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Translated from Love


  • 1. Nobody Wants to Go the Moon Anymore
    2. Sweet Little One
    3. Don't Know Why
    4. Teddy Boys
    5. Losing You
    6. Too Much Too Lose
    7. More That I'm Around You, The
    8. Sweet Sundown
    9. Success
    10. Stone's Throw Away
    11. I Must Be Lucky
    12. Translated From Love
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RCD-10886A

  • Credits
    ProducerChuck Prophet
    EngineerPaul Q. Kolderie; Phil Hill; J.J. Wiesler; Andrew Hernandez

    Personnel: Kelly Willis (vocals); The Gourds, Bruce Robinson (vocals); Greg Leisz (acoustic 12-string guitar); Chuck Prophet (baritone guitar); Michael Hardwick (dobro); Tracy Seeger, Leigh Mahoney (violin); Stephanie Ames Asbell (viola); Sara Nelson (cello); Tosca String Quartet (strings); Michael Ramos (accordion); John Ludwick (bass guitar); Marc Pisapia (drums); Jules Shear, Bruce Robison (background vocals); Jimmy Smith , Kevin Russell , Max Johnston, Claude Bernard, Keith Langford.
    On her first album in a half decade, veteran alternative country singer Kelly Willis collaborates with producer Chuck Prophet (of Green On Red fame) and songwriter Jules Shear, a pair of inspired pairings that only someone with Willis's taste for both the rootsy and the sumptuously polished can maintain. Sweet gems like the wistful "Nobody Wants To Go To The Moon Anymore" and the randy "The More That I'm Around You" sit comfortably next to unexpected curves like a note-perfect cover of Iggy Pop's "Success," complete with the oddball backing vocals of the original. Other gems include the 1960s girl-group pop feel of "Don't Know Why" and a swaggering rocker called "Teddy Boys," both of which are unexpectedly good fits.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "It's disarming to hear such a winsome voice take on tough-minded material..." -- Grade: B+
    Q (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her take on 'Teddy Boys', by The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green, recalls her rockabilly roots..."
    Uncut (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Willis' versatile voice shifts effortlessly from yearning to gritty, poignant to playful."
    Dirty Linen (p.79) - "It's an interesting venture for Willis, and vocally she handles it well....It does work, and it's always good to see an artist willing to take risks and succeeding with them."
    No Depression (p.90) - "[M]ore than anything, it sounds like Willis is giving herself over to the pure pleasures of making all kinds of pop."
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