18 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For The Awakening, Etheridge stepped back from the searing blues rock that made her a household name and opted instead for clean, acoustic, folksy guitars. This is a restrained affair, an intimate and deeply confessional album charting her recovery from cancer and her political disillusionment with the Iraq war. Here she is tender (“An Unexpected Rain”), spiritual (anti-war declaration “The Kingdom of Heaven”), and hopeful (“Open Your Mind”), while never losing her dry humor, as on “Threesome,” about the limits of a ménage à trois.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For The Awakening, Etheridge stepped back from the searing blues rock that made her a household name and opted instead for clean, acoustic, folksy guitars. This is a restrained affair, an intimate and deeply confessional album charting her recovery from cancer and her political disillusionment with the Iraq war. Here she is tender (“An Unexpected Rain”), spiritual (anti-war declaration “The Kingdom of Heaven”), and hopeful (“Open Your Mind”), while never losing her dry humor, as on “Threesome,” about the limits of a ménage à trois.

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