Mercy Now

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Mercy Now
Mercy Now Album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2005
StudioRootball Studio, Austin, Texas
GenreCountry, folk
LabelLost Highway
ProducerGurf Morlix
Mary Gauthier chronology
Filth & Fire
Mercy Now
Between Daylight and Dark

Mercy Now is the fourth studio album by Mary Gauthier.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Mary Gauthier; except where indicated

1."Falling Out of Love" 5:57
2."Mercy Now" 5:51
3."Wheel Inside the Wheel" 6:33
4."I Drink"Gauthier, Crit Harmon4:31
5."Just Say She's a Rhymer"Harlan Howard4:17
6."Prayer Without Words" 6:09
7."Your Sister Cried"Fred Eaglesmith5:00
8."Empty Spaces"Gauthier, Dale Keys3:43
9."Drop in a Bucket" 4:11
10."It Ain't the Wind, It's the Rain" 4:03
Total length:50:15


  • Mary Gauthier - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Gurf Morlix - acoustic and electric guitar, bass, lap steel, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rich Brotherton - acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Ian "Mac" Lagan - Hammond B3 organ
  • Rick Richards - drums
  • Ray Bonneville - harmonica
  • Brian Standefer - cello
  • Eamon McLoughlin - viola
  • Paul Mills, Patty Griffin - backing vocals

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek at AllMusic praises "her literate American gothic songs about wasted lives, desolate characters who roam the highways like ghosts, shattered dreams, and frustrated expectations." [1]

Jon Lusk's BBC review liked " her searing honesty, gift for gritty stories and willingness to acknowledge the darker side of life, without fear." [2]


  1. ^ Mercy Now, review by Thom Jurek, AllMusic, 2005. Rating: 4/5 stars
  2. ^ Mary Gauthier Mercy Now Review at BBC