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Album Review

For her second album, Shawn Colvin took a temporary break from longtime collaborator and producer John Leventhal, teaming up instead with Larry Klein. And while the strongest songs — "Tennessee," "Climb On (A Back That's Strong)," and "Object of My Desire" — are Colvin/Leventhal collaborations, credit should be given to Klein, who incorporated a glossy, more dynamic production and top-notch session players for a stronger and more accessible album. In addition to turning in a strong batch of songs, Colvin shows much more diversity, tackling everything from rootsy rockers to more sensitive folk ballads with equally passionate delivery. "I Don't Know Why" (the first song she wrote) and "Round of Blues" both found considerable success in adult contemporary radio formats, adding to her growing fan base.

Customer Reviews

love it!!

This is one of my favorite cd's ever.....especially love "Round of Blues"

The Fat on Fat City

Shawn Colvin is WONDERFUL!! We saw her in concert twice and she is VERY talented. This is my all-time favorite CD of hers. I Don't Know Why is truly amazing!

Shawn is the real deal...

this one is my favorite....all of her music is high quality;acoustic and thought provoking...I love her candor and honesty....


Born: January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, SD

Genre: Pop

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

Shawn Colvin is one of the leading lights of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s. Although she grew out of the somewhat limited "woman with a guitar" school, she kept the form fresh with a diverse approach, avoiding the genre's clichéd sentiments and all-too-often formulaic arrangements in favor of a more personal, pop-influenced style. Colvin's debut record won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1991, but it was her 1997 single, "Sunny Came Home," that...
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