When the Roses Bloom Again Import
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|1. Too Late For Tonight|
|2. All The Same To You|
|3. Early Years|
|4. Don't Break The Heart|
|6. Mountain Fern|
|7. Vaguest Idea|
|8. Yonder Comes A Freight Train|
|9. Broken Again|
|10. When The Roses Bloom Again|
|11. Conqueror's Song|
|12. Oh So Many Years|
Nashville-born and New York City-based singer Laura Cantrell shines as one of the sweetest hearts at the rodeo on this excellent follow-up to her 2000 debut Not the Tremblin' Kind. Her warm, precise country-folk style has brought her comparisons to Kitty Wells, Neko Case, Nanci Griffith, and Emmylou Harris, but she herself seems bound to be one of those singers that folks get compared to. Super-influential BBC DJ John Peel even called Tremblin' Kind "my favorite record of the last 10 years and possibly my life." The photogenic Cantrell, who herself has hosted an award-winning old-school-meets-new radio program on New Jersey's WFMU for many years, demonstrates fabulous taste in songs here, covering a range from Amy Rigby and Dave Schramm to Jim and Jesse and Kitty Wells. The playing by Cantrell's Brooklyn-based band is superb, the arrangements subtly conforming to each track: a Byrds-y twang to "Vaguest Idea," a beautiful lap steel-led old school country vibe on "Broken Again," and a nuanced "newgrass" approach for the heart-melting title track. And the four songs she herself wrote are aces, too. Huzzah! --Mike McGonigal
Top Customer Reviews
This is Laura's second album. Laura wrote four of the songs herself, these being Too late for tonight, Early days, Broken again and a song based on the life of 1940's hillbilly singer Molly O'Day titled Mountain fern.
There are several covers of songs wriiten by New York songwriters - Don't break the heart (Amy Rigby), Conqueror's song (Dave Schramm), All the same to you (Joe Flood), Wait (Jay Sherman-Godfrey) and Vaguest idea (Dan Prater).
According to Laura's official website, the title track is a cover of a song intended for the Wilco/Billy Bragg tribute to Woody Guthrie (Mermaid Avenue), which was dropped from that album when it was discovered that the song was not written by Woody.
As well as Mountain fern and When the roses bloom again, there is furher evidence of Laura's enthusiasm for old-time country music via covers of of Yonder comes a freight train (Jim and Jesse) and Oh so many years (originally a duet by Kitty Wells and Webb Pierce).
Traditional country is enjoying an upsurge in popularity, and it doesn't get any better than this. Laura deserves to be a major star. You can help her achieve that by buying her albums.
Most recent customer reviews
A clear, fluid, and natural voice, somewhat like that of Emylou Harris, accompanied by accoustic and electric guitars, and drums, and sometimes a mandolin. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by pseudo12345
A fine piece of work by Ms. Cantrell. Her band does not distract attention from her glorious voice, nor does it need to; her voice is so solidly infectious that it can stand on its... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by MZ
Laura Cantrell is country, witty, urbane, down-home, humble, confident, and a big musical talent. This album is wonderful and I haven't heard anything like it. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2003
BBC DJ John Peel called her first album, Not Tremblin' Kind "my favorite record of the last 10 years and possibly my life. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003 by Great Faulkner's Ghost
Is this a case of emperor's new clothes? Mrs. Cantrell has a gracious southern hospitality about her. Read morePublished on June 28 2003
A fine piece of work by Ms. Cantrell. Her band does not distract attention from her infectious voice, and that is because her voice is so good that it can stand on its own. Read morePublished on June 17 2003
WOW...I've been listening to this second album since I received it last night. I bought her first album "Not the Trembling Kind" a few weeks ago... Read morePublished on May 9 2003 by MJCrum
She's beautiful. Her voice is sweet, if not perfect. She covers tasty classics and writes terrific originals. Her band rocks and twangs with amazing consistency. Read morePublished on April 12 2003 by Michael K. Hall
What is wrong with country music that this marvelous talent is not a huge star? Laura's second album shimmers right along side her first release, with superb and subtle vocals,... Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by Pizza Quixote