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Beautiful And Wild [CD]

Amelia White Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Amelia White
  • ASIN: B006D0TGT2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,014 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Beautiful and Wild was written in that fey glimmer of light between dark and dawn, When familiar ghosts watch you sleep and sing softly. Beautiful and Wild was produced by Marco Giovino at Dagotown Recorders in East Nashville. Marco plays drums in Robert Plant's band of Joy. He also plays with Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, and Norah Jones. He has played with Amelia and been a fan of her songs and singing for the past seven years. Producing a record for her was a natural progression. He sums up his feelings, "How Van Gogh used canvas and paint to make his timeless masterpieces, Amelia uses lyric and melody to create songs that will touch and leave a lasting impression on every mood you've ever felt." The two handpicked a small cast of their favourite players: Most Notably John Jackson (Dylan,), and Doug Lancio (John Hiatt) on guitars, Billy Earheart (Amazing Rhythm Aces) on Keys, and Frank Swart (John Hiatt.) on bass. Marco manned the drums and brought in A.J. Croce to duet with Amelia on Mercy, flanked by the soulful McCrary Sisters. Beautiful and Wild was mixed by Mike Poole (who engineered Band Of Joy) and mastered byAlex McCollough of Yes Master,Nashville. Overall, the album was crafted by a close-knit group of top shelf talent with a lot of love. "It's no wonder that Amelia White is being touted as the next Lucinda Williams…but White has her own strong songs, and strong style." - Washington Post. "Ebullient choruses, complicated moods, literate verses, ….and a level of composition and craftsmanship that brings to mind Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams" - Boston Globe.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Familiarity Breeds Content 26 Mar 2012
By Glenn TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Amelia White's album 'Beautiful and Wild' is a pleasing addition to the female singer/songwriting pool, especially as it is unmuddied by the vocal penchant for nasal-and-other-noises affectation that sullies so many other contemporary songstresses [a critical penchant of my own].

It is folk/Americana/country and therefore familiar, but it is a pleasing familiarity in its sustained fine quality. Sixth track 'Mercy' is a good place to start because its gospel chorus and vocals above the steel/slide guitar add that little bit of difference to this already mixed genre. I like that confident variety. There is a strong echo/influence of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris in three early tracks - 'Lonely Sound', 'Beautiful and Wild', 'Saxophone Train' - and this too is a pleasant familiarity. 'Sidewalks' is quite beautiful.

There is an interesting cover of 'More Than This', a song I have always liked until it became infected by knowledge of Ferry's silly political proclivities [this too is a critical penchant, and a burden], the song slowed surprisingly and the melody therefore revealing itself subtly in that crawl.

There are rockier tracks as well [opener 'Skeleton Key' is quite funky], but it is the more folk-paced ones that have grabbed my aural appreciation. I think this is a grower as repeated listens absorb and then build upon its soft subtleties and familiarities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a young Ronstadt, Passionate, pure and made to sing poetry. 7 Feb 2012
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The first impression I got was a voice like a young Ronstadt with a definite Dixie hue; passionate, pure, made to sing poetry. In many ways her voice IS the album title - Beautiful and Wild - although the title was inspired by someone else.

The music, despite the Nashville pedigree, is more folk music, maybe folk/pop Roots Music, Americana, than country. The influence are drawn from a large swath of musical history; The Beatles (listen to the way "Skeleton Key" matches the guitar notes - played marvelously by Doug Lancio - to the lyric the way The Beatles did "I Want You") The Stones, Neil Young, a thousand blues men and women and a splash of James Taylor for tenderizer.

The lyrics are poetry, with mysterious hidden meanings, not narratives. The themes and imagery of the songs are bad love ("St. Christopher") the loss of loved ones ("Beautiful and Wild", "Sidewalks"), life's ups and downs ("Mercy", "Rider Ghost") and other themes where souls are lost and found as they connect with demons and saint in this world and others. Out of that Mulligan Stew of musical mileage, White manages to paint pictures with words and sounds that are full of emotion, lay the soul bare, are subtly sexy, and most of all, honest and real.

Beautiful and Wild is professionally and wonderfully produced by Marco Giovino (Band of Joy) and is peppered with some great players: Doug Lancio, from John Hiatt's band is on guitar and mandolin. John Jackson (Bob Dylan and Shelby Lynn) on guitar and harmonica, Frank Swart covers the lowdown on bass. he's played with Patty Griffin, American Astronaut (formerly Billy Nayer Show) & Funkwrench and engineered the first recordings for The Pixies. Marco Giovino not only produces, but bangs the drums and plays the accordion and shakes your soul on other percussion instruments.

On keys is the Grammy Winning Billy Earheart who not only played piano for Hank Jr. for 21 years but is the original Hammond B-3 Organist and pianist for The Amazing Rhythm Aces. Billy E is the soul of the south on keys and has also toured with R&B legend Al Green, Eddie Hinton, Memphis Slim, BB King and has appeared on over 200 albums to date.

There's a nice little string section on some of the cuts. Molly Thomas is on violin and Larissa Maestro on cello. Backing and other vocals are provided by A.J. Croce (Jim Croce's son), Ann and Regina McCrary, the great gospel singers from the BCM Mass Choir who have toured with Dylan - who Regina has partnered with for over 20 years! "Everything that I shared and experienced onstage with Bob Dylan has played a big role in who I am and where I am today in my life." says Regina. They've also toured with Stevie Wonder, Tyler Perry. Regina also acts, she's been in the stage version of the blockbuster hit comedies "Madea's Family Reunion," as Momma Mattie, and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," as Angelo. She has also appeared in the following touring plays: "Something Within," "What A Difference A Day Makes," "Gotta Find Me An Angel" and "Crazy Love," starring Tommy Ford from the hit TV show "Martin," .

We've also got Tomi Lunsford, Mando Saenz, Scott Carter and Melissa Wolf on vocals.

Beautiful and Wild is White's fifth studio album may just be her best to date.

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