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Emmylou Harris puts in a guest appearance, which is fitting since the sound of this album somewhat resembles Harris's recent solo work. The only drawbacks are the album's brevity (10 songs, less than 40 minutes) and the fact that the last two cuts, the Spanish language version of the title track and a short instrumental number, really don't work. Otherwise, this album is as haunting as any that has been released in the last few years.
Overall, an accoustic tour-de-force from an artist with talent to burn.
I've been hooked on this remarkably talented artist's music since the folky LIVING WITH GHOSTS was released nearly 6 years ago. FLAMING RED came two years later and shared a similar quality of songwriting with its predecessor, albeit with a bigger, bolder sound behind it than LIVING WITH GHOSTS.
Now, 1000 KISSES curls easily into the ear with a little of both those previous outings evident.
Before the wrapper is even off the CD, the first thing most listeners will notice is that 1000 KISSES offers the fewest vocal tracks from a Griffin album to date (Track 10 is an instrumental reprise of "Mil Besos," which I'll get to later). But Griffin has never been one to opt for quantity over quality, which one would be foolish to hold against her when what she presents is so solid and whole just as it is. As has been happily reported in industry magazines, this is undoubtedly Griffin's most honest and emotional album yet. And that's saying a lot considering how much those qualities were already evident in her previous work.
A number of fans balked at the forward-thinking approach to production on FLAMING RED, complaining it was too beefy, too rocky. Those folks should be pleased to know that the production this time around certainly leans more toward the organic sound of Griffin's debut CD.Read more ›
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Love Love this CD, I bought it for one song but ended loving the whole thing so much. I highly recommend it.Published 8 months ago by Beth
This music is fantastic and one of the favorite items in our musical library! It is melodic, lyrical, heartfelt, touching, and compelling. We love it!Published 16 months ago by Deb
Some of the best refreshing writing I've ever heard. I saw her on either Palladia or AXS with Emmylou Harris and then downloaded a few songs to hear what else she had and now... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by John G Ortis