Prime Music
Currently Unavailable
Want us to email you when this item becomes available?
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Love & Circumstance
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Love & Circumstance Import


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, April 12, 2010

Amazon's Carrie Rodriguez Store

Music

Image of album by Carrie Rodriguez

Photos

Image of Carrie Rodriguez

Videos

"Big Love" music video, from Love and Circumstance album

Biography

Carrie Rodriguez

SHE AIN’T ME, Carrie Rodriguez’s second solo album and follow-up to 2006's critically-acclaimed SEVEN ANGELS ON A BICYCLE was released by Manhattan/Back Porch (EMI) in the U.S. on August 5, 2008 and in Europe on May 25, 2009 by Continental Record Service (CRS). The Austin-born and Berklee trained violinist-turned-fiddler enlisted Malcolm Burn (Emmylou ... Read more in Amazon's Carrie Rodriguez Store

Visit Amazon's Carrie Rodriguez Store
for 6 albums, 8 photos, videos, and 6 full streaming songs.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: PID
  • ASIN: B0038J83RM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By William Merrill TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 13, 2010
Format: Audio CD
In Love & Circumstance, Ms. Rodriguez, her producer and band have made her most endearing - and potentially enduring - album to date. The CD is one that truly grew on me, as I liked it the first time through but have come to admire and appreciate the songs even more with each additional listen. Start with Carrie's singing. She can be just as subtle or as forceful as the tune requires, like a great actor who alters their persona for the demands of the role. She moves from playful flirtations on "Big Love" to wistful romance on "Today I Started Loving You Again" to a sweetly thoughtful stance "Waltzing's For Dreamers" and beyond. There's a lot to like among the songs on L&C. The styles of music across the album are a mix of Americana, including straight-ahead country, singer-songwriter stuff (all cover tunes), and roots rock. There's a lot to like. My current favorite is a fresh new take on "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," done as a riveting duet between Carrie and guitarist Bill Frisell, just the two of them. I dig this CD from start to finish.
(Before anyone asks "why not 5 stars?" - I believe the 5-star rating should be reserved for the very best. L&C is an excellent album, but it's no masterpiece by any means. For those who think anything good should automatically be 5 stars, you've contributed to the watering down of customer ratings on this site.)
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. G. Rutten on May 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Amazing effort of this great singer songwriter. After several albums together with Chip Taylor she definitely proofed with this album that she is able to stand on her own feet en maintain the great quality of her previous solo albums. If you listen carefully to this album , you will go back to the shop and buy all her music, for sure.
Great music, great singing and for sure she has also the looks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Boyd on July 1, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Love and Circumstance is Rodriguez's fourth release, offering immediately accessible tunes ranging from country western and contemporary folk to rock-oriented pop songs. Production occasionally dips its toes into "radio" territory. While not a groundbreaking release, this album is an enjoyable collection of songs, and I'm happy to have added her to my own music rotation. File smack in the middle of a sanitized Lucinda Williams and Dar Williams.
GENRES: Mellow Rock, Contemporary Folk, Rock.

BUY IF YOU LIKE: Dar Williams, Lucinda Williams, Katie Curtis, Lucy Kaplansky, Cheryl Crowe.

MUST HEAR TRACKS: "Gypsy Davy," "Steal Your Love" (hear any Lucinda here?), "Rex's Blues."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have been a big fan of Carrie Rodriquez since her first CD with Chip Taylor back a few years. I think her collaborations with Chip Taylor stand as some of the best, most authentic and "honest" music ever created. While I am a fan of the her first solo CD, I frankly find this CD and "She Ain't Me" a let-down. Sure, Carrie gets to sing great tunes by some of the best songwriters ever (John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, etc.) The production is excellent; the playing is without flaw. Still, I find both CDs a bit ... packaged and calculated and not particularly heartfelt. I would describe these albums as sturdy collections of songs you already love by others. I understand the impulse to try to push Ms. Rodriquez in this way: She has a great voice, plays the fiddle well (although not enough here for my taste) and she is very beautiful. I wish her well. I just wish she I had the sense that she was personally passionate about these particular songs. I just don't feel that here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

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