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Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

October 7th, 2014

Born:
Lucinda Williams

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Lucinda Williams

Biography

The object of cultish adoration for years, singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams was universally hailed as a major talent by both critics and fellow musicians, but it took quite some time for her to parlay that respect into a measure of attention from the general public. Part of the reason was her legendary perfectionism: Williams released records only infrequently, often taking years to hone both the material and the recordings thereof. Plus, her early catalog was issued on smaller labels that agreed to her insistence on creative control but didn't have the resources or staying power to fully promote her music. Yet her meticulous attention to detail and staunch adherence to her own vision were exactly what helped build her reputation. When Williams was at her best (and she often was), even her simplest songs were rich in literary detail, from her poetic imagery to her flawed, conflicted characters. Her singing voice, whose limitations she readily acknowledged, nonetheless developed into an evocative instrument that seemed entirely appropriate to her material. So if some critics described Williams as "the female Bob Dylan," they may have been oversimplifying things (Townes Van Zandt might be more apt), but the parallels were certainly too strong to ignore.

Top Albums

Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams
1. Down Where t..
West (Bonus Track Version), Lucinda Williams
2. West (Bonus ..
Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
3. Car Wheels O..
Little Honey, Lucinda Williams
4. Little Honey
Blessed (Deluxe Edition), Lucinda Williams
5. Blessed (Del..
World Without Tears, Lucinda Williams
6. World Withou..
Live At the Fillmore, Lucinda Williams
7. Live At the ..
Essence, Lucinda Williams
8. Essence
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9. Blessed
Car Wheels On a Gravel Road (Deluxe Edition), Lucinda Williams
10. Car Wheels O..
Sweet Old World, Lucinda Williams
11. Sweet Old Wo..
Happy Woman Blues, Lucinda Williams
12. Happy Woman ..
Lu In '08 - EP, Lucinda Williams
13. Lu In '08 - ..
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14. Lucinda Will..
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15. Ramblin'
Live At the Fillmore - EP, Lucinda Williams
16. Live At the ..
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Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Burning BridgesDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:49$1.29
2.
ProtectionDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:47$1.29
3.
Something Wicked This Way ComesDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:45$1.29
4.
Are You Alright?West (Bonus Track Version)5:18$1.29
5.
West MemphisDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:44$1.29
6.
Walk OnDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:11$1.29
7.
Stand Right by Each OtherDown Where the Spirit Meets..3:59$1.29
8.
MagnoliaDown Where the Spirit Meets..9:51$1.29
9.
East Side of TownDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:56$1.29
10.
Can't Let GoCar Wheels On a Gravel Road3:28$1.29
11.
This Old HeartacheDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:03$1.29
12.
RighteouslyWorld Without Tears4:38$1.29
13.
Stowaway in Your HeartDown Where the Spirit Meets..3:27$1.29
14.
FoolishnessDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:57$1.29
15.
One More DayDown Where the Spirit Meets..6:21$1.29
16.
Cold Day in HellDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:16$1.29
17.
When I Look at the WorldDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:56$1.29
18.
Right In TimeCar Wheels On a Gravel Road4:36$1.29
19.
Everything but the TruthDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:11$1.29
20.
It's Gonna RainDown Where the Spirit Meets..4:18$1.29
21.
Changed the LocksLucinda Williams (Deluxe Ed..3:43$1.29
22.
Fruits of My LaborWorld Without Tears4:48$0.99
23.
Car Wheels On a Gravel RoadCar Wheels On a Gravel Road4:44$1.29
24.
Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Th..Down Where the Spirit Meets..5:05$1.29
25.
Big MessDown Where the Spirit Meets..5:32$1.29

Top Music Videos

Copenhagen, Lucinda Williams
1. Copenhagen


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