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Living With Ghosts

Patty GriffinAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: May 21, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana a&M
  • ASIN: B000002G4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,220 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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103 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing debut from an amazing talent.... October 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I've heard Patty Griffin say that her debut wasn't exactly her style, that she didn't really want to do an acoustic studio album. However dissatisfied she may be, she has created a masterpiece. Her tremendous voice and poetic lyrics carry the CD beautifully. From the pain of heartbreak in 'Every Little Bit' to the whimsy of 'Mad Mission,' Patty writes songs that tell stories, and then she conveys them with a clear, strong, gorgeously terrific voice.
This album is definitely one of the best I've ever owned. It's hard to imagine that someone can exhibit so much range within a pretty narrow genre, yet Patty manages to do it. Each individual song can stand on its own as vividly and poetically written, beautifully sung and performed; together, they become a seamless, smooth, coherent album, one with enough different pieces to suit whatever mood I'm in. Living With Ghosts is one of the few albums I can listen to over and over and still enjoy the surprises and nuances of every song.
It's become quite common now for other artists to cover Patty's songs, from the Dixie Chicks to Emmylou Harris to Ben Harper (whom I heard sing my all-time favorite Patty song, 'Mary,' which is on her second CD). But no matter how good these other versions - and singers - are, they never quite achieve the power that Patty does. And this is the place to begin getting to know Patty, discovering what others have about the beauty of her music. This CD is innovative yet classic, mellow yet powerful, simple yet complex... it's almost beyond description except to say, again, that it's one of the best I've ever heard or bought and one that everyone should give a try. And after this one, there's the very different treat that is 'Flaming Red,' but that's a whole different story... Just buy this one, settle down, and enjoy the ride of truly great songwriting, singing and music.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot say enough about this CD February 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Normally I wouldn't take the time to write a CD review but for this one, it's worth it. Thank goodness I bought the Lilith Fair CD which features Patty singing "Cain" or I would not know her music today. I am a musician, and "Living With Ghosts" is probably in my top five favorite CDs. Patty's voice is ethereal and her songwriting is worthy of endless praise. I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert with Emmylou Harris and she is as good live as she is on the recording. I'd have to say that I am in love with most of the songs on this CD but most notable are "Moses", "Every Little Bit", "Sweet Lorraine", "Mad Mission" and "You are Not Alone". To hear her sing is like looking into my own soul. It is as if I wrote the songs myself. I highly recommend "Living With Ghosts" to anyone who appreciates high quality, solid, sincere songwriting and multi-faceted female folk singers. Patty is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. Run, do not walk, to buy this CD.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spare and Special May 25, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The mental image I instantly get when I put on this CD is of the artist, sitting alone on a darkened stage with her guitar, a single spotlight focused on her while she plays. That's the kind of intimate performance that fills this this album. Patty Griffin is an enormously talented woman who is undeservedly almost unknown - I'd describe her sound as a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Emmy Lou Harris. Some of the best tracks are "Let Him Fly" (covered recently by the Dixie Chicks, I think), "Every Little Bit" (a heartbreaking song about a damaged love affair), and "Mad Mission" (kind of an odd little song, but with undeniable charm). The closing track, "Not Alone," is as sad and beautiful as anything I've ever heard. If you love live performances - well, here's a studio recording that has the feeling of one. It's as if she's playing only for you.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This cd is a rare bird. Emotional and honest. Stripped to the bone and poetically beautiful. Slightly country folk feel but don't let that stop you as this record is REAL. How many artists can you think of that can carry an entire 40 minute album with only an acoustic guitar? Of course she has such an amazing voice she could perform WITHOUT a guitar! She will pierce your soul with the first track 'MOSES' and rip your heart out with 'EVERY LITTLE BIT'. The 7th track 'FORGIVENESS' is in my opinion one the most beautiful songs ever written. It moves me everytime I hear it. I put it up there with the Stones 'Wild Horses'. She is an artist for the 90's, with the capability to help bridge the gap between country, folk and mainstream rock. If we let her! Give this record a listen, and you'll thank me for it. Also check out 'SCOTT THOMAS BAND - CALIFORNIA'.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this CD!!!! April 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Spectacular debut album from an incredible talent. I had the privilege of seeing Patty on the Concert for a Landmine-Free World tour. Despite being on stage with stars like Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Bruce Cockburn, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty stole the show. I was completely unfamilair with her before the show, but I came away with 2 reasons to believe I had just heard something special --1) Earle had to follow her in the rotation, and at one point simply reacted to her song with a "yikes" and 2) my ex-wife hated her.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Living with Ghost by Patty Griffin
If you love to listen to artist that may not be mainstream on the radio everyday and would like to expand you knowledge of a new artist that has been around a long time, please... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ojustme
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very good
Patty Griffin has this emotional factor to her work that cuts you right to the bone. Moses and Every Little Bit are the best examples of what I'm talking about.
Published 2 months ago by the 7th poet
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully stark
I'm not a huge fan of Patty Griffin. Wasn't crazy at first about this one-
picked it up at a yard sale. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. J. Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars love love love
This is a must have for Party Griffin fans. Bought the CD and got the MP3 version free, it's a really good deal.
Published 5 months ago by christine melvin
5.0 out of 5 stars I never knew Patti Griffin...
...until that fateful NCIS episode that featured Not Alone at the end. She is a remarkable talent. The other tracks on this CD did not strike me in the same way as did Not Alone,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by NancyK
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Love Patty .Griffin. y first purchase of her work. Can never go wrong with her. Listen to it every day.
Published 6 months ago by Cat Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I had it on CD in the past and recently updated to an mp3 version as my CD is trashed. It is still one of my favorite albums. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dorilama
5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Grifin is one of the best female singer songwriters to emerge.
This cd of hers is primarily folk with a dash of country(real country not the stuff they play on the radio that is a poor imitation of it) . Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dennis R. Goodwin
3.0 out of 5 stars One Excellent Cut
I liked the one cut on the album for which I purchased it;unfortunately, my iPod went missing or I might have been able to download that cut. I was unimpressed by the other cuts.
Published 11 months ago by Jan H
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Grapes
Anyone who reads online reviews of products knows that no product earns universal praise. Invariably, somebody somewhere will not only not like the product, but will state with... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stephen P. Giannotti
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