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Twang On A Wire

23 Sep 2003

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  Song Title
Time
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1
Rose Garden
4:04
2
Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man
2:58
3
Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone
3:40
4
Down From Dover
3:32
5
Funny Face
3:11
6
Til I Can Make It On My Own
3:04
7
Honey In His Hands
3:01
8
Boulder To Birmingham
3:28
9
Harper Valley PTA
3:23
10
Satin Sheets
2:45
11
Help Me Make It Through The Night
2:59
12
Touch Your Woman
3:39
13
Twang On A Wire
3:40

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  • Original Release Date: 23 Sep 2003
  • Label: Large River Music
  • Copyright: 2003 Large River Music
  • Total Length: 43:24
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  • ASIN: B001FBJ0VI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,395 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Any country fan glancing at the track listing might think they've heard it all (or at least most of it) before, yawn, and look elsewhere for something more interesting. What a mistake that would be. Kate provides extensive liner notes for this album in which she explains that these were the songs that she listened to - and sang along to - when she was learning to play the guitar. Kate provides notes for each song, explaining why they appealed to her originally and how her own version differs. The basic difference between these songs and the original, often lush Nashville productions is that these versions (as Kate puts it) are pretty raw with a kind of combo/drum sound. Thus, some of them actually sound more country than the originals.
Kate's musicians on this album are Jeff Finlin (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Kevin Gordon (acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, also duet vocals on Mississippi woman Louisiana man), Will Kimbrough (acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, mandolin, piano, accordion, Wurlitzer, banjo, backing vocals) and Jay Zdad (electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, harmonica). Tricia Walker provides further backing vocals.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another View 24 Mar 2008
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What a strange review below...this albums biggest failing is it is a 'covers ' album and unfortunately by and large the songs Kate was influenced by as a teenager-the concept of this work- are rather poor choices when compared to her own originals.You only get one Kate original on here,the title song, and for me it outshines everything else the cd has to offer. The worst of which are songs like Harper Valley P. T. A. I surprised myself by liking 'Rose Garden', the old Lynn Anderson hit, somehow Kate manages to breathe some life into this old chestnut. Emmylou's ' Boulder to Birmingham 'is another good one but the high spots are in all honesty a bit too few and far between .
If you haven't listened to Kate Campbell before I wouldn't myself describe her as a 'cult' artist shes pretty accesable, always out gigging in the States and was even over here in the UK in autumn '07. She does tend to be a little diverse though in her album projects and I think perhaps that effects her overall popularity as to really rate her you've got to go every which way with her recording whims. Personally I think 'Moonpie Dreams' is her best , but thats down to my country bias. A worthwhile artist and certainly one to check out but 'Twang on a wire' isn't for me the best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No ordinary covers album but rootsy covers of country classics 18 Nov 2005
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Any country fan glancing at the track listing might think they've heard it all (or at least most of it) before, yawn, and look elsewhere for something more interesting. What a mistake that would be. Kate provides extensive liner notes for this album in which she explains that these were the songs that she listened to - and sang along to - when she was learning to play the guitar. Kate provides notes for each song, explaining why they appealed to her originally and how her own version differs.

The basic difference between these songs and the original, often lush Nashville productions is that these versions (as Kate puts it) are pretty raw with a kind of combo/drum sound. Thus, some of them actually sound more country than the originals.

Kate's musicians on this album are Jeff Finlin (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Kevin Gordon (acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, also duet vocals on Mississippi woman Louisiana man), Will Kimbrough (acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, mandolin, piano, accordion, Wurlitzer, banjo, backing vocals) and Jay Zdad (electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, harmonica). Tricia Walker provides further backing vocals.

So if you're thinking that you've heard enough of Rose garden (Lynn Anderson), Mississippi woman Louisiana man (Conway and Loretta), Would you lay with me in a field of stone (Tanya Tucker), Down from Dover, Touch your woman (both originally recorded by Dolly Parton), Funny face (Donna Fargo), Till I can make it on my own (Tammy Wynette), Honey on his hands, Satin sheets (both originally recorded by Jeanne Pruett), Boulder to Birmingham (Emmylou), Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C Riley) and Help me make it through the night (it was Sammi Smith's American hit version that inspired Kate), you may be surprised by what's here. And to round it all off, Kate wrote and recorded the title track that reflects her feelings about the songs and the women who recorded them.

Whether you remember the originals fondly or used to like them but have grown tired of them, this album should appeal to you. If you are, by some chance, not familiar with these songs, well, now's your chance to hear them.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a CLASSIC of classic country music 18 Jun 2006
By T. F. Hurley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album will please casual country music fans from the mid '60s to the late '70s, but it will be a rare and wonderful discovery for those who didn't particularly care for "the Nashville Sound" typical of the time, but really later came to love country music. The music is very well produced, but sparsely produced (that is, not a lot of "lush production").

Kate's interpretations of these classics make the songs far better than the originals.

For example, though I admire EmmyLou Harris and think that her song "Boulder to Birmingham" is truly excellent, Kate Campbell's cover has more maturity and feeling, and is an altogether better recording, a more intimate recording of a very intimate song.

Kate's sole original composition on the album "Twang on a Wire" is very enjoyable and demonstrates that she has a rare and unusual understanding of what made the songs of others she covered to be great songs.

A Note about my enjoyment of Kate's music to help you see where I'm coming from. I've enjoyed her folk music, but I think of this as perhaps her best achievement.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Originals are her forte 13 April 2011
By Earl James - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm a fan of Kate Campbell and have most of her records. In my opinion, doing covers of well known hit songs is best left to those with incredible singing voices - M. McBride, Carrie Underwood, etc. I think Kate Campbell's greatness comes from her songwriting, not the singing. Plus, she doesn't bring anything stylistically to the songs to make these recordings special. The title song is an original and is very good.
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