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Dixie Chicks
Genres: Country, Pop
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The Dixie Chicks aren't old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their Texas DNA tells them that's the way music was meant to be heard. On Home, which they copro...  more »


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All Artists: Dixie Chicks
Title: Home
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 28
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 8/27/2002
Genres: Country, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 696998684027, 5099750960325, 696998684089, 0696998684027, 0696998684027

The Dixie Chicks aren't old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their Texas DNA tells them that's the way music was meant to be heard. On Home, which they coproduced in Austin with Lloyd Maines, the father of lead singer Natalie Maines, they strip off the star-making gloss of Nashville and get down to the meat of the matter, turning out an acoustic record that gives a big Texas howdy to bluegrass. But that's only the framework they use to salute all their influences, from the raggedy rock of Little Feat (on Darrell Scott's irresistible "Long Time Gone") to the pained ballads of Stevie Nicks (covering her melancholy "Landslide") to the confessional Texas singer-songwriters who straddle the country-folk line (Patty Griffin, Bruce Robison). Maines's raw, irrepressible soprano remains a thing of wonder, as do the threesome's exquisite harmonies, which seem tighter and more organic than ever before. Still, the jaw-dropping thrills come from the passionate and masterful picking of Emily Robison on banjo, bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton, and Adam Steffey, whose fluid mandolin does Bill Monroe proud. Home, the Chicks' first release on their own record label, puts the front porch back into mainstream music, whatever the genre. And not a minute too soon. --Alanna Nash

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Member CD Reviews

Reviewed on 5/6/2023...
A real shame with beautiful voices and music combined with political stupidity.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Suzanne B. (SuzyB) from NORTHPORT, NY
Reviewed on 2/26/2007...
Their appeal as a crossover group becomes evident in this cd. The brilliant vocals of Natalie and the superior string work by Emily and Martie are absolutely awesome.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Amy I. (aymee) from HENDERSON, NV
Reviewed on 11/15/2006...
Good CD. Lots of typical DC stuff like "White Trash Wedding" and "Long Time Gone".
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Patrick S. from HOPKINSVILLE, KY
Reviewed on 10/10/2006...
Pretty good disc, back when the Chicks were "country".
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Kevin O'Conner | 08/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Home is the third major-label album by the Dixie Chicks. On first listen, it stands so far above the first two as to render them nearly irrelevant. It's more relaxed, less polished, and a lot more comfortable - just like home, really.As a whole, the album is more subdued than Fly (only four songs, and the instrumental "Lil' Jack Slade" can be considered uptempo), and often more introspective (though the Chicks' collective sense of humor is still present in "White trash wedding"). Perhaps reflecting the album's title, perhaps reflecting upon changed perspectives in post-9/11 America, many of the songs convey a longing for love, the simple things in life, and the comforts of home.In this environment, almost everything here is a highlight, but the particular standouts are "Travelin' soldier", "A home", "Godspeed (Sweet dreams)", and the cover of the Stevie Nicks-penned Fleetwood Mac tune "Landslide". The emotion in the performances is genuine, and Natalie Maines' voice has seldom sounded better.A highly recommended album, whatever your tastes (which I add because I personally do not like much country music).(A note to those of you with HDCD-compatible CD players: Though the back cover indicates this is an HDCD encoded disc, it is not.)"
Feels Like Home
Randy Brooks | Baltimore, Maryland United States | 01/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am not a country fan, as a black man in the inner city country CD's are the last youd expect to find but in my 330+ collection of CD's you find (2) Shania Twain Faith Hill Leann Womack and the Dixie Chicks. Home. If you pull this CD off the shelf youll notice the disc is missing. It's because I actually travel with this one. This is the one of the few disc I own I can listen to from top to bottom. This is absolutely amazing yet simple. Heartfelt yet Enjoyable. It starts with Long Time Gone which has infectious vocals and great lyrics. Landslide though is the charmer here. On a personal note this song has allowed me to reflect on a lot of personal relationships and friendships. Awesome Awesome Awesome and doesn't matter if its the live version the album version or the Sheryl Crow remix . I listen to this song a lot on Sundays or when i'm sad or reflecting and ready to work on my novel. This song is picture perfect and they are to be commended for it. Traveling Soldier is an awesome song that tells a story and as the Dixie Chicks narrate it I swear i can close my eyes and visualize it like a movie. I Believe in Love is perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorites on the album definitely. More love is great. Godspeed is awesome and i let that song rock me to sleep many nights. Top of the World is a great song (i hate to sound like a broken record but all of teh acoustic slow songs are great). This album minus the country sounds very Jewel (Acoustic)/Sheryl Crow very very very very pleased and surprised once i got it after seeing the video for Landslide.This CD is so awesome I've scratched it and need a new one. I've also since purchased the Live CD Top of The WorldNeed I say more"