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Shine on
Gove Scrivenor
Shine on
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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Perhaps inspired by the reissue of his two classic 1970s recordings (found on Flying Fish's Solid Gove), the revered folkie puts out his first new solo work in 20 years. It's unreasonable to expect Scrivenor to equal hi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gove Scrivenor
Title: Shine on
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 8/18/1998
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397425429

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Perhaps inspired by the reissue of his two classic 1970s recordings (found on Flying Fish's Solid Gove), the revered folkie puts out his first new solo work in 20 years. It's unreasonable to expect Scrivenor to equal his high-water marks, and Shine On rarely does. Still, Scrivenor's warm, inviting voice has only ripened with age and he benefits from the vocal assistance of Nanci Griffith, Lari White, John Prine, and LeAnn Etheridge. He contributes six solid originals (including the delicate autoharp showcase "Maybelle's Dance") to accompany covers of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Jimmy Cliff, and Guy Clark. Unfortunately, many of the songs drop the blues and country influences from his signature country-folk- blues hybrid, replacing those roots with milder, new age-influenced concerns. When Scrivenor does play the rootsier angles---on Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," Jack Clement's "I've Got a Thing About Trains," and the jazzy "Balloon Song" for example---he recaptures the old magic that made him revered in the first place. --Marc Greilsamer