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Genres: Folk, Pop
Anyone who's seen Patty Larkin live knows how striking her guitar playing is. What's not often noted is how many fine contemporary folk songs she's penned, how they stand up on their own merits of melody and language. Wi... more »
Anyone who's seen Patty Larkin live knows how striking her guitar playing is. What's not often noted is how many fine contemporary folk songs she's penned, how they stand up on their own merits of melody and language. With her third studio album, Larkin carves out an artistic domain of elegant but simply clothed acoustic images, and features all originals, stories of journeys spiritual and actual, love's responsibilites and regrets. Her skill with arrangement and words even makes the unwieldy theme of chemical pollution ("Metal Drums") haunting and personal. --Roy Francis Kasten
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Wonderful guitar work, wonderful lyrics
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't know Patty Larkin, this is a great introduction. In this album, she has a great blend of sounds: acoustic, electric and percussive. Her lyrics range from witty through ironic and, at times, they're so on-target that you could cry.Tango is, I think, her best. Angels Running is a close second. The guitar work in either is excellent, and if you aren't moved by "Chained to These Lovin' Arms", you've never been in love!"
Talkin about Dave's Holiday
Nimue Callahan | 11/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is really quite exceptional. I disagree with what others have said about Dave's Holiday and Metal Drums, which are both marvelous songs. Though they differ from the melancholy mood of Used to Be and Letter From Vancouver, they add volume to the record, showing the listener the multi-faceted talents of Patty Larkin. And hey, she's even better live!"
Sigmund | 10/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is almost a really great album. It includes the gems "Used To Be" about the loneliness of the single bar scene and "Chained To These Loving Arms" a song to remind us that love comes in many shapes and forms. There is always a lot of atmosphere produced into her music but it is always tastefully done with her accomplished guitar playing generally out front. Negatives here include the horrible "Dave's Holiday" and the out of place "Metal Drums". These might of fit in on a totally different record but not on this one where love and relationships are the clear theme."