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|3. Tenderness On The Block|
|4. Round Of Blues|
|6. Orion In The Sky|
|7. Climb On (A Back That's Strong)|
|8. Set The Prairie On Fire|
|9. Object Of My Affection|
|10. Kill The Messenger|
|11. I Don't Know Why|
Shawn Colvin ~ Fat City
Top Customer Reviews
The drawbacks: Sorry, I just can't get into Set The Prairie On Fire. The words are fine, but the tune just doesn't take me anywhere. I Don't Know Why is a good song, but it really is total schmaltz. Then there is the production. The collection was released in 1992, so I have the feeling that the thought was to hitch it on to the country bandwagon that was rolling along at the time. Though I wouldn't classify it as a country CD, there are definite elements. That's not all bad, but at times it doesn't quite work and it detracts from the mood set by the lyrics.
That said, I highly recommend this CD. It's a beautiful folk-pop collection, something to listen to again and again.
Right around this time I began my career as a DJ at clubs & weddings. I had added the songs to my list of most wanted songs to purchase.
None of the big retail chains carried this CD initially. A year or so later, the song received more airplay.
"Round of Blues" was included on the Nicolas Cage/Bridget Fonda movie soundtrack for "It Can Happen To You".
Eventually the "Fat City" CD began to appear at retail some two years after it's release.
From the first time I heard the entire CD it instantly became one of my favorites.
You'll be on an emotional rollercoaster with your journey through the tracks on this hidden gem.
On your first listen you too will be ready for a second ride as you feel Colvin's voice break on the final track "I Don't Know Why" Prepare for that second ride well in advance. Hit the repeat button right away!
Most recent customer reviews
... This is a wonderful album that strikes many emotional chords. "Monopoly" is a simple, heart-rending tale of lost love; "Set the Prairie on Fire" is one of the sexiest songs... Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by Eileen P. Gardner
I heard this record sometime in 1992 while driving to work in the dark early one winters morning and thought it was Joni Mitchell returning to form after 15 years. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by argentspinnaker