Has anyone heard enough of this CD to say which songs if any, Alison appears on, and whether it is as backup vocal or fiddle or both? I got to listen to it once at a friend's house, the CD cover does not seem to indicate how Alison is involved, and although I thought I might have picked up Alison's backup vocal on one song, mostly she cannot be heard. It's all Shawn and frankly I am not too impressed by her music.
You've asked some excellent questions..and some that I also had..I have played the clips at Amazon, and the only place that I think I can hear Alison is on the song American Jerusalem...I did consider buying the album, but I'm not sure that I like the songs that well. I have heard some of Shawn Colvin's songs in the past and liked some..to me, her voice doesn't compare at all with Alison's..but of course, I am biased, have been listening to Alison for about nine years, and still enjoy her stuff, and akus too .
Post by runningrattie on Jun 23, 2012 9:31:43 GMT -5
It also says that Viktor Krauss co-wrote "I Don't Know You" with Colvin. That's got to be the one, you can definitely hear Alison on the vocals. I like Shawn Colvin. Her duet with Alison covering Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" is probably my single favorite Alison duet that I've seen. And I love her album Sunny Came Home. This one falls kind of flat for me, so I don't plan to purchase it. (Would like to read her autobiography, though.)
PS - I think it is Emmylou Harris on "American Jerusalem."