- Audio CD (4 Sep 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Elektra
- ASIN: B000006SBM
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,746 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
For me it's impossible not to be reminded of the best Broadway musical tradition in thinking of this album -think Sondheim more than Rogers & Hammerstein though- with its intelligent lyrics and musical arrangements. This is the case in the dramatic opening song, "American Gothic," as well as "Ballad Of The Ship Of State," the Gospel-like "Family Band" or the beautiful closer "Montana."
In the other hand, you may think of Jimmy Webb's work, another stunning sognwriter, in songs that count among my favorite such as "Love's Enough," "One Night Stand" and "Waiting For The Moving Van." All three gorgeous love ballads, each on its own way, with the latter being, possibly, the most heart-breaking one alltogether.
All in all, this is an album to own, appreciate, travel with and within it, and cherish whatever truths it might choose to tell you.
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