Blue Roses from the Moons

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Blue Roses from the Moons
Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released March 1997
Genre Country
Length 49:01
Label Elektra
Producer Don Gehman
Nanci Griffith chronology
Country Gold
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Blue Roses from the Moons is a studio album by Nanci Griffith, released in March 1997. The album was recorded from live takes in the studio, with her band The Blue Moon Orchestra and Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis and Joe B. Mauldin of The Crickets. Darius Rucker duets with Griffith on "Gulf Coast Highway". The song "Waiting for Love", written by Griffiths, and commencing "Life is full of finer things / They're lost and found in the dark" was later re-recorded with symphony orchestra for the 1999 album The Dust Bowl Symphony.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly C− [4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars [5]

For AllMusic, the critic Thom Owens wrote, "Though the slick sound is a little disarming for longtime fans, Griffith's songwriting remains skilled and assured, and while there aren't as many as standout numbers as before, her graceful melodicism and lyricism and the professional production makes Blue Roses From the Moons a very pleasant listen."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith except where indicated.

  1. "Everything's Comin' Up Roses" (Griffith, Matthew Ryan) – 2:55
  2. "Two For the Road" – 3:04
  3. "Wouldn't That Be Fine" – 4:06
  4. "Battlefield" (Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack) – 3:34
  5. "Saint Teresa of Avila" (Griffith, Margaret Mary Graham, Mikki Griffith) – 5:20
  6. "Gulf Coast Highway" (Griffith, James Hooker, Danny Flowers) – 3:30
  7. "I Fought the Law" (Sonny Curtis) – 2:37
  8. "Not My Way Home" – 3:54
  9. "Is This All There Is?" (Griffith, Tom Littlefield) – 3:48
  10. "Maybe Tomorrow" (Griffith, Harlan Howard) – 2:20
  11. "Waiting For Love" – 4:11
  12. "I'll Move Along" (Griffith, Tom Littlefield) – 2:39
  13. "Morning Train" (Suzy Elkins, Robert Field) – 3:09
  14. "She Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Guy Clark) – 3:41


  1. ^ Billboard - 28 Aug 1999 - Page 23 "It was my chance, along with my song 'Waiting For Love,' to have this brief moment of being Edith Piaf."
  2. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "Blue Roses from the Moons - Nanci Griffith". AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Dretzka, Gary (March 28, 1997). "Nanci Griffith Blue Roses from the Moons (Elektra); Kathy Mattea Love Travels (Mercury)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Tucker, Ken (March 28, 1997). "Blue Roses From the Moons Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hochman, Steve (April 20, 1997). "In Brief (Nancy Griffith, 'Blue Roses From the Moons,' Elektra)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2013.