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5.0 out of 5 stars Tears of Joy.., 19 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Little Honey (Audio CD)
'Car wheels on a gravel road' is one of my all time favourite albums that I think is an almost perfect collection of songs. On the first couple of listens I don't think "Little Honey" is quite as good - BUT it's not that far behind and I think it can only grow on you.

Many of the tracks have that same raw, lazy feel as 'Car wheels on a gravel road' but there is much more variety on this record. There are some real Stones-style heavy rockers like "Real Love", "Honey Bee" and even an AC/DC cover - "It's a Long Way to the Top" (backing band Buick 6 are fantastic throughout). Then we have beautiful laid-back ballads like "Knowing" and "If Wishes Were Horses" and also a straight country duet with old mate Elvis Costello on "Jailhouse Tears". Harking back to the start of Lucinda's career there are some nice, updated country blues "Circles and Xs" and "Heaven blues". If I had to pick a favourite I'd go for the slow, electric blues "Tears Of Joy", with Chet Lyster and Doug Pettibone's guitars sounding fantastic.

If you liked 'Car wheels on a gravel road' then I'm sure you'll like 'Little Honey', which has kept the same feel but added a rockier edge. I wouldn't say Lucinda had a great voice but it somehow seems to fit her blues/folk/country songs perfectly in a way that nobody else could match and on this record that distinctive voice is perfectly complemented by some great backing from Buick 6.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2008 20:26:26 BDT
Cloudberry says:
Great review, GEH - I DO have 'Car Wheels' (and West), and you have just made up my mind. Thanks a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2008 12:19:30 GMT
Glad to have been of service! It's always nice to get someone else's views before forking out for a CD - I didn't think West and her other recent CD were half as good as CWOGR but I think this is right up there with it. Cheers.
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