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Ten Year Night

Lucy KaplanskyAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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listen  6. Turn The Lights Back On 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
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She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and others—where she fit right in. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she ... Read more in Amazon's Lucy Kaplansky Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 23, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red House
  • ASIN: B00000I8AF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Finally Lucy Kaplansky lets her own songs take center stage on a wonderful, provocative, and utterly memorable 10-song release. Recording only one cover (a sweet take on Steve Earle's "Somewhere Out There"), Kaplansky and husband Richard Litvin have ample space to examine the complexities of love (won, lost, or soon to be kicked out the door) and the challenges of life. Backed by a sterling core of musicians (including guitarist Larry Williams and backing vocalists Richard Shindell and John Gorka), Kaplansky's oddly pinched yet sumptuously full voice more than rises to the occasion. "Turn the Lights Back On" is the obvious crowd pleaser, but the best moment on this album is its quietest--"Just You Tonight," a spare, acoustic love song that echoes on long after it has finished. --Percy Keegan

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy Kaplansky is the BEST October 21, 1999
By Annie
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Lucy on the Cry Cry Cry album with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell. When I saw Cry Cry Cry in concert Lucy played "Ten Year Night" and I knew that I had to have her CD. Her music is inspiring and fun to listen to. It makes me happy and I never tire of listening to her albums. After I bought "Ten Year Night" I also bought her other two albums... all three of them are marvelous. I told my roommates about her while I was home in Vermont for summer vacation and they went out and bought her CDs too. If you love Dar and Richard and the Nields, you will LOVE Lucy Kaplansky.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is why the Grammy was created. December 23, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I purchase between 35 and 50 CDs a year. This latest offering from Lucy is the best total collection of songs I have heard this year. Rarely does an album go 10 for 10 on the quality of its contents. Ten Year Night does this. The first couple times through, I thought I knew which tracks would be my favorites, and which might get the forward button pushed occasionally. But after listening more, I have found that even the tracks that were initially too slow for me, have spread their sweetness all over me. Too bad this fantastic example of emotion, music and style is not widely known. Kaplansky would surely receive the Grammy for Album of the Year. On the other hand, being one in a smaller fanbase keeps the intimacy with the artist that much better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent folk-country singer-songwriter June 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Lucy is one of many excellent folk-country singer-songwriters to emerge on the American music scene in the nineties. In a crowded market, Lucy does not get the same level of recognition accorded to Lucinda Williams or Mary Chapin-Carpenter but Lucy is just as good as those two.
This classic album is a wonderful example of Lucy's skills as both singer and songwriter. It opens with the title track, about the tenth anniversary of a relationship. End of the day is about people led a contented but modest lifestyle before chasing the money, only to discover that they were better off materially but less satisfied with life. One good reason is about a woman asking her partner to choose between her and the bottle, knowing that he'd choose the bottle. Five in the morning is a song about a woman who leaves home while everybody is asleep, hoping to find a better life. Promise me is about being on the road and unable to establish a relationship. The remaining songs explore various aspects of love - the joys and the problems.
If you enjoy contemporary folk-country music, do not overlook Lucy Kaplansky. This was my first album of her music but it certainly won't be the last.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaplansky is awesome! January 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I added this disk to my Christmas list based only on a review in Red House Records. Lucky gamble. I highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys good song writing, great lyrics, and excellent vocals.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly sensuous and soulful June 2, 1999
Format:Audio CD
One of the many memorable phrases in this album is the phrase from the song "Ten Year Night" which says: "Open your eyes, and look at me." Buy this album, and open your soul and ears and listen to Lucy Kaplansky's blend of folk, country, rhythm and blues.. There is not a song on this album that you will want to skip with the fast forward button--it is that good. I saw her live in Monterey sing several songs from this album. She is incredibly sensuous on stage. Her sensuousness is evident in this album as well. After hearing this album, you will wish she was singing the lyrics to you personally. It should win a grammy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Masterpiece June 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to describe the texture of Lucy's voice. It carries an edge to it but still somehow denotes vulnerability. I first heard her album "Flesh and Bone" while standing in a gift shop in the little town of Ely, near the entrance to the Boundary Waters Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. From the moment I heard her sing, I was impressed. Her other album, "The Tide" is equally as musical and well-crafted. "Ten Year Night" proves that Ms. Kaplansky has a lot of wonderful songs left to put to pen. Don't miss this album. And don't miss Lucy when she's in your town. Her concerts are on par with Dar Williams, her female partner in "Cry, Cry, Cry" with Richard Shindell.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning April 4, 1999
Format:Audio CD
The stunning, supple instrument that is Lucy Kaplansky's voice has long been an open secret in folk circles. Fortunately‹and justly‹Lucy's voice now carries well beyond the confines of that world's in-crowd. On Ten Year Night, her singular singing is even richer, more confident, entirely engaged in the business (and pleasure) of finding the emotional center of a song. To listen to Lucy sing is to gain a clear purchase on what real singing means. After hearing this record, you'll find it hard, if not impossible, to think of a more moving and perfect contemporary singing voice. Despite the fact that Lucy has now released three records containing her own songs (often written in collaboration with Rick Litvin), her voice has often been praised at the expense of due consideration for the writing. Ten Year Night will change all that. The songs on this record are remarkable, various and beautifully made. A telling indication of the level here is the fact that Lucy's cover of Steve Earle's "Somewhere Out There" is far from the best song on the album. The writing ranges far, from the compellingly elliptical "In a Child's Hands" (which sounds as if an inspired Crazy Horse, complete with swooping slide-work and a rhythm section working out with palpable intensity, is backing her up) to the poignant, fresh take on finding love in the title track with its visual clarity and perfect phrasing. Perhaps the most intriguing track is the dark and haunted "One Good Reason," a portrait of a life that's unravelled in a vacuum of resignation that has become for the protagonist a dessicating inevitability ("There's a line I've crossed somewhere/ I left the best of me back there"). Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice album
Ms Kaplansky is just a real nice singer/songwriter. The title song is really good. Some of the others didn't move me quite as much, but the only other disc of hers I've got is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Douglas W. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Year Night...
This album touches on the complexities of life and the ongoing changes we all go through as we "advance chronologically" with Well crafted verses and music!
Published 16 months ago by Walter Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
If you love Lucy Kaplansky, you will love this and if you don't love her, you will still love it. What's not to love? Great songs, great voice. I highly recommend it.
Published 19 months ago by Zarya1
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the Heart
This is an amazing collection of songs, some she wrote, some are covers. ALL are performed brilliantly and movingly. Read more
Published on December 25, 2008 by Christopher Baetz
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy's Best Try It You'll Like It :)
This is Lucy K's best CD. If you want to get familiarized with her music, this is a good one to start with. Read more
Published on June 10, 2006 by J. McAndrew
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks like I'm in the minority
I consider myself a singer-songwriter/new folk fan (I love Shawn Colvin, much of Dar Williams' stuff, Sarah McLachlan, Mary Chapin-Carpenter,Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer) and I'd... Read more
Published on April 18, 2005 by Greg Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Another tremendous album by Lucy
This one has it all--great, personal lyrics (Just You Tonight will have you running for the kleenex), well-written songs and playing. Read more
Published on September 24, 2002 by R. Vosik
5.0 out of 5 stars Under-appreciated and Over-produced
At times this CD falls into the same trap as many other acoustic folk artists--what is it about going into the studio that makes them add all the extras? Read more
Published on March 12, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars a stayer
I've owned this wonderful CD by Lucy Kaplansky for a number of years now and I have to say that it only gets better and better. Read more
Published on May 29, 2001 by "michaelmanfield"
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten very good songs.
I have learned that any recording that includes Larry Campbell's work is going to sound good. He's on this album and the sound is very good. Read more
Published on February 16, 2001
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