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Recorded mostly live in the studio with a small ensemble, 1000 Kisses offers an unblemished view of Patty Griffin's breath-taking talents. There are times when questionable production choices have sabotaged the emotional directness of her material, but here she lays it out with both full gusto and intelligent economy. "Rain" begins things with one of her most affecting melodies, while "Be Careful" gently sets up an ominous warning for anyone venturing into matters of the heart. Her stark reading of Bruce Springsteen's "Stolen Car" adds a film-noir twist to the album that's further emphasized by a cool interpretation of the late-night blues torch-ballad "Tomorrow Night." Throw in "Long Ride Home" as a marriage of 40 years ends in a funeral car where Griffin offers: "Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said / How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead." Few singers can find such affecting words to match and few writers find a voice that can convey it all with a breath.

Customer Reviews

Rain Rocks

I'm not sure about the style of the rest of the album but for me "Rain" makes it all worth it. This is a truly moving and inspiring song. Absolutely love it. Great to dance to!

Beautiful

This cd is beautiful from start to end.
Patti Griffin could sing the phone book and I would still buy it but this is her absolute best.

Biography

Born: March 16, 1964 in Old Town, ME

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

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

A singer and songwriter whose literate, impressionistic storytelling and richly evocative melodies have made her one of the best-respected artists in the contemporary folk community, Patty Griffin was born in Old Town, Maine on March 16, 1964. The youngest of seven children, Griffin was 16 years old when she bought her first guitar for $50. While Griffin learned to play, she showed no interest in making music a career in her teens and twenties; however, when her marriage broke up in 1992, Griffin,...
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