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Lucinda Williams on NPR's World Café
National Public Radio will begin broadcasting the Lucinda Williams interview and performance on World Café today. She will perform music from her new album, West.
 
For a list of Lucinda's upcoming tour dates, please visit:
www.lucindawilliams.com 

 
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West is Lucinda Williams’ first album of all new original music since 2003’s critically acclaimed World Without Tears.
Dubbed “America’s Best Songwriter” by Time Magazine, she more than lives up to that title through hypnotically aching songs of love gone wrong, loss, and the overall quest for redemption.

Freed from the strictures of Americana, or even rock, yet still grounded in them, Lucinda sounds positively unbound."
-No Depression

"

...West may well be her best album. It is easily her most musically adventurous, and often her most lyrically inspired."
-Amazon.com

 
"...she's Iggy Pop with demon energy, Neil Young with better poetry, Lou Reed with more defined arms and, according to Elvis Costello, Keith Richards in a feminine form."
-Relix
 
 
Finish this line from "Are You Alright?" correctly to enter.
"I looked around me and you were _____."
 
 

The songs deal with a chapter in my life… there’s a lot of pain and struggling, but it ends with a look towards the future.”
-Lucinda Williams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The new track, "Are You Alright?" is now available for download, exclusively at iTunes Click Here
 
West is Lucinda Williams’ first album of all new original music since 2003’s critically acclaimed World Without Tears.
Dubbed “America’s Best Songwriter” by Time Magazine, she more than lives up to that title through hypnotically aching songs of love gone wrong, loss, and the overall quest for redemption.
 
998 GRAMMY® AWARD — BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK ALBUM.
 
ROLLING STONE:
• One of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
• # 10 Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums.
• “Essential Recordings of the 90’s.”
• “...Not only is CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD more perfect than the two albums that preceded it... but it achieves its perfection
by being more imperfect...not since the openhearted HAPPY WOMAN BLUES has she gotten so much feeling on tape..."
 
SPIN
• One of the “90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s” list.
• #4 on “Top 20 Albums of ’98.”
 
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
• “...Williams has rarely sounded better.” Rating: A
 
MOJO
• #31 in Mojo’s “100 Modern Classics” — “[A] bluesy, rootsy album, its fatalistic pull resonating with anyone who has loved and lost.”
 
Lucinda Williams, universally hailed as a major talent by both critics and fellow musicians, is now considered to be one of America’s finest singer-songwriters. Over the course of three decades of performing and recording, Williams’ sound had evolved into a seamless blend of country, blues, folk, and rock. Her first four albums — 1979’s Ramblin’ On My Mind, 1980’s Happy Woman Blues,
1988’s Lucinda Williams and 1992’s Sweet Old World — were all hailed as major works by a major talent, but it was her fifth album, the much anticipated 1998 Mercury release Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, that served as her commercial breakthrough, establishing her as a major artist. Recorded over a period of three years, with production duties by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy (“The Twangtrust”), Roy Bittan and Lucinda Williams, and mixed by Rick Rubin and Jim Scott, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
earned Lucinda Williams a Gold Album and the Grammy® Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
 
DISC ONE: CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD REMASTERED
/ RIGHT IN TIME / CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD / 2 KOOL 2 BE
4-GOTTEN / DRUNKEN ANGEL / CONCRETE AND BARBED WIRE / LAKE CHARLES / CAN’T LET GO / I LOST IT / METAL FIRECRACKER /
GREENVILLE / STILL I LONG FOR YOUR KISS / JOY / JACKSON /
 ADDITIONAL TRACKS:
DOWN THE BIG ROAD BLUES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED /
OUT OF TOUCH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED / STILL I LONG FOR YOUR KISS ALTERNATE VERSION FROM THE HORSE WHISPERER SOUNDTRACK
DISC TWO: WXPN LIVE AT THE WORLD CAFÉ
Live At Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, July 11th, 1998
/ PINEOLA / SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TALK / CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD / METAL FIRECRACKER / RIGHT IN TIME / DRUNKEN ANGEL /
GREENVILLE / STILL I LONG FOR YOUR KISS / 2 KOOL 2 BE 4-GOTTEN / CAN’T LET GO / HOT BLOOD / CHANGED THE LOCKS / JOY
 

LUCINDA WILLIAMS CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD
PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS

DISC ONE:
• Features a newly remastered version of the album!
• Three additional songs (two previously unreleased) — an alternate version of “Still I Long For
Your Kiss,”the blues-drenched studio out-take “Down The Big Road Blues,” and the original
unissued version of “Out Of Touch,” both recorded during the first Gurf Morlix produced sessions in
Austin, Texas

DISC TWO:
Previously unreleased full concert performance from WXPN LIVE AT THE WORLD CAFÉ
recorded July 11, 1998
• Features thirteen performances drawn from the Car Wheels album, as well as riveting versions of some
of her earlier-penned songs “Pineola,” “Hot Blood”and “Changed The Locks.”
• Includes guest performers Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Charlie Sexton and Buddy Miller.
• Deluxe digipak packaging features lyrics, photos and more.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS' CLASSIC CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD
REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 2-CD DELUXE EDITION WITH
COMPLETE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1998 CONCERT AND MORE

With a new Lucinda Williams album this fall, her most rapturously acclaimed and best-selling album to date receives the expanded Deluxe Edition treatment. The two-CD Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Deluxe Edition (Mercury/Lost Highway/UMe), released October 24, 2006, adds a pair of previously unreleased studio tracks plus an alternate version of "Still I Long For Your Kiss" heard in The Horse Whisperer and an entire previously unreleased 1998 live performance to a newly remastered edition of the singer-songwriter's most celebrated and beloved album.

Six years since her previous album, 1998's long-anticipated Car Wheels On A Gravel Road was worth the wait. The 13-song collection's passionate, sharply detailed accounts of love, loss and longing were matched by the deceptively laid-back intensity of Williams' performances and those of guest artists that included Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Charlie Sexton, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller and the E Street Band's Roy Bittan. Topping many year-end critics polls and landing Williams her first gold record, the album also won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album, despite being her least folkish work. A masterwork of roots rock woven through with folk, honky-tonk country and blues, the album (her fifth) marked her artistic and commercial breakthrough after a near 20-year recording career.

Augmenting the original album on Disc One are two outtakes from the album's initial 1995 Austin sessions--the Williams original "Out Of Touch" (which she would re-record for 2001's Essence) and a stripped-down reading of the 1920s blues classic "Down The Big Road Blues"--and the alternate "Still I Long For Your Kiss."

Disc Two captures a spirited live performance, recorded July 11, 1998 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia for WXPN's "Live At The World Café" radio show. Featuring Williams' then-current touring band, the set encompasses nine numbers from Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (the title track, "Metal Firecracker," "Right In Time," "Drunken Angel," "Greenville" "Still I Long For Your Kiss," "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten," "Can't Let Go" and "Changed The Locks") and four earlier favorites ("Pineola," "Something About What Happens When We Talk," "Joy" and "Hot Blood"). The concert as well as the Disc One bonus tracks have also been newly digitally remastered.

What was said of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road in 1998 is still true today: "In a world inundated with cookie-cutter, Lilith-ready wimps," wrote Entertainment Weekly, "there's enough gravel on Williams' wheels to fill a West Texas dump truck."


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