Mockingbird (Allison Moorer album)

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Mockingbird
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Studio album by Allison Moorer
Released February 18, 2008 (2008-02-18)
Genre Folk
Length 47:38
Label New Line Records
Producer Buddy Miller
Allison Moorer chronology
Getting Somewhere
(2006)Getting Somewhere2006
Mockingbird
(2008)
Crows
(2010)Crows2010

Mockingbird is an album of covers by Allison Moorer released in 2008.[1] Moorer covers songs by Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Cat Power, June Carter Cash, Joni Mitchell, as well as her sister Shelby Lynne.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

Mockingbird was produced by Buddy Miller. In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek wrote that it "is a natural sounding set of covers that runs the gamut from rock and barrelhouse blues, to jazz, country, and traditional and indie folk." The title track, the only original song on the album, written by Moorer, is "a breezy acoustic ballad." Moore's rendition of Patti Smith's 'Dancing Barefoot' "has to be heard to be believed" and is "a contender for best track on the set." After raving over Moorer's creative and emotional interpretations of many of the album's other tracks, Jurek concludes by claiming that Mockingbird is her "warmest, most ambitious, and gutsy record yet."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mockingbird" Allison Moorer 3:18
2. "Ring of Fire" June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore 3:01
3. "Dancing Barefoot" Jay Dee Daugherty, Ivan Král, Patti Smith 4:21
4. "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" Nina Simone 2:38
5. "Go, Leave" Kate McGarrigle 3:40
6. "Revelator" David Rawlings, Gillian Welch 5:44
7. "Both Sides Now" Joni Mitchell 4:31
8. "Daddy, Goodbye Blues"   3:59
9. "She Knows Where She Goes" Bill Bottrell, Shelby Lynne 4:20
10. "Orphan Train" Julie Miller 5:45
11. "Where Is My Love" Chan Marshall 3:26
12. "I'm Looking for Blue Eyes" Jessi Colter 2:57
Total length: 47:40

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[4] 18
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Mikael (March 2010). "Album Reviews – Crows". Spin. 26 (3): 87. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Facemire, Glenda Pierce (2009). Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Austin City. University of Texas Press. p. 34. ISBN 0292718152. 
  3. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Allison Moorer – Mockingbird: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.