World Without Tears

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World Without Tears
Studio album by Lucinda Williams
Released April 8, 2003
Genre Americana, Alternative country, Folk-Rock
Length 59:53
Label Lost Highway
Producer Mark Howard
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams chronology
Essence
(2001)
World Without Tears
(2003)
Live @ The Fillmore
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (Favourable)[2]
Mojo 5/5 stars[3]
Q magazine 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau A−[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Spin 5/5 stars[7]
Uncut 5/5 stars[8]

World Without Tears is Lucinda Williams' seventh album. It was released in 2003. It debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling about 54,000 copies in its first week.[9] According to Billboard the album has sold 415,000 copies in the United States up to February 2008.[10]

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Lucinda Williams)

  1. "Fruits of My Labor" – 4:41
  2. "Righteously" – 4:36
  3. "Ventura" – 4:37
  4. "Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings" – 4:40
  5. "Over Time" – 3:52
  6. "Those Three Days" – 4:53
  7. "Atonement" – 5:47
  8. "Sweet Side" – 3:34
  9. "Minneapolis" – 4:03
  10. "People Talkin'" – 5:05
  11. "American Dream" – 4:30
  12. "World Without Tears" – 4:11
  13. "Words Fell" – 4:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Lucinda Williams – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Doug Pettibone – electric guitars, harmonies, mandolin ("People Talkin")
  • Taras Prodaniuk – bass, harmonies
  • Jim Christie – drums, wurlitzer ("American Dream"), vox organ ("Ventura", "Minneapolis")

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Without Tears at AllMusic
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review
  3. ^ Mojo magazine review, June 2003, p. 94
  4. ^ Q magazine review, May 2003, p.144
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Spin magazine review, May 2003, p. 109
  8. ^ Uncut magazine review, May 2003, p.88
  9. ^ Todd Martens, "Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1", Billboard.com, April 16, 2003.
  10. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Ask Billboard - Williams' Wild 'West'". Billboard. February 8, 2008.