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Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Rodney CrowellAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Anything But TameRodney Crowell 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. If the Law Don't Want YouNorah Jones 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Just Pleasing YouVince Gill 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. God I'm Missing YouLucinda Williams 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I'm a MessRodney Crowell 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Momma's On a RollLee Ann Womack 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Sister Oh SisterRosanne Cash 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. My Father's AdviceRodney Crowell & Kris Kristofferson 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Long Time Girl Gone ByEmmylou Harris 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hungry for HomeRodney Crowell 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Great songwriters are said to reveal themselves through their work; their candor and transparency of soul is the key to the listener’s empathic heart and the culture’s admiration. But the lions of country songwriting, idolized and covered in magazines as they are, can sometimes feel like statues carved in marble, not fleshy, visceral human beings who’ve been scared, scarred ... Read more in Amazon's Rodney Crowell Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: June 5, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • ASIN: B007TCAWT6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,870 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Grammy Award-winner Rodney Crowell and New York Times Best Selling author Mary Karr are scheduled to release KIN, SONGS BY MARY KARR AND RODNEY CROWELL on Vanguard Records on June 5, 2012. Produced by Joe Henry, Kin marks the first collaboration between the two writers and is Karr's entry into the world of music.


Long known as a poet among songwriters, Crowell is a masterful storyteller and hit generator. He charted five consecutive number one hits with his debut Diamonds and Dirt and has become one of the most critically acclaimed artists in country music. Crowell's songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Norah Jones. He was recently inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame between Willie Nelson and Guy Clark. After reading Karr's memoirs-Cherry and The Liar's Club-which spent over a year on the New York Times Bestsellers list and allegedly kick-started the memoir craze-Crowell name-checked her in Earthbound," a track off his critically acclaimed album Fates' Right Hand.


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Good Fun, and Wise as Well June 22, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I confess that I had never heard of Rodney Crowell before I bought this. I'm a fan of writer Mary Karr, and was intrigued at her venture into co-writing music with a country singer. I can now say that Crowell's "I'm a Mess" is worth the price of the whole set. If I could reproduce even one verse of this brilliantly intricate song here I would, but it's sung so fast I couldn't transcribe it. "A Father's Advice" (sung with Kris Kristopherson) is great good fun, extending an old saying into vast, amusing, (yet wise) warnings to a kid leaving home. Norah Jones does a wonderful "If the Law Don't Want You (Neither Do I)," portraying one of those girls who are a "sucker for a bold-faced lie." We've all known a girl like this (some of us ARE a girl like this!). "Long Time Girl Gone By" (sung by Emmy Lou Harris) is outstanding. I'm not sure which ones Karr contributed to, but it doesn't matter. The lyrics all have a high level of subtlety, creativity and beauty; the performances are stellar, all of which which make the set replayable again & again for me.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could I be a Country Music fan? July 25, 2012
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I haven't been exposed much to Country music, other than that "Country Rock" crap that has become popular since Achey Breaky Heart. So I never bothered to search out anything Country. I am, however, an NPR fan. I heard an interview on NPR with Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell and heard song excerpts from this CD. I found the stories of the songwriting compelling and enjoyed the little snippets I heard, so I decided to order Kin.

This CD is rich and lush and gorgeous. Some of the songs make me laugh, some make me tear up. But I love every single song on this CD. My only regret is that it's not a 3 hour CD. I could listen all day. I would be hard pressed to imagine this album wouldn't appeal to fans of all sorts of music.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Karr-Crowell Gem! June 7, 2012
By Lori
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I have been waiting forever for this CD and now I can't quit listening to it!

I'm a big fan of Mary Karr's writings and to hear her beautiful words set to music in songs such as "Sister, Oh Sister" (Roseanne Cash never sounded better) and Emmylou's "Long Time Girl Gone By" is so touching. She and Rodney crank it up with Crowell's "I'm a Mess" and Womack's "Momma's on a Roll" so your boots will be a'tapping. Those are my four favorite songs so far but the entire album is awesome.

Rodney Crowell is a smart man and knows talent when he hears it/reads it. Mary Karr is sharp in hitching her wagon to such an amazing legendary songwriter. The two work well together and we are the beneficiary of their collaboration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent August 16, 2012
By Danetta
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Rodney never fails !!
With the addition of Mary Karr and
the other great voices ,every song
Is really good.....and that's rare
on any album !!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful writing August 22, 2012
By zelmo
Format:MP3 Music
what a great idea, to combine two great writers and then have great artists interpret. highly recommended. And check out other Rodney Crowell work, as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever! August 11, 2012
By Larry
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I bought this cd after hearing Crowell's "I'm a Mess" on satellite radio. I was not familiar with Ms Karr's work, but am a fan now. The collection of artists is super, and they match the quality of the music. This may be my favorite collection ever!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!!! July 29, 2012
By jb
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD has fabulous songs, excellent artists and is making driving my car even more enjoyable than usual. I especially love Lucinda Williams' singing of "I miss you"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent May 3, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I have been following Mr Crowell since he married into the Cash clan. His voice is as unique as Dylan's and his song writing is superior. I was recently listening to Sirius when I heard some licks. At the first cord change I knew he had dropped a new album. Rodney once said that desperation was Three A.M. wishing you could write like Dylan and knowing you never would. Listen to "I'm a Mess" and you will know the lyrics are every bit as good as Dylan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Outstanding.
Published 2 days ago by Scott Rollins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good songs
Published 1 month ago by P. Changpertitum
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful collaboration of song writing and splendid signers performing.
Published 1 month ago by Michael McIntosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song is a great story.
I love Rodney Crowell and read Mary's book, this is a great collaboration and I never get tired of listening to it!
Published 3 months ago by Magwhls
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful songs, beautifully sung by some of my favorite singers.
I was very pleased to learn of this album, find it at amazon.com and get a copy of it. I really like almost every song. Read more
Published 5 months ago by M. S. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars another interesting effort by Rodney Crowell
I have been listening to (and buying) Mr. Crowell's albums for years. My two favorites are still Diamonds and Dirt and The Houston Kid, but there are some very interesting songs... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dennis G. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking lyrics and transcendent images of a hardscrabble...
I bought this album to hear another collaboration between Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, but all of the performances are memorable.
Published 6 months ago by Linda Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Compilation
This album is like an all star line up telling us about where they grew up, it is really gritty and they are all talented.
Published 7 months ago by Beach Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosanne Cash, enough said.
I bought this for the Rosanne Cash song and it is excellent as Rosanne always is. BUy it for Rosanne and the other songs are good.
Published 8 months ago by William A. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and fuzzy
Nice folk compendium.
Perfect for a lazy afternoon of listening in yer jammies.
Gives yu a warm glow.
Loved it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Perry W. Chamberlain
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