女子好樣 Allison Moorer - Crows
Release Date Feb 09, 2010
1. Abalone Sky
2. Goodbye to the Ground
3. Just Another Fool
4. Broken Girl, The
5. Should I Be Concerned
6. When You Wake Up Feeling Bad
7. Easy in the Summertime
8. Stars & I, The (Mama's Song)
9. Still This Side of Gone
10. Like the Rain
11. Sorrow (Don't Come Around)
12. It's Gonna Feel Good (When It Stops Hurting)
Audio Mixer: Richard McLaurin.
Personnel: Allison Moorer (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, Wurlitzer organ, background vocals); Joe McMahan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, celesta); Chris Carmichael (strings); Brad Jones (vibraphone); R.S. Field (drums).
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Here she unfurls dark emotions in uncharacteristic chamber-folk settings."
Spin (p.87) - "[The album] finds Moorer in hushed country-folk mode, ruminating on nature and romance amid handsome acoustic arrangements..."
Billboard (p.32) - "Moorer explores themes of regret, loss and new beginnings with a deft hand and some of the best singing of her career."
Paste (magazine) (p.54) - "[H]er songwriting is solid, and what she has to offer is genuine....Moorer's voice is beautiful..."
Allison Moorer - Crows Acoustic EP
solo piano version live
Allison Moorer mixed things up a bit on her February album Crows, moving away from her alt-country and Americana-influenced folk to a more sophisticated and dynamic pop edge. But what didn't change is Moorer's way around a great melody -- something that comes into more distinct and up-close focus on her new solo Crows Acoustic EP, arriving digitally May 25. Stripping away the studio backing of six tracks that originally appeared on Crows, Moorer gives each song a more private and personal reading with the help of producer Jason Finkel. The new EP also comes just in time for the beginning of Moorer's summer concert tour and just weeks after giving birth to her first child with alt-country pioneer Steve Earle in early April.
Speaking of birth, Moorer says of the new EP: “I always like to give people an opportunity to hear a song in the form it was born in. And sometimes with a twist. That’s what this recording is about.” Songs include a haunting version of "Sorrow Don't Come Around" a track we called "a magnificent ballad written at the time that she found that she was pregnant -- and seven months after an earlier miscarriage. Also on tap is DC favorite "Broken Girl", "When You Wake Up Feeling Bad" and the Crows' title track. Recommended. More on Allison Moorer and Crows here.