West (Lucinda Williams album)

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West
Studio album by Lucinda Williams
Released February 13, 2007 (2007-02-13)
Genre Americana, Folk-rock
Label Lost Highway
Producer Hal Willner, Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams chronology
Live @ The Fillmore
(2005)
West
(2007)
Little Honey
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Being There Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]
Music Box 4/5 stars[3]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (3.5/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (A)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Twisted Ear 3.5/5 stars[8]

West is the eighth studio album by Lucinda Williams, her ninth album overall. It was released in 2007 on Lost Highway Records (see ). West is Williams' first studio album since 2003's World Without Tears.

The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200, selling about 57,000 copies that week.[9] According to Nielsen SoundScan the album has sold 250,000 copies in the United States up to October 2008.[10] West was listed No. 18 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.[11] "Are You Alright?" was No. 34 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[12]

The song "Are You Alright?" was featured during the closing scenes of the episode of House ("Fetal Position") which first aired April 3, 2007). The song also appeared in the 4th episode of HBO's True Detective (TV series) which first aired February 9, 2014.

The track "Rescue" was featured on an episode of Brothers and Sisters (season 1, episode 18, first aired April 8, 2007).

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Lucinda Williams.

  1. "Are You Alright?" – 5:18
  2. "Mama You Sweet" – 4:45
  3. "Learning How to Live" – 5:12
  4. "Fancy Funeral" – 4:15
  5. "Unsuffer Me" – 5:40
  6. "Everything Has Changed" – 3:38
  7. "Come On" – 4:53
  8. "Where Is My Love?" – 5:23
  9. "Rescue" – 5:35
  10. "What If" – 5:41
  11. "Wrap My Head Around That" – 9:07
  12. "Words" – 3:33
  13. "West" – 5:40

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Words (Alternate Version)" – 3:57 (iTunes US Exclusive)
  2. "Where Is My Love? (Demo Version)" – 5:28 (Best Buy Exclusive)
  3. "Rescue (Demo Version)" – 5:37 (Best Buy Exclusive)
  4. "Unsuffer Me (Demo Version)" – 6:27 (Indie Retailer's Exclusive Bonus Disc)
  5. "Everything Has Changed (Demo Version)" – 3:49 (Indie Retailer's Exclusive Bonus Disc)
  6. "Learning How To Live (Demo Version)" (Japan Bonus Track)
  7. "What If (Demo Version)" (Japan Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Being There Magazine review
  3. ^ Music Box review
  4. ^ Okayplayer review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Robert Christgau review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Twisted Ear review
  9. ^ "Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week", Billboard.com, February 21, 2007.
  10. ^ Ayers, Michael D. "Lucinda Williams lightens up on 'Honey'". Reuters. October 3, 2008.
  11. ^ ROBERT CHRISTGAU, DAVID FRICKE, CHRISTIAN HOARD, ROB SHEFFIELD (December 17, 2007). "The Top 50 Albums of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-20
  12. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21