Traveling Alone (CD)


Tift Merritt

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Amoeba Review

10/01/2012

Tift Merritt’s first album of new material in four years is something to celebrate for fans of smart alternative country. The singer-songwriter has been able to harness the wisdom and songwriting chops of her forebears Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris, but she also possesses a warm, accessible voice that hearkens back to classic county artists like Tammy Wynette. Traveling Alone sounds both like an album written on tour and written about a breakup, detailing both physical and emotional travel. Duet “Drifted Apart” sees Merritt trading off verses with Andrew Bird about a passionate relationship slowly coming apart at the seams. She turns it up for “Still Not Home,” the electrified, “Pretty Vacant”-style riff sits prettily among the country-rock guitars and Merritt’s soothing voice. On “Feeling of Beauty,” she stops to smell the roses in a gorgeous backdrop of sighing steel guitars and lovely backups from Jay Brown, asking, “If you don’t mind, I’ll stay on a couple of days.” Love may feel fleeting for Merritt, but musically she has created a lasting statement.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Traveling Alone
Tift Merritt 04:45
2.
Sweet Spot
Tift Merritt 02:50
3.
Drifted Apart
Tift Merritt 03:34
4.
Still Not Home
Tift Merritt 03:48
5.
Feeling of Beauty
Tift Merritt 04:01
6.
Too Soon To Go
Tift Merritt 04:35
7.
Small Talk Relations
Tift Merritt 03:23
8.
Spring
Tift Merritt 04:21
9.
To Myself
Tift Merritt 03:34
10.
In the Way
Tift Merritt 03:35
11.
Marks
Tift Merritt 05:44

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