Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.80 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Carry Me Back

Old Crow Medicine ShowAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Price: $10.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 14 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to Cloud Player.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 12 Songs, 1 Digital Booklet, 2013 $7.99  
Audio CD, 2012 $10.93  
Vinyl, 2012 $20.98  
Audio Cassette --  

Amazon's Old Crow Medicine Show Store

Music

Image of album by Old Crow Medicine Show

Photos

Image of Old Crow Medicine Show

Videos

Artist Video

Biography

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to ... Read more in Amazon's Old Crow Medicine Show Store

Visit Amazon's Old Crow Medicine Show Store
for 7 albums, 7 photos, 6 videos, and 6 full streaming songs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Carry Me Back + O.C.M.S. + Tennessee Pusher
Price for all three: $33.39

Buy the selected items together
  • O.C.M.S. $10.69
  • Tennessee Pusher $11.77


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 17, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ato Records
  • ASIN: B0082LUEJQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,435 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Carry Me Back to Virginia
2. We Don't Grow Tobacco
3. Levi
4. Bootlegger's Boy
5. Ain't it Enough
6. Mississippi Saturday Night
7. Steppin' Out
8. Genevieve
9. Country Gal
10. Half Mile Down
11. Sewanee Mountain Catfight
12. Ways of Man

Editorial Reviews

2012 album from the acclaimed string band. Carry Me Back is the band's fourth studio album, and first since 2008's Tennessee Pusher, and features 12 brand-new tracks that sonically span the band's career while still pushing them forward in new directions as musicians and songwriters. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium studios in Nashville. Carry Me Back was produced by Ted Hutt.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Nostalgic, Alt-Bluegrass Americana July 17, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
Old Crow Medicine Show's hiatus didn't last long: announcing the break around August 2011 only for it to be concluded by December 2011. The hiatus came with change though -- founding member Willie Watson and mandolist Cory Younts parted ways with the band, and founding member Chris Fuqua rejoined for recording. Even though the member lineup may have changed, the band's sound for CARRY ME BACK stayed largely the same (Willie is featured on many of these tracks).

Marked with stand-up bass, fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars, Old Crow Medicine Show has a very old-timey sound. The band pulls the sound off well, pleasing both fans of folk and bluegrass. Opening and title track "Carry Me Back" is a brisk, bluegrass tune that is both a great way to start the album and good message-statement to the world. The album follows the pace set by this title track: CARRY ME BACK stays upbeat, and its brisk pace makes the album over before you even know it. That's not too say the album feels too brief (the album is 37:01) -- it just feels like a bunch of friends having a good time. When the band slows its pacing for a few songs, it's to good effect ("Genevieve" and "Ways of Man.") While the band feels somewhat anachronistic in the modern day, they do a good job sounding like authentic pre-World War II musicians.

CARRY ME BACK will please both newcomers to the band and longtime listeners. Fans of the folk-based sides of Mumford and Sons, Trampled by Turtles, and the Avett Brothers might enjoy what Old Crow Medicine Show has to offer. This album also marks a good place to start listening to the band -- even though the music is very niche, it's very accessible. However, if you weren't convinced by the band's past work, this album won't change your mind.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEAR MUSIC APPRECIATORS August 2, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Dear Music Appreciators,

I know of a pretty famous and oft-awarded pop bluegrass band that uses multiple lead singers, and honestly I get nervous whenever they switch away from their star vocalist because I'm afraid I'm not going to like those songs as much. Not so with Old Crow Medicine Show. For one thing, this isn't pop bluegrass is it - this sounds like some kind of cocaine fueled punk rock hillbilly house party.

OCMS seem to be a band in the best sense of the word. Not only are the members playing and harmonizing like a tightly-knit family, but they also have three outstanding lead vocalists - kind of like an all male redneck Fleetwood Mac I guess...but hopefully without the affairs. ..

There is an urgency, confidence, and authenticity to this music that is contagious. Notice the double-time tempo right out of the gate on album opener (and title song) "Carry Me Back." On "We Don't Grow Tobacco" there is something haunting about the singer's swaggering sadness, and when I heard the lines "I would chop that wicked weed / till our hands and fingers bleed / working like a mule, maybe more" I knew I would be hooked for the rest of the album. Then comes "Levi" - a touching, down-home, sing-along story song about Iraq war casualty Leevi Barnard. Three songs, three different flavors, not a phony second to be found - it's appropriate that the band name contains the word "show" - because just like an old-timey variety show the band seems to be care that its audience has a good time and there is a little something for everyone here.

And that's just the first quarter of the album.

This album made me feel like I was wearing a wife-beater with my hair slicked back and a cigarette behind my ear driving a beat up classic car fast down a dirt road in the deep south with the windows down.

Buy this, and get in touch with your inner hillbilly.

Sincerely,

Constant Listener
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A band in transition July 18, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Garrison Keillor calls them an old-timey band, and that they are. It's bittersweet to hear this record and know that their sound will be significantly different from now on.

My personal favorite is Big Iron World, and this CD is not up to that level. Carry Me Back focuses more on the sizzling fiddle and less on the soaring harmonies. However, it's a good time, and there really isn't a weak track in the bunch.

The title track, Carry Me Back to Virginia, is written from the perspective of a soldier who fought with his brother in the Civil War. Track 3, Levi, extends the theme by portraying a country boy who fought and died in Iraq. Although the songs deal with classic tragic themes, the music is lively and inspiring. In fact, many of the songs here are pretty downbeat if you just focus on the lyrics, but the music lifts you up.

My favorite song is Country Gal. It is the lightest in tone and comes out of nowhere with a snippet of Hey Good Lookin' by Hank Williams. I love songs that you can sing along to the very first time you hear them.

The songs on this album reward continued listening. The lyrics are strong. These boys tell a good story, and each song is really a little party. The exception would be the final song, Ways of Man, which is more reflective and much quieter. It's an interesting way to end the album.

My favorite part of this band are the harmonies. You can't really get much better than OCMS singing I Hear Them All. The harmonies here are not as sustained or jubilant. Still a worthy addition to their canon. I really hope the group can evolve after the departure of Watson and Younts. Nobody else really does music the way they do, they have created their own niche. Mumford and Sons, Trampled by Turtles, Avett Brothers have similar characteristics, but to my mind OCMS inhabits "old-timey" like no one else.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love the cd..
this was a gift for my husband he loves this group i tell everyone about amazon and how well pleased i am with them
Published 3 days ago by kimberly
5.0 out of 5 stars Love trip down memory lane
Love this trip down memory lane for sure. What's not to love? Enjoying it, and you can hear it all over my house!!
Published 5 days ago by Doris Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tour de Force of Southern music
I will admit that I've only recently fully delved into the experience that is Old Crow Medicine Show. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Skurat
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one amazing album!
If you like true folk/bluegrass/americana this is the right CD. The song line-up is crafted perfectly to give the CD a good feel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Danner Day II
1.0 out of 5 stars pfft lies
No crows and no travelling medicine salesman touting his wares. Sick of being lied to by these corporate pig dogs.
Published 1 month ago by StuRob
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best.
Just the album you want to listen to on a Mississippi Saturday Night. No matter your preferred style of music this album is a must have.
Published 2 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Crows flying high
Great stuff from Old Crows yet again.If your a fan of country or bluegrass and haven't tried this band yet.... do so. Recommended.
Published 2 months ago by paulie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but different
Was great musically, but different direction in song selection. Not what I expected from this group. I would recommend it however.
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth A. McClure
4.0 out of 5 stars Best in Bluegrass
The Best in Bluegrass sums up OCMS. Great lyrics and true harmony. A good cd but they are even better in person.
Published 3 months ago by danny
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album
Yet another fantastic album. These guys definitely don't disappoint, I highly recommend this CD. This arrived on time and in perfect condition.
Published 4 months ago by Liza
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa67abcfc)

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category