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Soul Journey [Gillian Welch]


  • 1. Look at Miss Ohio
    2. Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
    3. Wayside/Back in Time
    4. I Had a Real Good Mother and Father
    5. One Monkey
    6. No One Knows My Name
    7. Lowlands
    8. One Little Song
    9. I Made a Lovers Prayer
    10. Wrecking Ball
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CDACNY0305

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Rawlings
    EngineerMatt Andrews

    Personnel: Gillian Welch (vocals, guitar); David Rawlings (various instruments, background vocals); Mark Ambrose (acoustic guitar); Greg Leisz (dobro); Ketcham Secor (fiddle); Matt Andrews, Jim Boquist (bass).
    Personnel: Gillian Welch (guitar); David Rawlings (guitar); Mark Ambrose (acoustic guitar); Greg Leisz (dobro); Ketcham Secor (fiddle); Jim Boquist (bass guitar).
    Recording information: Gillian Welch's Home; RCA Studio B; Woodland SOund Studios.
    Illustrator: Steve Peloquin.
    Photographer: Arianna Mercer.
    Arranger: Gillian Welch.
    SOUL JOURNEY, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2001 outing TIME (THE REVELATOR), finds Gillian Welch and creative partner David Rawlings getting creatively looser and enlisting the aid of a back-up band. The decision to flesh out the sound beyond the duo format (as had been the case on the past couple of albums), ends up being a successful one. The result is a blend of traditional songs such as "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor" with self-penned cuts like the haunting "One Monkey" and the cantering "Lowlands." The languid aura infusing most of these 10 songs gets blown away with "Wrecking Ball," a meaty-sounding original tune that not only borrows its title from a Neil Young song, but offers a combination of gnarly guitar and sonic build-up that seems like a hat-tip to Crazy Horse.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (6/6/03, p.79) - "...Aching songs about restless daughters that reference classic soul and pastoral psychedelia..."
    Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #17 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"
    Uncut (8/03, pp.96-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Loose and laid-back, SOUL JOURNEY is a porchlight songbook of a record, a close-to-perfect soundtrack for a country summer..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.58) - Ranked #20 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"
    Mojo (Publisher) (7/03, p.100) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...SOUL JOURNEY plays to a host of new strengths....It's pretty much perfect..."
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