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Chinatown CD

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  • Audio CD (10 Feb. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00007KVME
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,965 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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If, as many purists believe, the best country music is the bleakest, then Chinatown is a tremendous leap forward for the Be Good Tanyas. Whereas their debut album, The Blue Horse, focused on the sweeter side of traditional Appalachian music with a chirpy, naïve charm, Chinatown finds the three Canadian songbirds diving headlong into the dark. For their second release, the Be Good Tanyas follow the traditionalist route mapped out by Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, eschewing the neo-traditionalism of Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek which was hinted at on The Blue Horse. The result is a revelation.

Chinatown drips with twisted pathos, reflected in both their choices of songs (Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting Around to Die", their self-penned "Junkie Song" and the modern standards "House of the Rising Sun" and "In My Time of Dying") and their delivery, which is sincere without being overly maudlin. Chinatown's slower pace, and overall more melancholy theme, allow the trio more room to flex their three-part vocal harmonies and able fingerpicking skills, which they flesh out once again with the non-traditional (but always subtle) backing of bass and drums. This results in an inspired and breathtaking reading of Van Zandt's "Waiting Around to Die", as well as a relatively upbeat take on the traditional "Reuben", here reclaimed as a sort of bluegrass "I Will Survive". Though not as polished as its predecessor, Chinatown is just as much a gem. --Robert Burrow


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