|1. Right In Time|
|2. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road|
|3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten|
|4. Drunken Angel|
|5. Concrete And Barbed Wire|
|6. Lake Charles|
|7. Can't Let Go|
|8. I Lost It|
|9. Metal Firecracker|
|11. Still I Long For Your Kiss|
Lots of great songwriters tell unforgettable stories. But Lucinda makes you feel what she's feeling, with her moods, her emotions, and the places she's been and the people she's known becoming real and vivid and larger than life when she sings. She's also put together a band capable of bringing out the impact of her songs, from the blistering blues of "Can't Let Go" and "Joy" to mellow singin' and pickin' on "Concrete and Barbed Wire" and "Jackson." This is one of those albums that feels like an old best friend, where every note is familiar but it never gets old. If you're reading this and considering a purchase then I envy the chance you have to fall in love with this album for the first time.
This is by no means a perfect CD, and on re-listening to all of Ms. Williams' CD's after all these years, I'm not still sure this is my favorite. Much of the instrumentation sounds dated, and she's not in top vocal form, even for her, or even always on key. Yet there are so many remarkable moments. The perfect description of childhood in the title track and the simmering sensuality of "Right in Time" are unspeakably evocative. Her joyous cover of "Can't Let Go" takes her love of the blues and runs with it perfectly. "Greenville" is nicely done - when Lucinda doesn't try to cut loose vocally she can be great, and the Emmylou harmony is lovely. "Joy" and "Jackson" are classic Lucinda in their understated and repetitive lyrics that somehow manage to go straight to the heart of the matter. The former just hits you in the gut.
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