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Mrs Pinocci's Guitar

Cheryl WheelerAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 17, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philo / Umgd
  • ASIN: B0000003W5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,554 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

After five albums, Cheryl Wheeler is not only a musician's musician, she's also a hugely talented performer, comedian, and expert in tying bittersweet lyrics to her increasingly intense melodies. On her second Rounder album, Wheeler spreads her creative wings further than before. Here, the humorous side to her songwriting comes to the fore with knockouts like the genuinely hilarious, rink-organ-accented "TV"--whose chorus, sung in an impatient, offhand way, ends, "Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah / Sky's real nice / Moon's real big / Stars real bright / Cable calls and it don't seem right / That I can't watch TV." The organ returns in the preface of another wry romp--"Is It Peace or Is It Prozac?" Not surprisingly, Wheeler leavens the silliness, effortlessly switching over to sadness and hard-earned heart knowledge in several numbers, including the plaintive "Further and Further Away." Mostly guitar and voice with stark and tasteful backing, this is the kind of album that gives singer/songwriters a good name. --Robert Baird

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger and John think you're the greatest! January 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Once again Cheryl has made an excellent album of original material. She is the kind of songwriter and singer that transfixes your emotions into each and every lyric she exudes. A more than complimentary stlye of guitar playing only adds to each and every portion of this cd. No matter how many times you listen to this album(I've lost count thousands ago), you're destined to discover a new part of Cheryl each time you hear it, and don't be surprised when a part of you creeps into her world. I would mention favorite tracks but when ALL are unique works of art and storytelling set to rhyme it is difficult to pinpoint one over another. The album leaves you wishing that there were more adventures to take through Cheryl's masterful artistry of songwriting! We love you Cheryl! Love Roger and John
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Singer-songwriter with humor January 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a typical Cheryl Wheeler album, often very thoughtful but with some humor too. Cheryl wrote all the songs here as she normally does. I can understand why some people might find Cheryl's humor offensive but I know when she's being serious and when she's joking. I also don't care whether her political stance is in agreement with mine or opposed to it - we are all entitled to our opinions.
Cheryl pokes fun at politically correct liberals in Makes good sense to me. She also makes light of a time when she thought she'd lost her mind in Peace or Prozac. Another fun song is TV, in which Cheryl sings about all the things she can't watch when there is no electricity due to power supply problems.
Elsewhere, the album is mellow and reflective, with Cheryl singing about the weather (The storm), pollution (The rivers), an Italian reunion (Mrs Pinocci's guitar) or various aspects of love.
If you are unfamiliar with Cheryl's music, I recommend Circles and arrows (which I've already reviewed) as a starting point, but this is a wonderful album too. I've listened to a lot of great music but I've never come across anybody quite like Cheryl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
My daughter bought me this album after hearing Cheryl Wheeler in concert. I listened to it hesitantly, fearing self-indulgent nonsense. What I heard, however, both surprised and delighted me. Wheeler has become one of my favorite musicians, and I eagerly await each new release. This album has a range of material that should please all but those seeking hip hop or heavy metal music.
The title cut recalls a late night folk sing, and conjures up visions of a campfire and beer. There are also humorous, but biting satire that everyone should appreciate. "T.V." is about camping without the joys of commercial television with its infomercials, shopping channels, and fishing shows. "Is it Peace or is it Prozac?" questions our modern reality of drug induced bliss, in this case legal drugs.
All of Cheryl Wheeler's albums contain songs about love lost, a staple in many music genres and among many musicians. Sometimes she wallows in this problem, but not here. This one has two songs on the subject that I especially like. First, "Does the Future Look Black" is a sustained conversation over whether or not a couple will remain a couple. "So Far to Fall" is a lament on the loss of energy resulting from a breakup. Its chorus is especially eloquent:
"Well this ain't the love you swore to me.
And this ain't the life it's supposed to be.
And I don't know just how to hold on now,
and it's so far to fall.
From the warm light in your eyes,
to nothing at all."
Finally, there is a wonderful song about preserving the environment, "The Rivers," which asks how we might stop water pollution.
Cheryl Wheeler is a talented songwriter with a witty turn of phrase. Her voice is elegant and sometimes sultry. The material in this album is certainly worth the time and cost. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I've played this 50 times at least and I can't get thru a day without hearing it again. She is a truly amazing and gifted young lady. Kudos to you Cheryl.......I wish you continued success.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unserious talk about sometimes serious matters April 12, 2003
By emfdvm
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Cheryl Wheeler at a ski resort restaurant and the music stuck with me until I purchased this CD months later. I love every song on this album - some are serious and some are hilarious. We've also seen her in concert twice now and live she's even better. I think the greatest compliment I can give is that my husband truly enjoys her (he's not a huge folk music fan) because she doesn't take herself too seriously. Even the politically-tinged music has an element of humor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Listen without Prejudice October 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Sarcastic humor or political hyperbole is not a distraction from the music, but rather a integral component of a wonderful performance. Ms. Wheeler does not take herself so seriously as her critics would like her to, and the result is a wonderful mix of humor and melody. Some of her chords are flawed, but so is she. And she's not afraid of showing herself to the world. The CD has been in heavy rotation in my car stereo. I am very pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars People just don't have a sense of humor March 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Gosh! I'm shocked at some of the reviews! I think Cheryl's funny songs are what make her really good. The "Prozac" song is one of my favorites and I've even sent out mp3's to some of my friends! I especially enjoy this album because of the wonderful melodic folk tunes and the funny ones thrown in. Maybe people just need to lighten up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheryl Wheeler
This is another one of her great cd's where here folk humor come through in many of the songs, and the folk tradition in the others. Read more
Published on September 7, 2007 by joyce connell
5.0 out of 5 stars More great tunes from Cheryl
As always, Cheryl Wheeler, delivers a variety of songs which will make you laugh and cry. She is a very gifted songwriter and singer. These tunes will stick in your head for days.
Published on July 16, 2007 by MannaMarge
5.0 out of 5 stars "Happy New Year"
When I went for my morning walk on this the first day of 2004, I randomly picked this CD to keep me company. Read more
Published on January 1, 2004 by L. D Sears
5.0 out of 5 stars True to herself--true to the music: A great CD!
I am writing to address some of the more critical reviews of this work. Similar to her previous releases, this is a wonderful and artful collection of music. Read more
Published on May 1, 2002 by ""
2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag very dissappointing
Although this CD is not nearly as bad as Sylvia Hotel, I find foolishness like the Prozac song to be pathetic and clearly beneath the considerable talents of Ms. Wheeler. Read more
Published on April 25, 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and unfunny effort
I first discovered Cheryl Wheeler's work with Driving Home - a generally beautiful effort, with one or two exceptions (e.g., Don't Forget the Guns). Read more
Published on July 27, 2000 by K. Eames
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top 10 albums in my collection
Cheryl Wheeler is truly one of the least known super talents in the folk genre today. Mrs. Pinocci's is her best from top to bottom. Read more
Published on January 15, 1999
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