Other Voices, Other Rooms (Nanci Griffith album)

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Other Voices, Other Rooms
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Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released 2 March 1993 (US)
Recorded Nashville, Tennessee, Dublin, Ireland, Los Angeles, California
Genre Folk, Country
Length 1:02:08
Label Elektra
Producer Jim Rooney
Nanci Griffith chronology
Late Night Grande Hotel
(1991)Late Night Grande Hotel1991
Other Voices, Other Rooms
(1993)
Flyer
(1994)Flyer1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
NME (7/10) [2]
Robert Christgau (dud) [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

Other Voices, Other Rooms is Nanci Griffith's tenth album, released in 1993. It consists of songs written by other songwriters who have influenced her own career. Guest artists who appear in their own compositions include Frank Christian playing guitar on "Three Flights Up", Bob Dylan playing harmonica on "Boots of Spanish Leather", and John Prine lending harmony vocals on "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness". The album get its name from the Truman Capote novel of the same name.

The album rose into the #54 position on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1993, although it had no charting singles. The album concept was inspired by the 1990 album True Voices which was also made up of cover songs including one that Nanci recorded on Other Voices, Other Rooms - Across The Great Divide, written by Kate Wolf. "Other Voices, Other Rooms" was certified gold by the RIAA on January 30, 2005,[5] signifying shipments of 500,000 units in the U.S.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Across the Great Divide" (with Emmylou Harris) Kate Wolf 3:57
2. "Woman of the Phoenix" (with James Hooker) Vince Bell 2:41
3. "Tecumseh Valley" (with Arlo Guthrie) Townes Van Zandt 4:29
4. "Three Flights Up" Frank Christian 3:31
5. "Boots of Spanish Leather" Bob Dylan 5:17
6. "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" (with John Prine) John Prine 4:20
7. "From Clare to Here" (with Pete Cummins) Ralph McTell 5:11
8. "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" (with Carolyn Hester) Tom Paxton 3:16
9. "Do-Re-Mi" (with Guy Clark) Woody Guthrie 2:52
10. "This Old Town" Janis Ian, Jon Vezner 3:00
11. "Comin' Down in the Rain" (with Lee Satterfield) Buddy Mondlock 3:45
12. "Ten Degrees and Getting Colder" (with Iris DeMent) Gordon Lightfoot 2:40
13. "Morning Song for Sally" Jerry Jeff Walker 4:55
14. "Night Rider's Lament" (with Don Edwards) Michael Burton 3:57
15. "Are You Tired of Me Darling?" (with Iris DeMent and Emmylou Harris) G.P. Cook, Ralph Rolan 3:11
16. "Turn Around" Malvina Reynolds/Harry Belafonte/Alan Greene 3:19
17. "Wimoweh" (with Odetta, Indigo Girls, Kennedy Rose, John Prine, James Hooker, Holly & Barry Tashian, John Gorka, Dave Mallett, Marlin Griffith (Nanci's father), Jim Rooney) Solomon Linda 1:47

Awards and recognition

Griffith won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and producer Jim Rooney won a Grammy Award for production.

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Johnny Loftus. "Other Voices, Other Rooms - Nanci Griffith | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Nanci Griffith - Other Voices, Other Rooms CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1993-03-02. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ "CG: nanci griffith". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Nanci Griffith: Other Voices, Other Rooms : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. 1993-04-15. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Riaa.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
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