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Tears, Lies, And Alibis

Shelby LynneAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Shelby Lynne was destined to be a singer. Born a singer. She was raised in rural Alabama by musical parents who stressed individuality and the importance of standing apart from others. A terrible student, but avid reader, she loved the written lyric and a beautiful melody. Around the house she was surrounded by country music from the past, Hank Williams, Dottie West, Waylon Jennings, as well ... Read more in Amazon's Shelby Lynne Store

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  • Audio CD (April 20, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Everso Records
  • ASIN: B0039ZF86E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,725 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

With Tears, Lies, And Alibis the follow-up to 2008 s Just A Little Lovin and the first release on her own label, EVERSO RECORDS Shelby Lynne affirms her position as a visionary, iconoclastic artist who deftly weaves country, soul, rock, blues, pop and folk influences to forge her own unique style. Like Identity Crisis (2003) and Suit Yourself (2005), this sparse, unguarded collection was produced by Lynne, who evokes a live-in-the-studio vibe from a stellar group of musicians.

Born in Quantico, VA, she grew up in Jackson, AL and headed to Nashville at an early age. At 18, Lynne s demos landed her an appearance on TNN s Nashville Now series, which led to a Top 50 duet ( If I Could Bottle This Up ) with George Jones and a record deal. Following the release of the critically acclaimed I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000, she won the GRAMMY® for Best New Artist. She made her acting debut in 2005, playing Johnny Cash s mother in the Fox Searchlight motion picture Walk the Line.

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Lynne April 21, 2010
Format:Audio CD
2008's finely crafted but slow moving tribute to Dusty Springfield, Just A Little Lovin', seems to have divided up the fans a bit. I loved it, but, judging from the reviews on these pages, others either disliked it because they felt the performances didn't compare favorably with the Springfield originals, or because it wasn't what they expected of Ms. Lynne. This new CD finds Shelby firmly back on track, writing all the songs, and sounding better than ever, if perhaps a bit down.

There's a fair amount of variety here, but the album does tend toward the somber, and the instrumentation is sparse and often so subtle that it takes repeated play to notice all the nuances and bits of virtuosity by the supporting players. Yet this factor is also what makes this collection of tunes so charming, despite the sadness and occasional anger conveyed in many of them. Lynne is not a flamboyant artist, and is not interested in proving every second that she's a technically brilliant vocalist. No screaming or running up and down the scales - just good, straightforward phrasing with attention paid most to lyric and melody. These songs convey emotion through Lynne's words and the sweetness and delicacy of the instrumentals. Although this is at a heart a country album, it's not a typical one, in that it does not strive for either a stereotypical country sound, or for commercialism - no hit singles here except maybe the opening rocker, "Rains Came." This is mostly a quiet, adult record, yet not without some energy (although the most up-tempo tracks are the first two, with slight lifts coming in on two mid-tempo tracks in the middle, and the next-to-last song).
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not her best April 29, 2010
Format:Audio CD
There is no such thing as a bad Shelby Lynne album. She is a major talent and has an amazing voice. I own every album she's put out, and I was looking forward to this one because she produced it and put it out on her own label.

Unfortunately, that's the major weakness of Tears, Lies, and Alibis. I know she has a thing about record companies and music producers, but I believe she does better with collaboration.

This CD is so spare it almost sounds like a demo. I loved the spareness of the previous Dusty Springfield homage, but this one breaks no new ground. She never rocks out. There's nothing jazzy. I was hoping for some soul--nothing.

Several of the songs sound similar to other songs she's released. The lyrics cover similar ground as well. Her best albums continue to be I Am Shelby Lynne; Love, Shelby; and the Springfield homage.

Maybe she's going through something, and the next album will be incredible. I hope she collaborates in the future. I also hope someone tells her the new hairstyle is awful. Whoever is advising her right now is not doing her any favors.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clear, spare, heartwrenching and pure May 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Recently saw Shelby live in NYC and she is spellbinding. She played most of "Tears, Lies..." in the same spare, elegant manner on the cd, and she was mesmerising. Alibi is one of the great ballads of the 21st century. See her live, buy her music, she's as real and beautiful as it gets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The melancholy side of Shelby Lynne May 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
In her twenty year career, Shelby Lynne has become a bit of country music chameleon. She's tried mainstream country (her first three albums on Epic Records), alternative country ("Suit Yourself" and "Identity Crisis"), pop music (her 2001 album "Love, Shelby"), blue-eyed soul ("I Am Shelby Lynne" and "Just A Little Lovin'"), and even big band and swing (her two mid 90's albums). Her refusal for her music to be pigeonholed has oftentimes worked against her, and record labels were left scratching their heads as they had no idea what to do with her. Although she has been signed to practically every major label known to man, almost none of them lead to success for Shelby. So, she went the independent route and released her new album "Tears, Lies and Alibis" on her own imprint Everso Records.

Her latest effort is written and produced entirely by Shelby, much like her two albums for Capitol Records- 2003's "Identity Crisis" and 2005's "Suit Yourself". Most of the album has a stripped down acoustic sound throughout and the prevailing theme is heartbreak and sadness- as if the album title didn't tip you off. It starts off with "Rains Came" and the soul-infused ballad "Why Didn't You Call Me". The song "Alibi" sees Shelby confront her significant other over his late night indiscretions. "Old #7" shows Shelby drowning her sorrows in alcohol over a nasty breakup. The album ends with "Home Sweet Home" in which she is weary from doing tours and just wants to go home. Desptie the gloomy theme of "Tears, Lies And Alibis", it's fairly good but she has done much better material in the past.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelby is unique... November 18, 2010
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She reminds me of nobody. Nobody reminds me of her. She stands alone. She sings to some of my deepest and most secret concerns and experiences. Shelby has the guts to be... Only the works of Edgar Allan Poe have moved me similarly. I should mention that her voice is as enthralling as it is in tune. I like the variety of her works. Shelby, I would like your next offering to be just you and your guitar...unvarnished and intimate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my high expectations
Heard a song on XPN in Philly. Rolled the dice on the whole album. Happy I did. At least 100 listens front to back so far. Keep 'em coming Shelby.
Published 2 months ago by Blaise Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars A shade under
This one surprised me with how good it is. My introduction to Shelby Lynne was her album This Is Shelby Lynne, a tough act to follow. Read more
Published 5 months ago by John D. Gerndt
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I am a real fan of Shelby's and couldn't wait to get her new cd. I am really disappointed. It is so slow it plays like elevator music. Read more
Published on August 10, 2010 by Annette Sonnenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done!
I've had this CD several months now and it's held up with repeated listens in the car and on Sunday mornings. Shelby is a fine talent -- voice with depth, emotion and dimension. Read more
Published on July 11, 2010 by JBT
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfection We've Grown To....
...expect from a wonderful singer!! Though not a "country" fan, I have made an exception for Shelby Lynne (and her little sister Allison Moorer), and she has never disappointed me. Read more
Published on June 13, 2010 by Robert C. Hufford
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Strong Shelby Album. Great Songwriting, Production, &...
Well, I'm crazy about Shelby, even Shelby in the beginning circa 1989.

On "Tears, Lies, And Alibis", she sounds a lot like she did on the mellow "Suit Yourself" without... Read more
Published on June 6, 2010 by BuzzGuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
The CD Tears, lies and alibies is realy good. Nice songs and melodies. One of the best CDs from Shelby Lynne ever.
Published on May 31, 2010 by John Robert Hansen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Songwriter/Singer - needs to find a niche
Ms Lynne is an outstanding songwriter and singer. This album is a return to more personal material for her. Last album was all covers. Read more
Published on May 31, 2010 by Michael W. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelby Lynne - WHAT AN AMAZING TALENT!!! Rare, honest and real.
What an amazing talent...Shelby's voice is mesmerizing. Her honest delivery of her tones, keep it real. BUY THIS CD!!!!
Published on May 31, 2010 by Vincent A. Lodato
5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinarily beautiful, heartfelt, and bravely personal album
"Tears, Lies, and Alibis" is an extraordinarily beautiful, heartfelt, and bravely personal album from one of the finest singer-songwriters in America today. Read more
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