorte albums, Patty has a fantastic voice which is showed off to perfection on this must have album
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's The Red Hotness
Where's the Flaming Red Hotness that I first heard and love? This one is ok, but not great. I still love Patty and am a fan.
Published 3 months ago by T M Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great album
I love this album. I have purchased it twice because I misplaced it, and i would purchase it a hundred more times. Patty is so talented as a songwriter and a performer.
Published 5 months ago by Kathleen Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing singer-songwriter acoustic album
The only other Patty Griffin recording I have is Living with Ghosts, and I was looking for something with the same spirit. Indeed, I found it with 1000 Kisses. Read more
Published 5 months ago by PjMod10
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystalline voice of folk
Sweet, deep, folk and even jazz and a bolero.
Mature artist. She is Intelligent and there is not a banal word in her whole lyrics. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gabriel Borén Iglesias
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you!
this has become one of my favourite CD's. thank you so much for putting this up for sale on amazon! it defiantly has a good home.
Published 7 months ago by KELLY LYNN CRAFTS
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good album
After getting the wonderful "Living with Ghosts" I got this highly recommended album. It is very good and recommend it highly.
Published 12 months ago by Robert Kernechel
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply exquisite in every way
Patty Griffin is one of those artists that get into your head and stay - and are most welcome. Her songwriting is, at it's best, up there alongside Lori McKenna and Joni Mitchell,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Peter in the Garden
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