- Audio CD (Sep 16 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Limited Edition, Import
- Label: Myth
- ASIN: B0000CH9BH
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
|1. Sally Ann|
|2. Which Side Are You On?|
|3. Crazy Man Michael|
|4. Diver Boy|
|5. Weeping Pilgrim|
|6. Soldier, Soldier|
|7. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree|
|8. House Carpenter|
|10. Down On Penny's Farm|
|11. Poor Wayfaring Stranger|
-- 3 very lovable rather chant'ie ditties: Sally Ann, Which Side Are You On?, and Soldier, Soldier.
-- 3 deep, building arrangements like the standouts on Ophelia (5, 10, 11 on Ophelia): House Carpenter, Owensboro, and Poor Wayfaring Stranger.
-- 1 bluegrassy song where she lets the band really jam: Down on Penny's Farm.
The 3 deep, building arrangements are the heart of the cd. Natalie is a pure artist. Thank God for pure artists. Albums like this one never get dated...
I was a little skeptical about this album as I am not a country music fan at all. I don't mind folk music but I was afraid that this album might be 'too country'. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really took to this album and have this CD in my car CD changer and my iPod playlist. In addition to the music, I also love the liner notes that are included where Natalie explains what folk music means to her. She also goes into detail about each of the songs, its origin, and roots and how they came to be.
One of the things that's not different from any of her other albums and that's her beautiful voice. Natalie's pure, beautiful and distinct voice is still the same and this album has really grown on me. It's different from her other material but I love the musical arrangements, the vocals and the humor, sadness and the stories in these songs.