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Bitter Sweet
Kim Richey
Bitter Sweet
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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This sophomore album may suffer slightly in comparison with Richey's stunning, self-titled 1995 debut, but there wasn't much else out there in 1997 that it didn't eclipse. Richey is a stellar songwriter (with several hits...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Kim Richey
Title: Bitter Sweet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 8
Label: Mercury Nashville
Original Release Date: 3/4/1997
Release Date: 3/4/1997
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Today's Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453425521, 731453425545

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This sophomore album may suffer slightly in comparison with Richey's stunning, self-titled 1995 debut, but there wasn't much else out there in 1997 that it didn't eclipse. Richey is a stellar songwriter (with several hits by others to her credit) whose own records straddle the rock/country divide, placing her squarely in commercial limbo. But it's our loss that there isn't a niche for songs like the gorgeous "Every River," the insanely catchy "I Know," the subtly '60s-ish "Lonesome Side of Town," and the devastating "My Whole World." Richey's voice is not Nashville's most distinctive, but it communicates a full range of emotions, and she abets it skillfully by double-tracking her own harmonies. The playing, writing, and fascinatingly varied stylistic touches here are a joy to hear; Richey's career merits your undivided attention. --Ken Barnes

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Aileen R. (aileen) from N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 8/15/2008...
This sophomore album may suffer slightly in comparison with Richey's stunning, self-titled 1995 debut, but there wasn't much else out there in 1997 that it didn't eclipse. Richey is a stellar songwriter (with several hits by others to her credit) whose own records straddle the rock/country divide, placing her squarely in commercial limbo. But it's our loss that there isn't a niche for songs like the gorgeous "Every River," the insanely catchy "I Know," the subtly '60s-ish "Lonesome Side of Town," and the devastating "My Whole World." Richey's voice is not Nashville's most distinctive, but it communicates a full range of emotions, and she abets it skillfully by double-tracking her own harmonies. The playing, writing, and fascinatingly varied stylistic touches here are a joy to hear; Richey's career merits your undivided attention. --Ken Barnes (Amazon.com)
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CD Reviews

In search of a genre
Bryan Dodd | Decatur, GA USA | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are those artists who defy labels. Kim Richey rests comfortably among them. A friend loaned me this CD and with the thought "let it grow on you." And it did! Some compare her music to an early Eagles / California rock to country. That's a fair description. I think what got me was the combination of her well written lyrics and the talent of her surrounding musicians. Each time I hear it, I pick up on things I didn't hear before. And to be honest, I kind when friends come over and ask "Who's that?" I think word of mouth, as shown with the other reviews here speak volumes about Richey's talent."
Just buy it
Andy Higgins | Frederick, MD | 04/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love singer-songwriters...John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Karla Bonoff...and now, Kim Richey. I can't believe that I hadn't heard of her before now, but saw her recently on Sessions at West 54th with John Hiatt, and immediately had to check her out. Great vocals, fine production, teriffic harmonies, excellent lyrics. I'll blindly buy whatever has her name associated with it."