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American Kid

Patty GriffinAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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New West Records is proud to announce that Patty Griffin will release her new album, American Kid, on May 7. The album, co-produced by Griffin and Craig Ross, is her seventh and first for New West. It is her first album of mainly new material since the acclaimed Children Running Through in 2007. In between then and now, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church in 2010 and became a ... Read more in Amazon's Patty Griffin Store

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  • Audio CD (May 7, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New West
  • ASIN: B00BPXKWCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,174 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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New West Records is proud to present Patty Griffin s 2013 album, American Kid. The album, co-produced by Griffin and Craig Ross, is her seventh and first for New West. It is her first album of mainly new material since the acclaimed Children Running Through in 2007. In between then and now, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church in 2010 and became a member of Band of Joy alongside Robert Plant.

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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin - In the name of the father May 13, 2013
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For the first time since 2007's "Children Running Through" Patty Griffin has recorded an album of original material and its quiet wonder. "American Kid" is an album of songs largely dedicated to her extraordinary father, a former Second World War veteran, Trappist monk and parent of seven and is a deeply personal statement which in turn makes for one of her finest and most introspective records. Her voice throughout is in turns sweet, haunting and pristine and she is backed by a variety of premier division musicians not least North Mississippi Allstars/brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson and fellow Band of Joy member Robert Plant. Indeed there has been much online speculation about whether Percy and Patty are married or not? Griffin has recently dismissed this but they are clearly soul mates and Plant sings backing on three of the album tracks.

Griffin bookends this album with two songs about the death of her father that are raw yet considerably lifted by her searing vocals. The album commences with open-hearted "Go Wherever You Wanna Go." infused with lines which reference her fathers life and a nod to his journey to a higher spiritual plane. It is a genuinely lovely feast but is easily matched by the closing sweet melancholy of the bluesy "Gonna Miss You When You're Gone," where she wears a broken heart on her sleeve and we respond by trying to hide that large lump in our throats. In between Griffin shows that she is now every bit the equal of the great country singers like Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris with some stellar songs. One of these is a superb duet with Plant on "Ohio" a haunting alt country lament with an excellent accompanying video.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! May 8, 2013
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It's all Patty! Sweet and beautiful. Kinda disagree with the review about the album being hum-ho. I loooove a good sad song and Patty can break your heart. I bawl every time I listen to Wild Old Dog. Awesome! If you're a Patty fan, I think you'll agree this one's a keeper.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece! May 8, 2013
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I can't stop listening to this. I think it's her finest hour without a doubt and I disagree about Robert Plant getting in the way -I think his presence is a subtle one that adds to 3 beautiful songs but clearly this is Patty's album! I love every song and all but one were written by Patty herself making this a creative, artistic joy and success. Buy it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I've been through the album a number of times now, as I am an avid fan of Patty Griffin. This album hooked me from the beginning and just keeps getting better as I hear it. Here, you can find the "stripped down" Patty Griffin without all the backup instruments. It's predominantly Patty, her guitar, some rhythm and some harmony. The harmony is provided by Robert Plant. I'm not convinced he's the best choice, and like another reviewer stated, I did find it distracting. At first, anyway. As I settled into the tempo of the songs, the combined efforts began to grow on me. I'd still love to hear Patty do these songs as a soloist but I no longer want to boot Robert Plant off the album. Overall, I find this album to be a great evolution in Patty's work. For those fans more familiar with recent albums "Downtown Church" and "A Thousand Kisses" the feel of this album will probably come as a shock. But if you're familiar with her earlier work "Living with Ghosts" or the (officially unreleased) "Silverbells" this album sounds like coming home again.

The album, in order:
The album starts out strong with "Go Wherever you Wanna Go" and "Don't Let me Die in Florida." Solid lyrics, emotional songs, strong beats. "Ohio" slows things way down but captures that beautiful pacing Patty does so well. "Wild Old Dog" speeds things back up again. Not a huge fan of this song; it feel abrupt after the pacing of "Ohio." But again, the lyrics are solid and the song tells a great story. "Mom and Dad's Waltz" feels a bit out of place in the order of the album but strikes me as a very personal statement and showcases the way Patty weaves in and around things in a song. "Faithful Son" is one of my favorites on this album. Again, a great story and an emotional song.
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The correct file is now available for download.

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Original Post:
See the MP3 tracks 7 & 8? They're both 4:22 in length. You can click "play" and hear that they are the same song. That is, Highway Song is missing. You can download all other tracks and wait until Amazon fixes Highway Song, or you might just consider downloading the song from somewhere else. It's up to you: I just think more people should know this, since Amazon's tech has yet to fix it. I'll try to keep my eyes out and delete this review (if that's even possible) once it's fixed.

Uhm, on another note, since I am commenting - the album is awesome, classic Patty. It hearkens back to Impossible Dream, which is her best album, in my opinion. The song Faithful Son is particularly good, as is Wild Old Dog. Yup.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing June 18, 2013
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Let me start by saying that I believe Patty Griffin is one of the finest singers and songwriters of all time. I believe her voice is among the greatest instruments in music history. It aches, it soothes, it soars. Her writing is incredible. It cuts deep, it makes observations others cannot, her melodies are amazingly beautiful. She is truly a great artist.

I have been a fan for more than a decade now and I obsess about her career. 1,000 Kisses quickly became a fixture in my listening and I viewed it as one of the greatest albums of all time. Impossible Dream was great but couldn't match her previous release's amazing beauty. She didn't release another album for awhile and I expected her impact to lessen as often happens, but when I heard "Children Running Through" my fandom soared. She had done the impossible and topped her previous peak with a sprawling, gorgeous group of songs that flowed beautifully. It rocked some ("Getting Ready") but more often it touched your heart. "No Bad News", "Heavenly Day", "Trapeze" and "Up To The Mountain" immediately became classics as great and timeless as anything she had ever done. Yet with songs like "Stay on the Ride" and "Someone Else's Tomorrow" she was still pushing boundaries and trying new things.

After that album, she did a gospel record, mostly covers, called "Downtown Church". It was fine for what it was but it really wasn't a true Patty Griffin album, given the style and the amount of original material. Finally after a hiatus playing with Robert Plant, Patty was putting out a new album of primarily original material. I was excited.

After listening to the album many times, I cannot remain as excited.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Beautiful music by Patty Griffin, this has inspired me to seek out more of her records.
Published 20 days ago by Geoffrey Suthon
5.0 out of 5 stars best patty album yet
Great new album by patty. Sounds even better on vinyl,.n't wait for what she does next. Robert plant's contributions are a welcome bonus, pe
Published 1 month ago by Brian D. Nelson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not her best.
Published 1 month ago by ididitgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin does it again!
May I say I am a big fan of hers. I listen and it transports me somewhere else. She writes a great song and is a fine storyteller with imagery and the emotions we all feel in our... Read more
Published 4 months ago by by Paula S
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting
She's got such an amazing voice. I was listening to a streaming radio station at work and one of her songs came on. I had to stop and look to see who it was singing right away. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts me at ease
I wish I would have heard her music years ago. Simple and so easy to listen to. Buy all her albums
Published 5 months ago by John G Ortis
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
Each song could stand alone, but each song together makes it a masterpiece! I love her writing talent, singing talent, and crisp clean playing talent. Read more
Published 5 months ago by wave on wave
5.0 out of 5 stars another great one from Patty
I am a big fan of Ms.Griffin for many reasons cheif among them she doesn't repeat herself. Each track stands on it's own merit.
Her duet with Mr. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Frances Cowan
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Patty Griffin
I have all of Patty's music. Her voice is so rich - raspy to soft and sweet, from ballad to soul.
Published 7 months ago by Meg
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin has an excellent voice
I love this cd and I play it in my car often. She has a wonderful voice and I love the selection of songs.
Published 7 months ago by ArtsyGruetz
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