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Other Voices Other Rooms
Nanci Griffith
Other Voices Other Rooms
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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Singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith performs seventeen songs by her favorite songwriters, among them John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Jeff Walker, Janis Ian and Bob Dylan. She is accompanied by Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, John Pr...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Nanci Griffith
Title: Other Voices Other Rooms
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 7
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/2/1993
Release Date: 3/2/1993
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Today's Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596146425, 075596146487, 755961464254

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Singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith performs seventeen songs by her favorite songwriters, among them John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Jeff Walker, Janis Ian and Bob Dylan. She is accompanied by Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, John Prine, Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harrisamd the Indigo Girls.
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Media Type: CD
Artist: GRIFFITH,NANCI
Title: OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS
Street Release Date: 03/02/1993

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Member CD Reviews

Galaspa D. from CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Reviewed on 3/11/2013...
Great CD. I am so grateful someone let it go!
Lauren S. (serablue) from MEQUON, WI
Reviewed on 10/25/2009...
This is a hidden gem. The songs on this CD were written by some of the greats (Tom Paxton, John Prine, Bob Dylan), and some of them co-vocalize with Nanci on the CD. As always, Nanci voice is clear and beautiful. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 is that it leans a little bit too far to the 'country' side of things for my tastes.

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Beautiful, stunning piece of modern Americana
C. Heinrich | Oyster Bay, NY USA | 05/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was my first Nanci Griffith album, and it was something of a gamble (she has her share of critics). But I definitely won in a big way. This album has grown on me so tremendously. This album features an assortment of songs from a long line of great American songwriters (frequently the songwriter is on the track somewhere). The combination of vocals, lyrics, and instrumentation is pure, natural, unforced beauty. The production is clean, bright, and straightforward; no gimmicks or interference. This album is perfect for its genre. Right now, I can't even name the standout tracks. This is a very rare example of an album that is full of standout tracks; not a weak moment from start to finish (and running at just over an hour, with 17 tracks, that's no small feat). True, no new ground is being broken here, but that's exactly the point. It's back to the basics, yet still fresh and modern. Its beauty and simplicity is wonderfully infectious. If this sounds even slightly interesting to you, then I think you're likely to enjoy it. Why this 1993 album isn't priced higher is beyond me. So take advantage of it while you can."
One of the all-time best
Smallchief | 04/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You know the old game about choosing ten CDs to take with you to a desert island to listen to for the rest of your life. Other Voices, Other Rooms would be on my list.

That may seem like excessive praise for a CD that's not overly original and done by a singer who doesn't have one of the great voices of our time. But I love every song on this album -- save "Turn Around." The coincidence of good songs, good arrangements, and the perfect voice for the material makes this CD exceptional. Arlo Guthrie's duet with Nanci on "Tecumseh Valley" (heartbreakingly sad) is one highpoint. Equally sad and equally beautiful is "From Clare to Here." And Bob Dylan's harmonica on "Boots of Spanish Leather" and Don Edward's yodel on a great cowboy song, "Night Rider's Lament," are outstanding. The wonderful "Across the Great Divide" by the late Kate Wolf if another tearjerker. This one is special for me. I've listened to it for years and it never gets tiresome.

Smallchief"