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There's a Light Beyond These Woods
Nanci Griffith
There's a Light Beyond These Woods
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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Nanci Griffith's 1978 debut for Philo is certainly not as consistent as her mid '80s albums; however, it should not be overlooked by fans of introspective, personal story songs. "Alabama Soft Spoken Blues" may be her singl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nanci Griffith
Title: There's a Light Beyond These Woods
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Philo / Umgd
Release Date: 1/8/2002
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011671123424

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Nanci Griffith's 1978 debut for Philo is certainly not as consistent as her mid '80s albums; however, it should not be overlooked by fans of introspective, personal story songs. "Alabama Soft Spoken Blues" may be her single most beautiful melody, with "Michael's Song" and "West Texas Sun" not far behind. There's an innocence and delicacy to Griffith's voice, and she's well served by producer Mike Williams's acoustic colorings. These nine songs reveal Griffith's beginnings, point to where she would venture, and satisfy through their luminous, lyrical grace. --Roy Kasten

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Nanci's Best
bassman100 | Round Rock, TX United States | 03/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in single takes (no overdubbs), There's a Light honestly reflects the state of NG's artistry. While I would hesitate (only slightly) to call it her best album, it is one of her best, and one of the best albums of the genre. Its delivery varies as NG explores different modes of expression, melodic and harmonic strategies, and poetic structures. I bought this title in the early eighties, and I've played it regularly ever since."
"Last of the True Believers...Griffith & Rounder"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 02/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rounder presents the unforgettable beginnings from Nanci Griffith's early release of 1978...the innocent folk writings in "THERE'S A LIGHT BEYOND THESE WOODS"(her debut album), gives the listener a clear look at one of the purest songwriter/artists of our time.Being a big fan of Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch and Joni Mitchell, this vintage release from Rounder is a welcome treat for all folk, bluegrass and country fans all from the "O Brother Where Art Thou" region.Want to close with my favorite pick of the album "ALABAMA SOFT SPOKEN BLUES", is poetry in motion, beautiful beyond all words, Nanci's performance sets her apart even at this early period of her career...thank you Rounder, for sharing this classic album from the past.Total Time: 37:51 on 9 Tracks ~ Philo/Rounder 11671-1234-2 ~ (2002)"
ONE OF NANCI'S BEST
GERRY | CO MEATH, REP OF IRELAND Ireland | 04/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OH IF ONLY THIS ALBUM WAS 60 MINS OR MORE EXCELLENT STUFF REALLY RELAXING"