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Hell Among The Yearlings [Original recording reissued]

Gillian Welch Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Before we go any further, before we address anything, I’d like you to forget. Maybe forget what Gillian Welch shows you’ve seen, the floorboards all sparking from the weight of these two souls, Gill and Dave, and their four collective cowboy-booted soles; maybe forget when you first heard “Orphan Girl,” that song that seemed to exist outside of time and caused ... Read more in Amazon's Gillian Welch Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: ADA Global
  • ASIN: B00005KHE4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Caleb Meyer
2. Good Til Now
3. The Devil Had a Hold of Me
4. My Morphine
5. One Morning
6. Miner's Refrain
7. Honey Now
8. I'm Not Afraid to Die
9. Rock of Ages
10. Whiskey Girl
11. Winter's Come and Gone

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute MASTERPIECE!! 24 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of Gillian Welch through a BBC documentary when she performed 'Caleb Meyer' - the first track from this record. It's a haunting tale of rape and survival. It's an interesting dichotomy because the song itself is rather fast and upbeat and if you didn't know any better, you could sing along quite cheerfully to it.
Gillian carries on the true tradition of folk music - storytelling through song. The whole record isn't quite so dark but the songs have brought tears to my eyes - songs such as 'I'm Not Afraid to Die' and 'Miner's Refrain' with lyrics like "I'm down in a deep, dark hole".
Pure and simple, this is a REAL American folk music. Very, very special and must be heard!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
It's difficult to see why Almo Records have let this one go out of print, unless they're planning to re-release it with her first album 'Revival' as a double-album. You should own both if you like this school of music. Gillian Welch is a trained musician, who met her partner-in-music guitar player David Rawlings on the course. Together they make an affectingly truthful version of country music, which is true to tradition without being museum-bound. The songwriting is first-class, and (unsurprisingly) the musicianship complements and serves the work skilfully without advertising itself. Opener 'Caleb Meyer' is the most catchy track: a very distinctive take on the 'murder ballad' tradition. In truth, all the songs are strong, from 'In A Hole' (featuring what Welch described as her attempt to write the 'dumbest chorus possible') to the rockabilly raunch of 'Honey Now' (done and dusted in under 2 minutes - no shame in the odd quickie). There is enough range and quality here to hold the attention. There is very little sugar on Gillian Welch's music. If you 'don't do bleak', you will not enjoy this (but if you don't, chances are you won't be in this bit of the website). There is a strong quality to the music and an intensity (as with the best country) which winds up somewhere between spiritual and devotional. If I've made it sound like a hard listen, I've done it no favours: it isn't. She and David Rawlings are also unbelievably good live. Try it (when they re-issue it). You shouldn't be disappointed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars possiblity her best album 13 May 2002
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been familiar with Gillian Welch's other CDs but for some reason I put off buying this one for quite a while. After listening to it, I wondered why I took so long
I think this her best album to date, more cohesive than the wonderful Revival and yet more upbeat than the later Time. Not that I would give either of those CDs less than four/five stars
I'd recommend Gillian Welch to anyone who is interested in serious music
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars brittle and sublime 17 Mar 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I first heard Gillian Welch by accident - on Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs'. Author Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day) picked out 'I'm not afraid to Die' from this album; one of the stand-out tracks.
If you appreciate subtle, melodic and melancholy music you will definitely love this album. The arrangements are never sentimental and over-produced, which must be tempting given the commercial potential in Welch's wonderful singing voice. My absolute favourite track is 'My Morphine', which manages to contain a yodelling chorus that somehow manages to sound contemporary and beautiful. Even if you don't see yourself as a country fan, you'll love this if you have got ears for good songwriting and are open to acoustic music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hell Among The Yearlings 28 July 2013
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More low key than Gillian's other CDs but it grows on you and the bluegrass playing is very good. Happier to have it as my previous purchase went astray - was fully refunded it has to be said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sit down, headphones on, listen... 22 Nov 2012
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I came late to the Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings party, but I'm very glad I came. Staggeringly beautiful album that needs time to listen to
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