The Ghosts Of Highway 20 (LP)


Lucinda Williams

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Between this album and 2014’s double-album Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Lucinda Williams is experiencing her second mid-career renaissance (the first, of course, was the release of her fifth album and masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road). On her latest, she inhabits various characters inspired by the Interstate 20 from Texas eastward, painting Southern Gothic shades on rollicking country-rockers and dingey acoustic odes. “Call me a prostitute and a whore too, I do these tricks your wife refuses to,” she sings in a curdled slur on “House of Earth,” which is adopted from a Woody Guthrie novel. Guitarists Bill Frisell lines theses songs with spindly, jazz-inspired lines while Greg Leisz pours Crazy Horse-ish riffs all over “Dust” — the result is a gorgeous blend of grit and grace. Though Ghosts runs long, it never drags, thanks to excellent pacing — “Doors of Heaven’s” gospel-rock comes around at just the right time, while second-half knockout “If My Love Could Kill” shows up with its spine-tingling melody and swampy shuffle when you’re nice and buzzed on Williams’ whiskey-soaked drawl. It’s no exaggeration to call The Ghosts of Highway 20 her best album since 2003’s World Without Tears. Her 12th album is a highlight in a career full of ’em.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Dust
Lucinda Williams 06:19
2.
House Of Earth
Lucinda Williams 05:28
3.
I Know All About It
Lucinda Williams 05:46
4.
Place In My Heart
Lucinda Williams 05:13


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Death Came
Lucinda Williams 06:14
2.
Doors Of Heaven
Lucinda Williams 05:33
3.
Louisiana Story
Lucinda Williams 09:05


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Ghosts Of Highway 20
Lucinda Williams 07:20
2.
Bitter Memory
Lucinda Williams 04:07
3.
Factory
Lucinda Williams 04:01
4.
Can't Close The Door On Love
Lucinda Williams 05:36


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
If My Love Could Kill
Lucinda Williams 05:09
2.
If There's A Heaven
Lucinda Williams 03:34
3.
Faith & Grace
Lucinda Williams 12:44

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