Children Running Through

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Children Running Through
Studio album by Patty Griffin
Released February 6, 2007 (2007-02-06)
Genre Folk, folk rock, Americana
Length 47:04
Label ATO
Producer Patty Griffin, Mike McCarthy
Patty Griffin chronology
Impossible Dream
(2004)
Children Running Through
(2007)
Downtown Church
(2010)

Children Running Through is Patty Griffin's sixth commercially released album, and fifth studio album. It was released on 6 February 2007. The album features vocals from Emmylou Harris on "Trapeze". "Heavenly Day" was the album's first single.

The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 in mid-February, the highest chart position achieved by Griffin in her career. It sold about 27,000 copies in its first week.[1] As of January 2010, the album had sold over 168,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Kelly Clarkson performed a live cover version of "Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)" with Jeff Beck on the "Idol Gives Back" special edition of American Idol on April 25, 2007. Griffin is regarded as one of Clarkson's musical inspirations[citation needed] and Clarkson also covered "No Bad News" during the Nashville concert on her My December Tour.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club A−[5]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Music Box 3.5/5 stars[7]
Paste 4/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[11]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the song "Heavenly Day" gives "Griffin a chance to let that fine voice soar."[12] According to Entertainment Weekly Griffin "effortlessly slow-burns her way through an evocation of good times."[13]

The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Patty Griffin.

  1. "You'll Remember" – 2:07
  2. "Stay on the Ride" – 5:17
  3. "Trapeze" – 4:23
  4. "Getting Ready" – 3:15
  5. "Burgundy Shoes" – 3:26
  6. "Heavenly Day" – 3:45
  7. "No Bad News" – 4:02
  8. "Railroad Wings" – 3:59
  9. "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" – 4:08
  10. "I Don't Ever Give Up" – 4:00
  11. "Someone Else's Tomorrow" – 4:06
  12. "Crying Over" – 4:37

Bonus Tracks[edit]

Barnes & Noble

  • "Free"
  • "Only Up or Down"

iTunes Store

  • "Moon Song"

Personnel[edit]

  • David Angell – Violin
  • Kristen Cassel – Cello
  • David Davidson – Violin
  • Christopher Farrell – Viola
  • Traci Goudie – Art Direction, Design
  • Patty Griffin – Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Producer, Vox Organ, Drawing
  • Emmylou Harris – Vocals
  • Jim Hoke – Baritone & Tenor Saxophone, Bass Harmonica
  • Anthony LaMarchina – Cello
  • Doug Lancio – Guitar, Autoharp
  • JD Foster - Bass
  • Michael Longoria – Percussion, Drums
  • Mike McCarthy – Producer
  • Ian McLagan – Grand Piano
  • John Mark Painter – Horn, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
  • Leslie Richter – Engineer
  • Jane Scarpantoni – Cello, Soloist
  • Pamela Sixfin – Violin
  • Steve Squier – Assistant
  • Mary Kathryn Vanosdale – Violin
  • Jim Vollentine – Engineer
  • Kathi Whitley – Production Coordination
  • Kristin Wilkinson – Viola
  • Glenn Worf – Bass, Tic Tac

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasty, Katie (2007-02-14). "Fall Out Boy Hits 'High' Note With No. 1 Debut". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ Ayers, Michael D. (January 8, 2010). "Patty Griffin ventures into gospel with new album". Billboard (Reuters). Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ About.com review
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ The A.V. Club review
  6. ^ Blender review
  7. ^ The Music Box review
  8. ^ Paste review
  9. ^ PopMatters review
  10. ^ Rolling Stone review
  11. ^ Slant Magazine review
  12. ^ Mervis, Scott (8 February 2007), "For the Record: 2/8/07". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Accessed 2008-07-24
  13. ^ Collis, Clark, Dombal, Ryan, Endelman, Michael, Greenblatt, Leah, Vozick-Levinson, Simon (19 January 2007), "Swinging Singles". Entertainment Weekly (916):78-79
  14. ^ Zuel, Bernard. "Patty Griffin". The Sydney Morning Herald. February 16, 2008.