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Wreck and Ruin

Kasey ChambersAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill [Country]
  • ASIN: B008K9SG4A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,361 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson s intriguing new album Wreck & Ruin reunites two of Australia s most notable singer-songwriters, who also happen to be married. Chambers believes that their second album of duets, on Sugar Hill Records, will shine a light on their unique partnership as spouses as well as musicians. I hope people will get a sense of who we are as a couple, Says Chambers, I guess I mean that a little bit to do with who we are as a couple in our day to day life, but there s a certain sound that we create when it s only the two of us. We could not create that on any other solo album or with any other artist. Its something we ve realized is really quite special. There are a lot of songs on this alumthat I don t think we could sing if we weren t married.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "We're On The Run With God On Our Tail" October 22, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
The Bottom Line: If you liked their first duets album Rattlin' Bones, you'll love Wreck & Ruin. You should spring for the deluxe version as the five additional songs are just as good as the other 13. If you need more details, read on.

There are a lot of similarities between Wreck & Ruin and Rattlin' Bones. It is a similar mix of country and bluegrass with Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers blending great harmonies and trading off lines. They hit on many of the same themes - religion ("Adam And Eve", "Have Mercy On Me", and "Up Or Down") and relationships ("The Quiet Life", "Familiar Strangers", "Your Sweet Love", and "Good Enough"). They also touch on other trials of life ("Wreck & Ruin", Dustbowl", "Flat Nail Joe", and "Where No One Knows My Name"). Most songs have healthy doses of banjo and fiddle with harmonica also being a big player. My favorite song on this album is "Adam And Eve" on which they give a condensed account of the first three chapters of Genesis. Nicholson and Chambers trade off lines as Adam and Eve while blending rich harmonies on the chorus (including the line I used in my review title).

I will say that I find these duets from Nicholson and Chambers a bit of an anomaly because I really don't like either of their solo recordings. It is a different style of music, and I find the whole to be much stronger than the sum of its parts. If you are really into their solo stuff, this might not be for you. I like it a lot; however, and I highly recommend it.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Cd November 22, 2012
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Best CD Kasey has done in years. CD is even better when you get to hear her explain how some of the songs came to be.I heard a interview on XM radio. If you have been disappointed by some of her recent CD's try this one, you will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! November 18, 2012
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I love Bluegrass and this album contains plenty. I've been a Kasey Chambers fan for many years now and the first album she recorded with her husband, Shane, was wonderful, so how could I not purchase this one also? Their voices blend so well together and their song writing is just delightful. The Quiet Life and Rusty Shoes are my two favorites this week. Check out the video for The Quiet Life and see what I'm talking about. I can't wait for the next one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prettty....Pretty...Pretty....GOOD! November 29, 2012
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If you liked "Rattlin" Bones," Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson's first album as husband and wife duo, then you'll undoubtedly like this as well. BUT, there are undoubtedly some differences between the two albums.

"Rattlin' Bones" if given an analogy, was like the honeymoon for the couple. "Wreck and Ruin" is more like a steady well grounded marriage, and here's why.

Rattlin' Bones had a little more bite to it, more songs in minor keys, faster pacing to the music, more songs about death etc. Wreck and Ruin has more major key songs, a bit more gentle harmonies, and more of a "sweet" tone about it. Even the recording style is different. Many of the songs on Rattlin' Bones had more compression and altering of the music in that way, where as Wreck and Ruin has a more naturalistic frontal quality to the instruments and voices. Personally, I'm a minor key, sing about death kind of guy, so I like Rattline Bones slightly more, BUT Wreck and Ruin is no less of an album, as it has songs with the same vibe as Rattlin Bones just not as many. The rest of the songs are just as well crafted and the different dimensionality actually adds to their collection in a nice way. It's great to be able to put both albums in a playlist and just hit play and have such a nice variance of music from these two that stays within the same realm yet has a nice variance.

I will agree with the other reviewer that I do not like Shane Nicholson or Kasey Chambers that much by themselves, but as a duo I adore them. They simply can do no wrong in my eyes. I am more of an old-time bluegrass music listener so this is part of the reason, as their music falls along the lines of country/blues/pop more.

I was excited to hear that these two came out with a new album and it certainly didn't disappoint, but please stay together, keep having babies, and make more music! Great all around album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wreck and Ruin November 20, 2012
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How did I find out about Kasey Chambers? I can't remember, but it was such a wonderful discovery and one that made me after listening to her previous work, want to hear more. Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson here again put together such wonderful songs and then performed them flawlessly. You don't need overwhelming production to produce such great music and these two have taken that simplicity and made it into a powerful force that makes you gasping for more. To my ear they have kept their music along the main stream that is folk music, country music and hints of blue grass. They are very well worth the time to listen and certainly worth the money to buy.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Country/Blues from Austrailia November 3, 2012
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Casey and her Genre is in a world by it's self.
I suggest you listen to some of her music samples,
I think she is great, I enjoy the change of style she uses in her singing and the personal messages in her music and also the personal way she presents it.

I have all of her music so am a bit biased but I think she is a Best Seller all over the world for one reason.
She is just good......
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Will not disappoint.
Oh my god! Why isn't this woman more reknown. Blew my socks off! Must have for any lover of traditional americana or country music. Will not disappoint.
Published 27 days ago by Deb Benedict
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by John F. Mceachern
5.0 out of 5 stars Americana match made in heaven!
Outstanding! Great voices that balance each other in a superb blend. The songs are delightful compositions. The albumn has some of everything, punchy fun, love, heartache and pain. Read more
Published 2 months ago by field tech abuser
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love this album
I saw the show with Kasey and Shane promoting this album and loved it. It is disappointing that they have now separated, but this album is definitely a keeper and one I play... Read more
Published 4 months ago by KTA Contact
3.0 out of 5 stars Not just Kasey
This album isn't as good as her second one but you get Kasey and her husband. A twofer, I guess.
Published 8 months ago by Kathy Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!
This album is just as good as the Rattlin Bones album. I hope they keep recording together for a long time. Great songwriting and great musicians. Solid throughout. Every track. Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Harmonizing
I'm not a huge bluegrass fan and had never heard of Kasey Chambers before, but the harmonies that these two produce are just beautiful to listen to. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE STARS
Too grassy for me, but I can tell this is a winner for those who like the genre. The 1st few songs are all real good.
Published 10 months ago by Leah
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love Kasey Chambers music.
I love all of Kasey's cd's. She has a unique voice that I love to listen to. Her and Shaun make a great duo.
Published 12 months ago by Panman
4.0 out of 5 stars As expected
You gotta love Kasey Chambers. This is what I expected from her. Have been buying her music for several years and don't intend to stop.
Published 14 months ago by hereigoagain
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