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Another Country [CD]

Tift Merritt Audio CD
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Biography

Meritt began her professional career playing small clubs in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. In 1998 she was part of a band called The Carbines, which released a single, "Jukejoint Girl" b/w "Cowboy", on the Oil Rig Recordings label. In 1999, she released a 7-song EP with the Two Dollar Pistols, led by John Howie, Jr. The EP featured two original songs and five covers.

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  • Audio CD (14 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B0011FDVKE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Something To Me (Album Version) 4:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Broken (Album Version) 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Another Country (Album Version) 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hopes Too High (Album Version) 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Morning Is My Destination (Album Version) 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Keep You Happy (Album Version) 5:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Know What I'm Looking For Now (Album Version) 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Tell Me Something True (Album Version) 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Heart Is Free (Album Version) 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tender Branch (Album Version) 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mille Tendresses (Album Version) 3:100.79  Buy MP3 


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"The Most accomplished new American female singer-songwriter to emerge in a decade" - Uncut

Another Country was written by Tift Merritt, produced by George Drakoulias, and recorded by David Bianco. The players include guitarists Charlie Sexton and Doug Pettibone and Tift's longtime band, Zeke Hutchins (drums), Jay Brown (bass) and Danny Eisenberg (keyboards). As the title might suggest, her inspiration comes from Country, but the depth of Tift's songwriting goes way beyond the usual scope of that genre, drawing comparison with some of the best singer-songwriters America has produced.

Product Description

2008 album from US singer-songwriter featuring 'Something To Me'.Charlie Sexton guests on guitar.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Country...? Another Winner! 9 Mar 2008
By IWFIcon VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Another Country doesn't actually refer to some kind of re-inventing of Country Music (or Americana in it's other guise) but to the fact that how, in a time of personal turmoil, Tift Merritt emigrated to France. The problems aren't quantified in any great detail, but its clear that the Tift Merritt of her third album is more disillusioned and introspective than the Tift Merritt of her earlier albums.

And whilst one wouldn't wish to inflict such emotional pain onto anyone, it is clear that these problems have gone some way to raising her music up to another level.

There are a handful of up-tempo numbers, Tell Me Something True, with it's Mowton-esque backing is one such highlight, but most of the album is a more subdued affair. It's none the less compelling for all that though. It's an album that practically aches with sorrow, but never in a wallowing way. Indeed with a scant listen, most listeners would probably miss most of the lyrical content and just be pleased with what is a very listenable album.

This is an album which benefits from a few repeated spins. Slowly Merritt draws you in, deeper into the emotional content of the album. Her voice is warm, inviting and soulful and is difficult to resist.

After 2003's Tambourine album some might fell that the production is a little too light on this one, but that's a minor concern to say the least. Another Country may not grab a Grammy Nomination for Best Country Album like it's predecessor did, but it's no less a winner of an album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Business as Usual... 15 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's business as usual for Tift Merritt on this her third album. Unlike 'tambourine', which i felt was just too obvious in its ambition to crack the mainstream, 'Another Country' has more in common with her debut. Whilst George Drakoulias(Tom Petty,Black Crowes) is again at the helm on production duties, this time they have avoided the temptation to smother the songs with horn sections and instead allowed for a more stripped down sound, and it's all the better for it. After hitting a creative dry spell, a self imposed exile to Paris worked wonders as this is her strongest collection of songs to date. 'Something To Me', 'Hopes Too High' and 'Morning Is My Destination' are just some of the highlights, and any regular listener of Bob Harris on Radio 2 would probably have heard 'Broken', the obvious choice for a single. After a stuttering second album, Tift Merritt is now very much back on track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer brilliance 2 Jan 2011
By doug
Format:Audio CD
I'd never heard of Tift Merritt until seeing her backing Mary Chapin Carpenter at a concert in Birmingham. This is the first album of hers I've bought. I find it absolutely enchanting; both music and lyrics are absolutely first rate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Difficult Third Album 6 Mar 2008
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Tift Merritt is a feisty lady who looks like she means business when she plays live (witness, her Live in Austin Texas DVD). Her first two albums held a lot of promise, especially Tambourine, which had in 'Stray Paper' a song with a hook, a riff and a neat turn of phrase that portended future riches to come. Another Country doesn't quite deliver that promise, but opts to play things a bit safe. It starts with 3 great songs, 'Something To Me', 'Broken' and 'Another Country', but from thereon in it all becomes a little too polite and risk free. The album closes with a whimper rather than a bang when the lady comes on all Carla Bruni, and tries her hand at an incongruous bit of French chanson. Tift Merritt has a great voice, writes all her own songs and looks good, and you desperately want her to veer more into Lucinda Williams Americana territory rather than drifting into airbrushed Nashville anonymity. Another Country is in danger of fulfilling its title; but just avoids it at the last minute through having a bit more class. Let's hope album 4 steers her back towards the more ballsy work she is clearly capable of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 5 July 2009
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I first heard of this artist when she was touring with Teddy Thompson and went to see them both, it was an excellent show and this cd does not disappoint,all songs written by Tift Merritt which shows what a talent she
is, lets hope we hear a lot more of her
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