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40 Days

The Wailin' JennysAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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The Wailin’ Jennys originated out of a guitar shop in Winnipeg in what was supposed to be a one-time performance, but since then have become one of the world’s premier acts in contemporary roots music. The original line-up consisting of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Cara Luft captured audiences with their obvious chemistry and stunning harmonies. The Wailin’ Jennys debut ... Read more in Amazon's The Wailin' Jennys Store

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  • Audio CD (August 10, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red House
  • ASIN: B0002IQGMQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,359 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Wailin' Jennys--Cara Luft, Nicky Mehta, and Ruth Moody--are three Canadian singer-songwriters with already established careers who first got together for a one-shot gig in 2002 and, to their surprise, discovered that their voices blended in an almost magical harmony. They decided to put their solo endeavors aside for a while to see where this gift would take them, and the appealing folk-pop vibe of 40 Days is the result. They perform an eclectic selection of material, including covers of John Hiatt's "Take It Down" and Neil Young's "Old Man" plus lovely versions of the old English folk songs "The Parting Glass" and "Saucy Sailor." However, it's the original songs that stand out most. As you would expect, each Jenny has a distinctive voice and writing style, but the amazing vocal harmonies help Luft's spiky, rock-inflected songs, Mehta's poetic and mysterious meditations, and Moody's lively Celtic-tinged melodies blend into a seamless whole. --Michael John Simmons

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly sounds from up North March 12, 2005
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What is it about Canada providing such fertile ground for great female singer/songwriters? From the peerless Joni Mitchell to the irresistible Lynn Miles (a new album is coming soon!!), there's also been such wonderful work from Susie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna), the Be Good Tanyas, the recent cd from the Duhks and, of course, the Wailin' Jennys.

Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, and Cara Luft-three Canadian singer/songwriters--have produced the harmony album of the year. Each has a distinctive voice and song writing tone. But, their affinity for each other, vocally, is amazing. A brilliant and lovely opening song, "One Voice" sets the perfect mood. Mostly excellent originals, they also perform several covers: a great version of Neil Young's "Old Man" which called to mind the harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash and a lovely take on John Hiatt's romantic "Take it Down." A couple of traditional tunes, as well, including a beautiful closing "The Parting Glass." Don't miss this one.

Cara Luft has left the Jennys and been replaced with Annabelle Chvostek. Let's hope the miraculous sounds and songwriting continue. In the meantime, go to the websites of the Wailin' Jennys, Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody. If you are as taken with them as I am, buy Ruth's MOODY, PENNER AND SWAIN (a celtic album of traditional tunes), Ruth's solo BLUE MUSE, Nicky's WEATHER VANE, and the Jennys' earlier EP. All of them are quite wonderful.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Amazing Voices. You must hear this...incredible! November 10, 2005
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I'm not a big fan of folk music (folk rock?) but the first time I heard the 'Jennys harmonizing on Radio Paradise, I immediately stopped what I was doing and purchased this album. Their 3 voices together create a most extraordinary sound, kind of like an acoustic female version of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (they even perform a fantastic cover of Young's "Old Man" on the album.) The recording absolutely shimmers, with tastefully sparse arrangements that do complete justice to the vocals. The original songs themselves are approachable, personal, and beautifully crafted. I don't think there's a slow moment on the whole album. Crank up the volume, close your eyes, and you will have chills running down your spine, guaranteed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a breath of fresh air that defies genre September 25, 2004
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Is it folk, is it alt-alt-country, or a triple dose of fine singer-songwriters weaving their considerable talents into one breathtaking recording? Well, it's all of the above and then some. With the hooks of Ruth Moody, the chops of Cara Luft, and the heart of Nicky Mehta, you end up with a multilayered and incredibly rich listening experience. The originals are strong, the covers (Neil Young's "Old Man", John Hiatt's "Take It Down" and a gorgeous traditional song/set closer "The Parting Glass" repossessed from the original owners, crisp production, solid and spare musicianship, and those achingly beautiful harmonies are not to be missed. And if you are within driving distance of a show, they are absolutely astonishing live. Nice people, too.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful harmonies, memorable songs, superb sound. August 15, 2004
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Here are my thoughts about "40 Days", the debut CD by The Wailin' Jennys, a teriffic group from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

One Voice. One my relatives who heard the this track as her first Jennys tune, was immediately struck by the beautiful vocals. It certainly makes for a good show opener.

Saucy Sailor is immediately appealing. The song hooked me totally in when the vocals kick in on "You are ragged love and you're dirty love." The "Lah dee dah" part at the end is really nice. I wish this song was twice as long!

Arlington compels me to listen, like I'm about to hear a story.

Beautiful Dawn. Tasty acoustic sounds. Sounds like it could get airplay on country radio. The woman from Festival Records (who I met at a bookstore Jennys concert) did mention that something from the album was already getting airplay on a country station.

Untitled. The catchy intro makes this song instantly memorable. An obvious Cara (Luft) song. Nice placing of the viola to add subtle colour.

This Is Where. Beautiful, tasty harmonics in this one. And the vocals are just lovely; expressive and sincere.

Old Man. I can recall waiting in the Grant Park McDonald's drive-through when this was played live on CBC radio in 03 or 02. I remember the idea was to cover a Neil Young song after something like an hour's notice, or something like that. It's well done and will provide an anchor for audience members who are seeing the Jennys for the first time and are unfamiliar with the repertoire.

Heaven When We're Home. Another tune that could get on country radio. Very nice fiddle playing. Sounds like a song the Indigo Girls could play.

Ten Mile Stilts. Wow. Loses none of its immediacy and intimacy. The vocals sound so personal.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful October 15, 2005
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43 year old grouch, softened beyond words, listening to this sweet, sweet music...thanks Ladies
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! April 26, 2006
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I also heard this group on Prairie Home Companion. I love the song selections. Many groups can deliver solid harmonies but these three feel like one voice singing three parts. The first sond on the CD that flows from one voice to "voices two" and "voices three" is very fitting. They are simply a breath of fresh air. I was mildly disappointed that one of the songs they did on the radio show was not on the album. Hopefully, there will be a newer cd coming out that picks it up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Another great album from a very talented group. I still prefer Bright Morning Stars over this album, but this has some truly great songs.
Published 10 days ago by TheUrbanRecluse
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wailin Jennys
Worth every penny. Not a bad song on the album. Buy it today, or try out one song, you won't regret it.
Published 17 days ago by Christy in Virginia
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have!
First found the Wailin' Jennys listening to a Pandora station. The music is good, the blending of the voices and harmonies are great - I highly recommend this one!
Published 1 month ago by James Blahovec
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovel transcendant musics
These ladies can sing and can play individually. Put 'em together, and they do all that and more. The albums has a number of memorable songs, but all of them feature great... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jamie Katz
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing musical experience!
I love the Wallin' Jennys and this is an exceptional compilation of choice picks that are diverse and musically interesting! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
This group has a very interesting sound. If you enjoy beautiful harmonies paired with some folk music that isn't over-done, then check these gals out.
Published 3 months ago by Crashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Love Love
Had it not been for Pandora Radio, I would have never listened to these gals... they are great folk music but even if you don't like folk, they are still worth listening too... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Erica Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voices and music.
Absolutely beautiful album. Ill be purchasing more Wallin' Jennys music. I bought this after i heard The Divers sing One Voice and it was worth every penny.
Published 5 months ago by caleb grefe
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I adore the Wailin' Jennys but this album lacked something, maybe the songs weren't what I thought they should sound like.
Published 5 months ago by Cheryl Showalter
5.0 out of 5 stars Used and perfect
This used Waitin Jenny's CD is perfect in every way. I was concerned buying used music but not so anymore.
Published 8 months ago by Buyer on Line
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