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Getting Somewhere

Allison MoorerAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Making sense of things isn’t always easy. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer knows this, for sifting through life’s various complexities can make for a good song and even better story. On “Sorrow (Don’t Come Around),” one of the starkly candid songs on Moorer’s forthcoming effort, Crows, she hints at a hidden optimism that sometimes is ignored or forgotten. ... Read more in Amazon's Allison Moorer Store

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  • Audio CD (June 13, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • ASIN: B000FFL3B0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Marriage to Steve Earle (who produced this album) seems to have inspired the musical emancipation of Allison Moorer. Whereas her earliest releases seemed to balance commercial country potential with alt-country attitude, her sixth album achieves a different sort of balance--between fuzztone guitars (which variously recall garage bands, grunge, and Neil Young's work with Crazy Horse) and Beatlesque melodies, hooks, and harmonies. The music would be hard to classify as country, but is difficult to resist. Rather than extending the tradition of Patsy Cline or Dolly Parton, the ebullient propulsion of the opening "Work to Do" and "Fairweather" reminds one more of the Go-Go's and the Bangles. Following the chamber strings and double-tracked vocals that enhance "Where You Are," the intro to "Take It So Hard" pays homage to "Wild Thing," rock at its most primitive. For all of the music's surface catchiness, the writing is some of Moorer's deepest to date, from the bittersweet yearning of "You'll Never Know" and introspective balladry and spiritual refrain of "Hallelujah" to the closing title track's folkish prayer of perseverance. While her soulful singing and Southern accent remain undiminished, the results sound less like a musical progression for Moorer than a fresh start. --Don McLeese

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In a sea of very serious singer/songwriters, Allison Moorer hits a career high with an upbeat, infectious pop album in Getting Somewhere. Getting Somewhere is the sound of Allison Moorer finding her voice, finding her faith, finding her peace. Getting Somewhere means looking inward, confronting the past and forging a glad present and a hopeful future. In the process, she takes her artistry to the next level and revolutionizes her life. Produced by Steve Earle. ''Moorer's voice is a slow, side-of-the-mouth drawl one part bourbon, one part molasses'' -Rolling Stone

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a Shame June 20, 2006
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Alison has such a lovely voice that it is a shame that it gets so covered up by Steve's production. A rather muddy sound to this -- which may fit Steve's style in some cases, but not in what Allison does best ... which is to let her lyrics work their magic while that beautiful voice is clear and up front. The lyrics are even less clear on this album than has been the case on several of her recent songs.

It takes a lot of listening to get what Allison has to say, and she is an excellent lyricist with some of the most powerful songs in today's country-Americana field. But as one commentator says, she is allowing herself to drift too much towards pop. And that is just not her best metier. Compare the placement of her voice on this album with that of Brandi Carlile on her recent CD. What a shame that Steve did so badly by this wonderful talent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than meets the eye October 5, 2006
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At first listen, 'Getting Somewhere' plays like an Allison Moorer foray into traditional singer-songwriter pop. However, after a few spins, Moorer's personal lyrics begin to come to the surface. 'Work To Do' and 'Fairweather' are tight pop songs that deal with moving on after the end of a bad relationship and the resulting promise of a clean slate. While the protagonist of 'The Duel' from Moorer's previous album of the same name was "a newborn atheist", the main character on 'Hallelujah' wearily professes that "faith is hard to find, thank God I found mine in time". Moorer's double-tracked vocals on 'Where You Are' are simply sublime in a touching chamber-pop tune reportedly written for her sister, Shelby Lynne. Moorer's powerful voice is in fine form throughout the album and she is backed by a top-notch band that never overplays its hand. There is not a wasted note or lyric on this album that clocks in at a bit over 30 minutes. Moorer has never been better as a lyricist and this is exemplified by the timely closing song 'Getting Somewhere', with it's eerie slide and electric guitar and lyrics that allude to Hurricane Katrina "broken and banished left there to sink, knee deep in water not one drop to drink" and the Iraq War "motherless babies and husbandless brides, stranded with nothing but tears in their eyes, no home to go to their world ripped apart, look to the sky and they open their hearts".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A change will do you good! November 11, 2007
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Those country traditionalists wedded to Allison Moorer's old sound will not like the way she's changed upon wedding Steve Earle. But Moorer has never allowed herself to be stuck in or chained to any one musical style, and this transition from alt-country toward a popular sensibility is a superb showcase for her fine songwriting and her magical voice. Give it a try. I love the varied instrumentation she employs as well as the variety of themes she explores. It's definitely a new day for Allison, and this change, in my view, has done her a world of good.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOW, will you listen??! June 20, 2006
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Love, loss, courage and survival. These have been recurring themes in Allison Moorer's music ever since '98's Alabama Song, and with this Steve Earle-produced release, she deals with them again, taking a straighter if harder road than ever before on her journey toward peace of mind, redemption and--dare I say it?--happiness. While I would've loved to have discovered more tender ballads here (there are really only a couple and no one writes or performs them better), I can't deny that any more may have taken this album off-course. Clearly, Allison knows just what she wants to express, and she has never sounded stronger or more resolute in doing so. On first listen, I even sensed a kind of urgency, almost as if she's making up for time lost. This may explain the brevity of the songs (six of the ten are under three minutes in length); but they're exactly as long as they need to be and she doesn't waste a single second. It's obvious that the timing and nature of this release has a lot to do with recent, significant changes in Allison's personal life, but never mind that, there's plenty of our own lives in these songs as well. And while I treasure, and always will, beautiful songs such as "Steal the Sun" from her back-catalog, I can't help but recognize and appreciate the growth and open-heartedness of this wonderful artist. I hope this release finally gains Allison Moorer the attention and respect she's always deserved, for I have found her marginal commercial success up to now utterly inexplicable, especially when I hear some of the stuff out there that has "made it." Keep on going, Allison, and keep on growing!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The reviews of this one............. July 23, 2008
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....have been all over the place. And, I suppose that's to be expected...Allison has landed in the nether land where country, pop, and rock overlap. Some like that; some don't...I liked it just fine....

We have here an album about the good and bad of relationships, and just plain survival...she has "Work to Do" and she's "Getting Somewhere"...all in great form. "Fairweather", which deals with an unreliable lover, is probably my favorite track...

Allison is a pretty girl, with a fine voice, who has given us a well-produced recording. One caveat...31'01" is kind of short; that aside, great job.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More course changes for Moorer July 19, 2007
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Alison experiments with yet another genre in her fifth album, Getting Somewhere, and it's not as successful as previous experiments. This album has a lot of pop/lite rock flavor to it. Many songs have a much faster tempo to them, consistent with that genre. A number of tunes are catchy: Work to Do, Fairweather, and If Its Just for Today being the most obvious. The album as a whole, however, just doesn't quite have the feel of serious art like some of Alison's other work. It seems a bit hastily assembled in parts. The faster tunes also have the effect of dampening, or at least making less noticeable, the excellent and unique qualities of Alison's voice. She sounds more like a generic singer. On songs that are slower, like Getting Somewhere and, especially, Hallelujah, her unique voice again comes out and it's a good thing. I like this album, but it isn't Alison's best.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Recording
While I prefer her early releases, the songs and performances on this album are decent--if you are OK with pop and rock sung with a southern accent. Read more
Published 8 months ago by WFB
5.0 out of 5 stars Allison can do no wrong
How someone as great as Allison flies under the radar is beyond me. She can
do no wrong in my eyes and ears. Read more
Published 15 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
AS WITH HER OTHER CD'S, THIS ONE IS ALSO AT THE TOP. SHE IS A FANTASTIC SINGER, AND
CO CAPTIVATING. HER SONGS WILL LAST A LONG TIME...
Published 17 months ago by samuel copley
4.0 out of 5 stars Wings
"Getting Somewhere" is a departure for Allison Moorer. It offers a lot. "You'll Never Know" boasts a sunny melody, "If I could I'd plant a seed & make a blossom grow, let colors... Read more
Published on March 11, 2007 by Lee Armstrong
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable CD
I enjoyed discovering a new artist! I love some of the songs and like the rest. Pleasant female vocal presentation!
Published on August 25, 2006 by Beth Harris
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy 'Show' instead
Wow, did someone slip the wrong CD into my jewelbox or what?

If you're a fan of Allison's other work, epect nothing like what you've heard before. Read more
Published on August 2, 2006 by J. Christou
1.0 out of 5 stars Allison Moorer Getting Somewhere
I was so disappointed when I heard this CD. The background music overpowers Allisons voice. If I had heard this before I bought it, I would have passed on it. Read more
Published on August 1, 2006 by O. Barnaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album as a whole....
Well produced with a positive outlook.

More pop than country, but I am not a huge country music fan anyway except Alan Jackson. Read more
Published on July 25, 2006 by Rick D. Buchanan
5.0 out of 5 stars I got a lot of work to do, I got a lot of space to fill
Im touched and im not ashamed to admit it!!!!! this is the most emtional, beautifull and amazing album Allison have recorded, i really ignore what is wrong with all this people... Read more
Published on July 17, 2006 by J. H. Infante
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