Lucinda Williams (album)

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Lucinda Williams
Studio album by Lucinda Williams
Released 1988
Recorded June 1988
Mad Dog Studios, Venice, CA
Genre Alternative country
Length 38:35
Label Rough Trade Records
Producer Gurf Morlix
Dusty Wakeman
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams chronology
Happy Woman Blues
(1980)
Lucinda Williams
(1988)
Sweet Old World
(1992)

Lucinda Williams is Lucinda Williams's third album. It was first released in 1988, then re-released with bonus tracks by KOCH International in 1998. Up to January 2000 it had sold close to 100,000 copies in America.[1]

In 1994, "Passionate Kisses" won a Grammy for best country song for Williams as songwriter, which had been covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter, who also won a best female country vocal performance for the song the same year.[citation needed]

It ranked number No.39 on Spin's 100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A [4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lucinda Williams except where noted.

  1. "I Just Wanted to See You So Bad" – 2:25
  2. "The Night's Too Long" – 4:15
  3. "Abandoned" – 3:45
  4. "Big Red Sun Blues" – 3:27
  5. "Like a Rose" – 2:37
  6. "Changed the Locks" – 3:39
  7. "Passionate Kisses" – 2:35
  8. "Am I Too Blue" – 2:55
  9. "Crescent City" – 3:01
  10. "Side of the Road" – 3:27
  11. "Price to Pay" – 2:46
  12. "I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline)" (Chester Burnett) – 3:43

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Nothing In Rambling" (live) (Joe McCoy) - (3:12)
  2. "Disgusted" (live) (Lil' Son Jackson) - (3:08)
  3. "Side of the Road" (live) - (3:52)
  4. "Goin' Back Home" (traditional, arranged by Lucinda Williams) - (3:20)
  5. "Something About What Happens When We Talk" (live) - (3:19)
  6. "Sundays" (live) - (3:26)

Personnel[edit]

  • Lucinda Williams – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Gurf Morlix – vocals, guitars, mandolin, dobro, pedal steel, lap steel, six-string bass
  • Dr John Ciambotti – Fender three-string bass, stand-up bass, Kramer-Ferrington bass
  • Donald Lindley – drums

Additional musicians:

  • Skip Edwards – keyboards
  • Juke Logan – harmonica
  • Doug Atwell – fiddle
  • Steve Mugalian – washboard
  • Chris Gaffney – accordion
  • Jim Lauderdale – backup vocals
  • Pat Quinn – backup vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bukowski, Elizabeth (January 11, 2000). "Lucinda Williams". salon.com. Salon Media Group. Retrieved 7 October 2008. 
  2. ^ http://spin100.blogspot.com/
  3. ^ Iyengar, Vik. Lucinda Williams (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 August 2005.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 22, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 10 November 2011.  Also posted at "Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 11 August 2005. 
  5. ^ Pond, Steve (January 26, 1989). "Lucinda Williams > Album Review". Rolling Stone (544). Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2007.