Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road on Limited Edition Import 180g LP
Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
Lucinda Williams has always been adept at painting landscapes of the soul, illuminating the spirit’s shadowy nooks and shimmering crannies. Over the course of a recording career that's now in its fourth decade, the Louisiana-born artist has established a reputation as one of music's most uncompromising and consistently fascinating writers and performers.
She’s never settled for any sort of pigeonholing, incorporating aspects of rock, country, folk, blues and an author's turn of phrase into her own timeless sound. Williams cemented her spot in the musical and cultural lexicon for good with the 1998 rough-hewn masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which earned Lucinda her first Grammy award as a performer.
Produced by Ray Kennedy, Steve Earle, Roy Bittan and Lucinda herself and mixed by Rick Rubin and Jim Scott with the exception of "Metal Firecracker," Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came six long years after 1992's Sweet Old World and ten years after her breakthrough 1988 self-titled release due to label issues and Williams' famous perfectionism.
A true labor of love with exceptional results, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road stands as Williams' magnum opus, a vivid and emotionally honest journey through the Deep South with beautiful and powerful songs that get straight to the heart of the matter. The classic 13-song set also includes guest appearances by the likes of Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller to boot.
"It's not that the performances on Car Wheels on a Gravel Road aren't first-rate - they are. It's just that when you start with songs this impressive, it's hard to go wrong. Lucinda Williams had done strong work before, but it all came together here. From the openhearted yearning of "Right in Time" to the surrealist country funk of "Joy," she runs a gamut of styles and themes, handling each with authority and ease. You don't arrive in your mid-forties without stories to tell - Williams' are riveting in every detail." - #15 on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the Nineties
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Track Listing:
1. Right Time
2. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
4. Drunken Angel
5. Concrete and Barbed Wire
6. Lake Charles
7. Can't Let Go
8. I Lost It
9. Metal Firecracker
11. Still I Long For Your Kiss