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Humming By The Flowered Vine

21 Jun 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 21 Jun 2005
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2005 Matador Records
  • Total Length: 39:29
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  • ASIN: B001MSW64M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,423 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
Yes, this album is pretty downbeat, pretty sad, and is a little short on the fast, sing-a-long tracks that feature on Laura Cantrells first two excellent albums, and it's noticeable through the production that shes on a larger label now, which to some fans may seem a little disconcerting. However, this is no way detracts from the quality of this outstanding album. Anyone who found Laura via John Peel's program should empathise with the sentaments echoed on several tracks of loss and regret. Just because an album is different from previous albums by an artist does not make it worse, and surely any artist should strive to evolve and explore their sound and themes with time. This is a beautiful album, that has brought me to tears several times. Give it time, let it grow on you, and you will be rewarded.
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I loved this cd-
Brilliant, two best-ever L Cantrell tracks close the cd...some terrific playing and great song choice and beautiful singing-as ever...
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By chris english on 27 Sep 2005
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Not as good,in my opinion,as her first two albums,which are brilliant.Too many slow ballads on this.Prefer her faster catchy songs with that twangy steel guitar.Best tracks are Wishful Thinking,California Rose and What You Said,all faster ones.Find myself skipping some of the others.For anyone new to Laura's music,start with one of her other two first.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fred on 3 May 2013
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Not as good as Not the Tremblin Kind, but some great tracks and plenty of good one! Three more words needed!!!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Sweetly sung melodies 23 Jun 2005
By A.N. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Laura Cantrell has a gorgeous voice.

I downloaded her song "14th Street" as it had the New York appeal. By the end of the week I had found her CD "Humming by the Flowered Vine" and it was well worth the import price. The fact that she is a New York based performer appeals even more as I love songs that are about New York or can be sung southerly about The City in the right note.

Laura does not disappoint or fail at any attempt. There are guest musicians that appear on the making of this record and just add an added bonus to the rotation of the music that spins in the player.

As the entire CD is outstanding, here are the A++ tracks:

-My number 1 favourite track is "Old Down Town," stunning at 6 minutes & never once gets mundane; many artists can not pull of a song for this length of time without losing the plot and heading in the wrong direction. This finds Laura singing about home and the complications of modern day city lifestyle.

-2nd Favourite is the downloadable MP3 "14th Street" which is exactly how I discovered upon this great very under-rated talent.

-The 3rd brilliant tune for me is "Letters."

Laura, all those times you played & sang in coffee houses surely paid off. I as a music lover feel the passion in the songs. This is fact not fiction as she was hand picked by Elvis Costello to open for his U.S. tour.

The New York times sums up the brilliance of Laura Cantrell best when they said:

"As Laura Cantrell performed 'Khaki and Corduroy,' her sleepy-sad reflection on being a Southerner transplanted to New York City . . . the auditorium [Jazz at Lincoln Center] was awash with the kind of cosmic wistfulness that the best country and folk music can conjure when it dreams of the past."

- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

I agree with Stephen Holden & I think many will agree with me when I simply say that Laura Cantrell is an artist with a STUNNING VOICE who produces songs in sweetest of melodies

- A.N.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not sold on this one, but it might grow on me... 20 July 2005
By Chris Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Having adored Ms. Cantrell's first two outings, especially 'Not the Trembling Kind' (which I played obsessively, even non-stop, for three days or so after I bought it), I picked this one up the day it came out and popped it right into my portable CD player (yes, I'm one of those dinosaurs without an iPod)... and I have to say that I was a bit disappointed. She seems to have abandoned the largely traditional and stripped-down sound that made for so much of the charm of her first two CDs in favour of a ambitious palette... but one which I don't think suits her. I understand that L.C. wants to grow as an artist and not just keep cranking out what her fans expect of her over and over again, but I don't think she's playing to her strengths here...

...but then again, some of the music I love the most today I hated ay first hearing, so I'm willing to stick with this one - I'll get back to you if and when the penny drops!...
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A successful one, if a departure 18 July 2005
By E. C Goodstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's true this album is a bit of a departure from the 'updated' Kitty Wells

sound of her first two albums-- but I think successful. The only slight

overreach IMO is Lucinda Williams's "Letters," which even approaches

rock slightly, but isn't that distinguished a song (apologies to LW fans).

I like the somewhat new mix of instruments and those ballady songs like

"Khaki & Corduroy" (great stuff!!) & "Bees." I think her writing is finding

a more individualistic voice & this album is a positive step forward-- & I like the trad. ones too, including cool yet semi old timey vibe on "Poor Ellen Smith" (upbeat sad story approach!!??). Graceful & singular talent.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Note on the mixing 18 Aug 2005
By Great Faulkner's Ghost - Published on Amazon.com
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Since I concur with the positive comments on the performance posted by other LC fans, I won't bore you with repeating mine here. but I must add a negative comment here on the mixing and/or mastering of this CD: it is ill-suited to LC's extraordinary artistry. LC's beautiful voice is made distant, edgy and the volume is too low relative to the instrumentation. The dynamic range is compressed; the instrumnts are one big muddle, with too much upper midrange and little bass. This especially strange here, as her previous album (WTRosesBA) was mastered in pristine HDCD sound.Too bad about this one, as the perormances are very fine.

Still, I am a huge admirer of LC's work, and hope that no one will be deterred by these comments from buying this, despite the mediocre sound. I hope that the next one will be mixed and mastered at the high level of Ms. Cantrell's artistry.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Perseverance Pays Off 10 Aug 2005
By R. P. Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I had not heard of Laura Cantrell, and purchased this CD on the strength of a glowing newspaper review. I was particularly interested in the reviewer's comparison with Lucinda Williams. The first couple of times I played the CD I was disappointed. There was not the raw energy of Lucinda; in fact a few of the tracks were a little too pretty for my liking. However I persevered, and I have come to like the CD immensely. The music is clever and subtle; there is excellent backing and some very good lyrics. Laura Cantrell's voice grows on you, and while not as raunchy as Lucinda Williams, it fits naturally with the songs on this CD.
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