Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Record of the Month - Classic

Another installment of a disk I have enjoyed over the years. I'm trying to keep the Record of the Month posts to be fairly new releases. Classics are going to be ones that are at least 10 years old.

I'm sure most have never heard of Lori Carson. I say that a lot with many of my Classic disks. I seemingly go for the artist that is the underdog or just the under marketed. Carson is no exception.

I have no idea what prompted me to pick up her disk, where it goes, way back in 1995, but I am glad I did.

Carson had worked with the Golden Palominos off and on before that and I was always interested in them, though I can't say I was ever a fan. Their lead, Anton Fier produced this disk for Carson and at least here, they make a good team.

10 songs and 45 minutes of understated beauty. Again, it goes with the "down, but good" theme that runs through a lot of my selections - and actually most of my music choices in general.

All songs on where it goes are fairly sparsely arranged - and the tempo is pretty consistent amongst all of the tracks. Many of the songs features some strings, but not an orchestra of them - it goes back to the minimal affect. I guess you could say it is to show off Carson's vocals - and it does, but I can't say she is the most proficient singer out there. But it's honest voice and fits the mood of her lyrics.

Yes, there are some songs better than others. My favourites are "Petals", "Twisting my Words", "Through the Cracks", the title track ....oh heck, actually I like them all. I can't say that about too many albums.

Sadly, this was her best disk too....and I've bought many since. She had some very strong songs on follow-up albums, but overall those disks lacked any strength. And then I hate to say it, but the last two solo disks I bought from her were just horrid.

But just because those last two don't get A ratings, doesn't mean you shouldn't at least seek out one that does.

I'm happy that iTunes has where it goes in its catalog. It is one of those albums you can see disappearing because so few people have heard of it even back in the day, let alone picking it up to purchase electronically. If you're a CD buff, I think it is still available in that format as well.

I say at least sample it, but I think you might like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More testicle shriveling selection from our favorite nihilist DJ. Oh, and pass the xanax when you are done changing the cd to Tracy Chapman.