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"I hear America singing--and it sounds like Iris DeMent." So praised on the release of her critically-acclaimed album . This is her eagerly-awaited new recording. — No Track Information Available — Media Type: CD — Artist: D... more »
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"I hear America singing--and it sounds like Iris DeMent." So praised on the release of her critically-acclaimed album . This is her eagerly-awaited new recording.
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Media Type: CD
Title: MY LIFE
Street Release Date: 04/12/1994
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Ted S. (stsaks) from AVON, NY
Reviewed on 6/23/2007...
Very nice songs, but her "unique" voice is not what I am looking for
Beautiful, haunting, and (too?) sentimental
Nicola M Santilli | 11/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is a terrific album. The tear-jerk power of Our Town is missing, and her voice sounds too polished in some of the songs, but I can't think of another album I would want if I could only have one on the shelf. No time To Cry is the best song of the lot, with Easy's Getting Harder: a close second. I enjoyed the final (title) cut, but it was a bit too sugary for me. I like Iris better when she sings with a crooked smile on her face, not a sentimental longing. Nonetheless, her gutiar playing is terrific and this is the album to play as you drive across country with the windows down and the one's you love left behind. A new classic."
Great follow-up to Infamous angel
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Iris raised a lot of expectations following the success of her debut album, Infamous angel, which I've already reviewed. That album included classics such as Our town and Let the mystery be. This album is of a similar style and quality, but lacks a real classic song. Don't let that put you off - most singers never get songs that good in their entire career, and in any case all the songs here are excellent.
The songs here are very personal, something that should surprise nobody who is familiar with Infamous angel, but ever more so because Iris' father died during the time between the two albums. No time to cry is a song in which Iris explains that she's too busy to spend much time grieving for her father. Childhood memories is about just that.Iris wrote all but two of the songs, these being covers of Troublesome waters (Mother Maybelle Carter) and Mom and Dad's waltz (Lefty Frizzell). Given the personal nature of the album, these songs are entirely appropriate.If you have not got any Iris DeMent music, buy Infamous angel first, or buy both together. If you are already familiar with that album, this will give you more of the same style and sound."