Shelby Lynne Tears, Lies, And Alibis on Vinyl LP
Follow-Up to Just a Little Lovin' Continues Lynne's Knack for Live-in-the-Studio Production and Stellar Songwriting
Limited Analog LP Sounds Brilliant: Soulful, Rootsy, Spare, Completely Genuine
Stripped-Down Arrangements Echo With Graceful Melodies and Aching Emotion
Originally recorded for the Lost Highway label, Tears, Lies And Alibis marks the first release on Shelby Lynne's own newly formed label, Everso Records. Coming on the heels of Just a Little Lovin', Lynne's critically acclaimed 2007 tribute to Dusty Springfield, this sparse, unguarded collection was produced by Lynne, who evokes a live-in-the-studio vibe from a stellar group of musicians. In fact, Lynne parted ways with Lost Highway after the label demanded she get a big-name producer to add a glossy sheen to the songs. She refused, and her independence is on ravishing display throughout this great record.
Tears, Lies And Alibis affirms the singer's position as a visionary, iconoclastic artist who deftly weaves country, soul, rock, blues, pop and folk influences to forge her own unique style. Drawing inspiration from the everyday, Grammy Award winner Lynne uses the familiar to render a complex internal landscape.
From the exuberant "Rains Came" and dreamy "Something To Be Said," her ode to the iconic Airstream trailer, to the restless, bluesy "Old Dog" and poignant "Alibi," her evocative imagery brings to life the scarred yet determined group of survivors whose stories are told in Tears, Lies And Alibis.
"Shelby Lynne sings in quick, blunt bursts, suggesting the kind of jabs you don't see coming but which can drive you to your knees. By barely coloring a note, and rarely extending it, Lynne communicates the directness of someone addicted to telling the truth, no matter whom it hurts. …Lynne kept the final production and arrangements as spare and sharp as her singing. It's a sound as unwavering as a stare."
--Jim Farber, New York Daily News, April, 27, 2010
Shelby Lynne Tears, Lies And Alibis Track Listing:
1. Rains Came
2. Why Don't You Call Me
3. Like A Fool
5. Something To Be Said About Airstreams
6. Family Tree
7. Loser Dreamer
8. Old #7
9. Old Dog
10. Home Sweet Home