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Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Matt Coker | Davis, CA, USA | 06/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"90% of the songs on QUARTER MOON IN A TEN CENT TOWN were written in the 1970s. It was the theme Emmylou Harris had pictured for the album. But even over twenty years later, the music is as timeless, emotional, and enjoyable as I'm sure it was in 1978 (five years before I was born). QUARTER MOON IN A TEN CENT TOWN is an outstanding album, a collection of ten marvelous songs. "Easy From Now On" which opens the album, is a favorite. It's far more than just a regular ballad, there's a determined feel to the song, three minutes of pure enjoyment. As a single, the song reached #12, as an album opener its takes the listener straight into the depths of the record, not just serving as an introduction. A line in the song provided the title. "Two More Bottles Of Wine" is in classic format, Harris took the song to #1, there's a great rock feel to the number. Dolly Parton gave Harris "To Daddy", which went to #3. Is been said before that Jesse Winchester's "My Songbird" sounds custom-made for Emmylou Harris. Rodney Crowell & Donivan Cowart's "Leaving Lousiana In The Broad Daylight" is my favorite song on the CD. It has an awesome chorus. Winchester's "Defying Gravity" is another major artistic move on the record. The same aggressive vocals from "C'est La Vie" are back on Crowell's "I Ain't Living Long Like This". If there was an outlaw-anthem, this great song would receive my nomination. The brillant duet between Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson is "One Paper Kid" on QUARTER MOON IN A TEN CENT TOWN. "Green Rolling Hills" is sensational. Winfield Scott's "Burn That Candle" was the only song on the album not written in the seventies. But it sounds as fresh and enjoyable as the other nine songs. QUARTER MOON IN A TEN CENT TOWN is an exceptional collection of music. I rediscovered the album when I bought on CD. The cassette versions alter the song sequence, but they don't make the running times closer to being equal. Side One begins with "Defying Gravity" and ends with "Burn That Candle"; Side Two starts with "Easy From Now On" and concludes with "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight". Also a CD advantage is higher listening quality, for the first time I heard "I Ain't Living Long Like This" with clear volume, no muffled sound. Be sure to add QUARTER MOON IN A TEN CENT TOWN to your collection, I'm glad I did. This album is extraordinary, much like Emmylou Harris herself."
Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 01/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another strong album from Emmylou Harris. It opens with the wonderful "Easy From Now On", one of my favorites from the album. Perfect song to introduce the listener to, it fared pretty well as a single as well. I also like her rendition of Dolly Parton's "To Daddy", which was a major hit at #3. The biggest hit came from "Two More Bottles Of Wine", a #1 hit. It's no wonder. My favorite from the set though is the ballad "My Songbird", perfectly sung (what could you expect) by Emmylou. The duet with Willie Nelson "One Paper Kid", is amazing. She rocks on the uptempo "I Ain't Living Long Like This", definately another highlight. Other highlights include "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight", "Defying Gravity" and "Burn That Candle". This is truly an exceptional album that is still in high rotation in my CD player."