by Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith


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After getting increased exposure with her exquisite cover album Other Voices, Other Rooms, Nanci Griffith emerged with an album of originals that demonstrated to her new fans that she was more than just an interpreter of songs. She has always been a gifted and versatile songwriter with a knack for stepping inside her characters in story songs, but she writes from a more personal perspective on this album. With the help of high-profile friends from U2, Dire Straits, Indigo Girls, and Counting Crows, she incorporates more rock & roll instrumentation (electric guitar, piano, drums) into her acoustically based music. In fact, many of the highlights of this album involve collaborations. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) adds his usual tasteful guitar work in "Don't Forget About Me," and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows delivers perhaps his best vocal performance in the playful duet "Going Back to Georgia." As in previous releases, she wrestles with issues of love and loss; however, the songs resonate on a deeper level as she writes from the perspective of someone who has seen and done a lot but still longs to connect souls with one special person ("Southbound Train," "On Grafton Street"). Although she falters a bit when choosing to tackle politics ("Time of Inconvenience"), this is her most consistent album of original songs in almost a decade.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/1994
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596168120
catalogNumber: 61681
Rank: 69197


  1. The Flyer
  2. Nobody's Angel
  3. Say It Isn't So
  4. Southbound Train
  5. These Days in an Open Book
  6. Time of Inconvenience
  7. Don't Forget About Me
  8. Always Will
  9. Going Back to Georgia
  10. Talk to Me While I'm Listening
  11. Fragile
  12. On Grafton Street
  13. Anything You Need But Me
  14. Goodnight to Mother's Dream
  15. This Heart

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nanci Griffith   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Derek Bell   Harp
Matt Molloy   Flute
Emmylou Harris   Choir, Chorus
Frank Christian   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
BoDeans   Track Performer
Sonny Curtis   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Pat McLaughlin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Mandola
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica,Bass Harmonica
David Angell   Strings,Violin
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Fran Breen   Cymbals,Drums
Andy Carlson   Violin
John Catchings   Strings,Cello
Adam Clayton   Bass Guitar,bass pedals
David Davidson   Strings,Violin
Bill Dillon   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Martin Fay   Fiddle
John Hedgecoth   Jug
James Hooker   Piano,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocal Harmony
John Keane   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Mary Ann Kennedy   Percussion,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Kimball   Choir, Chorus
Mark Knopfler   Electric Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass,Bass Guitar,Didjeridu,Chapman Stick
Paddy Moloney   Penny Whistle
David Mansfield   Dobro,Mandolin,Violin,Electric Guitar,Mandocello
Jerry Marotta   Percussion,Drums
Pat McInerney   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Tom-Tom
Larry Mullen   Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Stick,cowbell,Paiste Cymbals
Kurt Neumann   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Amy Ray   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Strings,Bass Guitar
Pamela Rose   Choir, Chorus
Emily Saliers   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lee Satterfield   Choir, Chorus
Dave Schools   Strings,Bass Guitar,6-string bass
Barry & Holly Tashian   Choir, Chorus
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings,Viola
Adam Duritz   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Byrd Burton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Painter   Strings,Accordion,Flugelhorn,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Ron de la Vega   Cello
Kathi Whitley   Choir, Chorus
Tim White   Hammond Organ
Eberhard Ramm   French Horn
Sam Llanas   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Nanci Griffith   Contributor,Art Direction
Peter Collins   Producer
Sonny Curtis   Contributor
Seán Keane   Contributor
Eddie Bayers   Contributor
Peter Buck   Producer
Martin Fay   Contributor
John Keane   Engineer
David Leonard   Engineer,Remixing
Jerry Dale McFadden   Contributor
Larry Mullen   Contributor,Remixing
Joe Pirrera   Engineer
Amy Ray   Contributor
Michael Rhodes   Amplifiers
Emily Saliers   Contributor
Adam Duritz   Contributor,Duet
Daniel Smith   Contributor
Fats Kaplin   Contributor
John Painter   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Pete Lewis   Engineer
John Heiden   Art Direction

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