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Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf
Various Artists
Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Kate Wolf's songs still ring true years after her death. This loving tribute contains 14 heartfelt covers culled from the repertoire of the singer-songwriter, who died of leukemia in 1986. From Kathy Mattea's serene ope...  more »

      
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Kate Wolf's songs still ring true years after her death. This loving tribute contains 14 heartfelt covers culled from the repertoire of the singer-songwriter, who died of leukemia in 1986. From Kathy Mattea's serene opener, "Give Yourself to Love," to Terry Garthwaite's near-tears closer, "Thinking About You," it's apparent that all involved in the project (from the contributing artists to producer Nina Gerber, who collaborated with Wolf through much of her career) hold Wolf in the highest esteem. Highlights here include Dave Alvin's gruff "These Times We're Living In," Nanci Griffith's mournful "Friend of Mine," and Rosalie Sorrels's sweet-as-an-angel version of "In China or a Woman's Heart." --Alexandra Russell

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Joan S. (DrLadyBos) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
Reviewed on 8/5/2015...
This is a beautiful collection of covers of Kate Wolf's music. The only thing that would improve it would be if Kate herself had been able to perform it.
Cyndi S. from LEANDER, TX
Reviewed on 5/27/2015...
Great album. Each artist had a different take on Kate's music, but each is peaceful and soothing, and just well, pretty. It's the way she would have wanted to be remembered, I suspect.
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This album is stunning in it's beauty and honesty.
02/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I put this album on and intended to listen as I worked. After the first few chords, I was stopped and stunned to stillness. The honest and poetic lyrics of Kate Wolf are not new to me but this interpretation of her work by her friends has moved me beyond any other album I have ever owned. Five stars are not enough. This album is the Milky Way."
In memoriam Kate
brad lonard | Sydney, Australia | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lovingly produced tribute to the late folk singer/songwriter. Some of the artists -- John Gorka, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams -- never met her but are fervent admirers. Others -- U Utah Phillips, Terry Garthwaite, Peter Rowan, Greg Brown -- worked with her. Each seems moved to invest something of their soul in the songs, and the result is extremely moving. Best tracks? Well, they're all great, but I'd give the nod to Dave Alvin's world-weary take on These Times We're Living In, and the age-meets-experience of Phillips on See Here She Said and Rosalie Sorrel's In China Or A Woman's Heart; and the instrumental version of Back Roads by Nina Gerber, Kate's own guitarist, who also acted as the producer and motivating force behind the project. If you don't know anything about Kate Wolf, you'll be a fan by the time the record's over; if you're already a fan, you'll be intrigued and moved by the different approach each artist brings to these songs. Get it; you'll never regret it."