Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams

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Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
Compilation album by Various artists
Released July 6, 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 54:44
Label Thirsty Ear
Chaos
Producer Sylvia Reed, Kelley Walker
Sweet Relief chronology
Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
(1993)
Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation
(1996)

Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams is a 1993 tribute album that features a variety of alternative rock bands covering songs written by Victoria Williams. The project was inspired by Williams being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and led to the creation of the Sweet Relief Fund, a charity that aids professional musicians (of any stature) in need of health care.

A sequel album, Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation, was released in 1996.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Music critic Roch Parisien of Allmusic praised the album, writing it "offers a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to an enduring songwriter while savoring some of the day's most intriguing musicians."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Soul Asylum – "Summer of Drugs"
  2. Lucinda Williams – "Main Road"
  3. Pearl Jam – "Crazy Mary"
  4. Buffalo Tom – "Merry Go Round"
  5. Michael Penn – "Weeds"
  6. Shudder To Think – "Animal Wild"
  7. Lou Reed – "Tarbelly and Featherfoot"
  8. Maria McKee – "Opelousas (Sweet Relief)"
  9. Matthew Sweet – "This Moment"
  10. Evan Dando – "Frying Pan"
  11. The Jayhawks – "Lights"
  12. The Waterboys – "Why Look at the Moon"
  13. Giant Sand – "Big Fish"
  14. Michelle Shocked – "Holy Spirit"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parisien, Roch. "Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 5, 2011.