My Life (Iris DeMent album)

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My Life
Studio album by Iris DeMent
Released 1993
Recorded The Cowboy Arms Hotel & Recording Spa, Nashville
Genre Folk, Country
Length 42:29
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jim Rooney
Iris DeMent chronology
Infamous Angel
(1992)
My Life
(1993)
The Way I Should
(1996)

My Life is the second album released by singer-songwriter Iris DeMent. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

The album was dedicated to her father, Patric Shaw DeMent, who died in 1992.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A+[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Iris DeMent except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sweet Is the Melody" – 3:41
  2. "You've Done Nothing Wrong" – 4:22
  3. "Calling for You" – 3:18
  4. "Childhood Memories" – 4:38
  5. "No Time to Cry" – 6:49

Side two[edit]

  1. "Troublesome Waters" (Maybelle Carter, Ezra J. Carter, Dixie Deen) – 5:15
  2. "Mom and Dad's Waltz" (Lefty Frizzell) – 2:37
  3. "Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day" – 5:01
  4. "The Shores of Jordan" – 3:18
  5. "My Life" – 3:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Iris DeMent – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmony vocal, piano on "My Life"
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • John Catchings – cello
  • "Cowboy" Jack Clement – acoustic guitar
  • Charles Cochran – piano, keyboards
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
  • Mark Howard – acoustic guitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – upright bass
  • Kenny Malone – percussion
  • Pat McInerney – drums
  • Phil Parlapiano – accordion on "You've Done Nothing Wrong"
  • Al Perkins – dobro
  • Pete Wasner – keyboards, piano
  • Joy White – harmony vocal on "Childhood Memories"
  • Linda Williams – harmony vocal on "The Shores of Jordan"
  • Robin Williams – harmony vocal on "The Shores of Jordan"

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