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The entire album is simply amazing, and a worthy successor to her last album (The Hunter). Some standouts on the album:
- Too Late Love Comes: a strong Gaelic atmosphere. She opens acapello (am I the only one who likes to hear her *breathe*?) and then is joined by pipes, violins, mandolin.
- Invitation to the Blues: bluesy, moody, full of longing.
- And So It Goes: if Billy Joel didn't write this song specifically for Jennifer to sing, he should have.
- The Panther: outstanding use of percussion to set the mood. One feels that one is in Louisiana on a hot and humid night, with a panther is sloping through the fog.
- You Don't Know Me: an Eddy Arnold standard, reset to a jazz-like mood, a great duet.
- Patriot's Dream: Jennifer sings this Arlo Guthrie song, with accompaniment by Arlo Guthrie. This song reminds us of the blessing of being American, and the responsibility we have to keep the dream alive.
Let us hope that this new album is the first of many for the 21st century from Jennifer Warnes.
It isn't that she lacks critical acclaim. Her voice and interpretations have been praised By disparate forces from Dick Clark to Leonard Cohen and practically everyone in between.
So what are the answers? Wish I knew. Perhaps she is too eclectic, talented and independent too allow herself to be categorized. She fuses folk, pop, rock and the blues so well that it is impossible to label her. So rather than try, one is left to simply enjoy the artistry that moves you and leaves you wanting more.
THE WELL is a triumph worth the wait. There is something for everyone from the plaintiff, haunting PRAIRIE MELANCHOLY to the bluesy IT'S RAINING and Billy Joels ode to never giving up on love, AND SO IT GOES. Warnes, who has made everyone she has dueted with sound good, is in fine form with Doyle Bramhall on YOU DON'T KNOW ME and Arlo Guthrie on PATRIOT's DREAM. The title song, written by Warnes is excellent.
Warnes is a rare talent. One who apparently refuses to "sell out" artistic integrity for commercial success. May she thrive and continue to thrive both artistically and commercially.
The four cuts penned by Jennifer Warnes have the poetic beauty and insight of a nature mystic with her feet firmly planted on mother earth. She surrounds herself with a bevy of talented musicians. I am particularly impressed with the lead acoustic guitar work of Doyle Bramhall II and the rhythm guitar of Dean Parks on "The Well" and the second cut, "It's Raining." Another standout is the muted trumpet work by Lee Thornburg that perfectly compliments Ms. Warnes sultry and soulful cover of Tom Wait's "Invitation To The Blues." The lush, original arrangement of the traditional Irish air, "Dawning of the Day," re-titled "Too Late Love Comes" with new lyrics by Ms. Warnes is as lilting and poignant in its presentation as another self-penned piece "The Panther" is haunting. She is unparalleled in her ability to convey a story as she takes on "And So It Goes" by the master storyteller himself, Billy Joel. Her duet with Doyle Bramhall on the country blues standard "You Don't Know Me" is as smooth as silk and yet every bit as soulful as the classic Ray Charles rendition. Ms.Read more ›
Rare is the performer whose songs evoke so much. Each one is like a painting, with its own set of images creating vivid emotional responses from the listener.
Warnes is a treasure. She has taken on the big record companies, who have in the past tried to steer her in directions she was not interested in going. And with her new label, Sin-Drome, she has hopefullly found a home where she can be happy ... and productive.
The Well will be, like her previous recordings, a CD that you will come back to time and again, year after year.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been purchasing music for 50+ years and have at least 400 albums/cassette tapes/CDs. "The Well" by Jennifer Warnes is in my Top 10 Favorites. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Longo
One of my favorite albums. I often listen to it late at night and easily get lost in the beauty and serenity of her voice.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Jennifer's sweet voice is a refreshing drink of water from "The Well." There is nothing not to like and enjoy about this album. The sound quality of this CD is excellent. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bogie Bill
i loved the nils lofgren band i first heard it on u tube with nils singing the first time ever i saw your face i thought it was a terrific recording of the song also sung by... Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by john crothers
One of the best sounding 2 Channel SACD that I've heard. Really impressive and would give most surround releases a run for the money.
Essential if you're a fan.
I only knew of Jennifer Warnes from the "Famous Blue Raincoat" album, which I have to admit I didn't much care for - the Leonard Cohen originals too firmly imprinted, perhaps. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Peter Sledmere
I will second all the praise by others for this fantastic cd.I would like to point out the bonus song on the SACD version,a cover of the late Chris Whitley's "Loco Girl". Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by The Winged Eel