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Wayward Angel

Kasey ChambersAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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The pressure was off. Kasey Chambers had announced to her manager, record company and fans that there wouldn’t be a new album for at least another year. And then the songs came rushing out – 14 diverse compositions, all delivered fully formed, completed within a few hectic weeks in February 2010, during which Kasey also performed as opening act through Lyle Lovett’s ... Read more in Amazon's Kasey Chambers Store

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  • Audio CD (September 30, 2003)
  • ASIN: B000A2GLJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,097,861 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pony
2. Hollywood
3. Stronger
4. Bluebird
5. More Than Ordinary
6. Wayward Angel
7. Paper Aeroplane
8. Like a River
9. For Sale
10. Follow You Home
11. Mother
12. Guilty as Sin
13. Lost and Found
14. Saturated

Customer Reviews

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Consistently Close to Excellence January 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I will say this upfront about Kasey Chambers: she consistently creates great albums that are only a few songs away from being excellent. Such is the case with her newest release. When sticking to the Americana-style of roots music, she approaches genius. But her occasional musical journeys into soft pop weigh the entire collection down. Two or three of the songs (including Paper Aeroplane) are bland, and bring nothing new to the listener; at least not this listener. That's fine though; the ten terrific songs are well worth what I paid for the CD.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wayward Angel" Soars to New Heights of Pleasure November 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Prime Cuts: Pony, Bluebird, Like a River

Former lead singer of Australian country band Dead Ringer Band, singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers returns with her third solo album, "Wayward Angel." Once again, this Aussie native serves notice by her insightful lyrics and her keening vocals, often compared to a more angst Emmylou Harris with a trace of Iris Dement's nasal tinge. Like all her solo albums, "Wayward Angel" defies any genre categorization: there's a dose of country-pop, a splash of folk, a pinch of rock and definitely a noticeable slice of bluegrass. Nevertheless, regardless of styles, Chambers has an affecting élan and she is never one to be emotionally peripatetic. Rather, you can hear and feel her heart as she sings with her seasoned nuance through these sylvan tunes.

The album opener, "Pony," an understated pop ballad, finds Chambers putting her best foot forward. Unlike her previous self-depreciative hit "Not Pretty Enough," "Pony" finds a femme fatale making her seductive come-ons performed with a confident and enthralling undertone. "Like a River," the first Australian single, is an effervescent country-pop number with a love struck Chambers basking in the euphoria of love. With an infectious melody and Chambers' fervent performance, "Like a River" stands toe-to-toe with any major country product from Music Row. Clamorous for authenticity, sophomore single "Hollywood," a popish mid tempo number, is a desperate and vulnerable plea; you can almost Chambers' heart breaking as she sings, "This ain't Hollywood this is my heart." While traditionalists may feel querulous, "Guilty as Sin" finds a zesty Chambers kicking up her heels on her most rock number to date bolstered by some delightful sounding jaunty guitars.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kasey's life, music have grown for the better September 14, 2004
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It's been three years since Kasey's last release, and anyone who has followed her knows how different her life is now than when she made Barricades and Brickwalls. The growth, nurture, and love that's followed since the birth of her son is quite evident in Wayward Angel. The songs, particularly the softer tracks, flow together marvelously and show a maturing artist. There was a complaint by one fan that the lyrics were "too biographical." First, I'm struggling to figure out how that could ever be a negative thing for a musician to convey. And second, Kasey's tales are extraordinary. I literally got chills at the peak of "Paper Aeroplane" and just hope I never hear it at a funeral, or I'll completely lose it. If you catch any interview with Kasey, you can tell that she just knows that she's progressed as a musician in the right direction. One listen to this record and you can tell too.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A step in the wrong direction October 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After the genre-bending joy of Chambers's last release Barricades and Brickwalls, I found myself a little troubled by Wayward Angel. Quite simply there are stretches of it that could've been made by any country-pop artist - "Mother," "For Sale," and especially the single "Hollywood" are watered-down, and dare I say, even a little boring, to the point that they could have been made by Faith Hill. Chambers is still a gifted artist, undoubtedly, and she proves it for a good portion of the album - the sexy come on of "Pony," the bluegrass assault of "Follow You Home," the magnificent tenderness of "Lost and Found." But when Chambers indulges her pop tendencies, the results get generic, and for someone as original as Chambers, that gets a bit scary to hear.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angelic Music From Kasey January 13, 2006
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On her third album, Kasey Chambers steps into her sound. A lot closer to the stripped basics of The Captian, Wayward Angel finds her exploring styles with the same eagerness she employeed on Barricades and Brickwalls. Her writing has matured and Wayward Angel finds her pushing it into new arenas. Overall, her most satisfying album to date.

The first track, "Pony" offers us a sweet and coy version of Kasey Chambers, which is the first time we have heard her this giggly and fun. This simple joy tracks through the album on songs like "Mother" "Follow You Home" and "Guitly As Sin." The last of these finds Kasey embracing a deliciously naughty Wanda Jackson vibe. There are still plenty of the heartwrenchingly sad songs that we have all come to expect from Kasey--including two of her best yet "More Than Ordinary" and "Lost and Found" which finds her ruminating "I am still here/there's no where else to go." This album also finds a new vulnerabilty for Chambers, in the deeply personal songs like "For Sale" and "Saturated." But perhaps the best song on the entire cd is the one which spawned a thousand Patty Griffin comparisons, the piano laden "Paper Aeorplane."

Anyone who has enjoyed Kasey Chambers in the past will find this album more than satisfying and it serves as the perfect intoduction to this delicately perfect artist.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by John F. Mceachern
3.0 out of 5 stars nice but not supreme
I bought this cuz I heard one song by her I liked, but have found I'm not listening to it as much as I thought. Okay country-folk, not out of this world.
Published 7 months ago by tamarinera
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 yrs old daughter and 63 yr old mom love this as do I at 39!
lovely voice and lyrics. love the yodeling!!! we actively sign along or just have it going in the background! listen many times a week!
Published 19 months ago by J. Staunton-Latimer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wayward Angel - Kasey Chambers
Wow! Just excellent, some real good soulful stuff and great musicianship is in here. This may be an earlier CD but it has to be close to the best.
Published 22 months ago by Don Good
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!
I am totally amazed by the consistent high quality of Kasey's work. After her first 2 amazing CDs I was prepared for a let down but she has delivered again. Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
this is an awesome album. too bad i dont' own it and didn't buy it.
Published on February 5, 2009 by J. R. Sheehy
4.0 out of 5 stars Down Under Country
How does a woman from Australia make a better country CD than 90% of what passes for country in Nashville? Read more
Published on February 5, 2007 by Tim Brough
5.0 out of 5 stars heavenly voice
enjoyed the majority of the CD, mellow at times, folk at times, country also.
Published on January 15, 2007 by Ahna
5.0 out of 5 stars Jon
I first heard Kasey Chambers on NPR, Sunday Edition. I thought I'd try it and I found that I enjoy this album more everytime I hear it. And I'm 52. Good stuff!
Published on October 17, 2005 by Jon P. Zehnder
4.0 out of 5 stars Another one...
This CD is another great, put out by an artist who sings from deep within. Her vocals are outstanding. The CD was worthe purchase, for me, based on "Bluebird" and "Like A River". Read more
Published on October 15, 2005 by Stacy Koenig
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