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Silver Bell

Patty GriffinAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 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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  • Audio CD (October 8, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M / Universal
  • ASIN: B00E0P8VQQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Patty Griffin's much sought after Silver Bell is finally getting its official release. Silver Bell would have been Griffin's third album. It was recorded in 2000 but went unreleased by A&M Records. Despite its years of limbo the album spawned two huge hits for the Dixie Chicks, who covered both 'Top Of The World' and 'Truth #2' for their 2002 Home album. Newly mixed by legendary producer Glyn Johns, Silver Bell includes 14 original songs that were recorded back in 2000 at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studio in New Orleans. Emmylou Harris sings harmony on 'Truth #2.' Griffin's latest album, American Kid, was released in May.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin - Unearths a lost treasure October 8, 2013
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Record companies are just plain weird. "Sliver Bell" was recorded by Patty Griffin as a follow up to her 1998 album Flaming Red, but it went unreleased by her label at the time, A&M records. The reasons for this are still unclear but centre on two theories. The first is that it essentially got lost in the shuffle due to a change in ownership of the label at the time. The second and possibly more likely of the two is that some tuneless dimwit felt that it sounded too much like her previous effort. Indeed Griffin has mentioned the role of the usually impeccable Jimmy Iovine who told Griffin that "You have never made a good record,'" and then handed her a copy of U2s 'Beautiful Day,' and said, 'Take a listen to this. This is how you write a hit record.'" Oh dear me Mr Iovine, shame on you!

"Silver Bell" was recorded in March 2000 at Daniel Lanois's Kingsway Studio in New Orleans. The musicians were Patty Griffin (vocals, guitar, piano), Doug Lancio (guitar), John Deaderick (keyboards), Frank Swart (bass), and Billy Beard (percussion). To have the album released some 13 years after it was first recorded and now remixed by Glyn Johns is a long overdue treat. Many Griffin fans will already own the widely circulated bootleg of this set and in essence the track order remains the same. In the interim a couple of the songs have also appeared on other releases. The most famous of these is "Top of the World" which appeared on 2004's "Impossible Dream" and later received a high profile cover from the Dixie Chicks. The version on "Silver Bell" is different with more of a bar room ballad feel but Griffin's voice is a magnificent instrument on both takes.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A talented songwriter who finally gets some credit October 14, 2013
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Why Silver Bell was held without being released for 10+ years is a mystery. This is some of Patty Griffin's finest work, a fact that was not lost on other performers like the Dixie Chicks who's use of Truth #2 and Top Of The World turned into monster hits. As anyone who has listened to Patty Griffin knows, she has massive emotional impact that somehow crosses the barrier between performer and listener like no other artist I know of. This woman created a masterpiece with Silver Bell. The album shows a range that will blow you away; from the Zeppelin-like, melt-in-your-mouth feeling of Little God to the sophisticated harmonies she displays with Emilou Harris on Truth # 2, this is an album not to be missed. I predict multiple breakouts into popular music from this album which is going to make the folks at the record label who kept this music in limbo look pretty foolish.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Gem does not disappoint October 11, 2013
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This turned out to be much better than I even thought. Strangely some of the sounds are similar to Robert Plant's Sensational shape shifters and Band of Joy before they came along...very different from her later classics ...maybe more similar to the preceding Flaming Red. This is one "lost" album I am happy to own. Yes it is more alternative than Americana but after the great American Kid ...nice to hear something different...if only she'd swing by CT soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lost gem October 8, 2013
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Truth #2 is a brilliant track. This album was originally recorded in 2000, the follow-up to "Flaming Red," but its release was cancelled by the record company. Only bootleg copies have been available since. It's nice to see Griffin finally release this material.

Bootleg mp3s of "Silver Bell" have been distributed online since 2000. However, for this disc, Patty Griffin has remixed the tracks substantially, not only improving the sound quality, but changing the tone of some of these songs. If you're a Patty Griffin fan, this is a must-buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent album October 13, 2013
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Rather shamefully, I only came across Patty Griffin recently with her excellent American Kid. After that I had no hesitation in trying this "long lost" album on its release, and I think it's at least as good.

There is an excellent review here by Red On Black to which I can't add much except to endorse it wholeheartedly - although I must say that I do disagree with him about Perfect White Girls, which I think is brilliant :o). This is a terrific album, crammed with real quality songs. They are varied, melodically interesting, very well produced and full of great lyrics. It is the quality of the lyrics and Patty Griffin's powerful, sincere and full-blooded performances which really make this album shine for me.

I'm off to try 1000 Kisses on RoB's recommendation. I would suggest that you read his review and then snap this up - it's real quality and very warmly recommended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cause for Celebration October 8, 2013
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I'm so happy that this wonderful album has finally gotten an official release. Patty Griffin made a beautiful thing here. It's full of great songwriting, there's lots of variety, the band is very strong, and Griffin's phenomenal voice has never sounded better. So many great songs! Some are haunting, some are beautiful, and a couple are kick-ass rockers.

In short, this is a genuinely great album. The fact that it was buried for so many years by a clueless record company is not just sad, it's a disgrace to the industry. I wonder if it was suppressed because some soulless executive thought he recognized himself being described in "One More Girl"...

At any rate, it's finally here. Like the Beach Boys "Smile" album, one of the greatest albums you never heard is, against all odds, finally ready to be purchased and enjoyed. Jump on it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Kinda dark
Published 1 day ago by Linda Artac
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful Patty Griffin!!!
Published 18 days ago by Kathy Bouton
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Very original.
Published 21 days ago by Janice E. Schechter
3.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin
I guess her music didn't suit my taste. It's not a bad album, I'm sure she has a great fan base. I bought it because the cover intrigued me.
Published 25 days ago by C. Bratton
1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to par for Patty!
This was not the Patty Griffin that I have come to know and love. Little to much Rock'n'Roll. Not a whole lot of country.
Published 2 months ago by Jay Freidin
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great record from Patty Griffin
Although this album was actually recorded years ago, the songs are as good as any Griffin has ever recorded. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Citron
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Food
This is a continuation of beautiful releases by Patty Griffin. Her gospel, folk blend is better than any church service for my spirit.
Published 3 months ago by Mark B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary shelved album finally gets its due...13 years later...
Why record companies do this, I have no clue...they pay for a record to get made and shelve it?? What's the point?? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Larry Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally out for real!
I am a long time Patty Griffin fan and have had the "bootleg" copy of Silver Bell since 2000. Its about time they record company released it for real. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tinangel301
5.0 out of 5 stars Burning for You
I loved the early Patty Griffin albums, so I was delighted that this "long lost" 3rd album was finally seeing the light of day. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
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I noticed that the track list of the version that has circulated online for a long time differs from the track list that is on currently listed on Amazon. Besides the songs being in a different order, "Standing" is no longer on the album (at least the version that I have has... Read More
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