Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Look Out, Lucinda Is Back!
There is a new Lucinda Williams record out. It's called "Good Souls Better Angels." I got to spend some real time with it yesterday.
I'm still shaking.
"Good Souls Better Angels" is the "Plastic Ono Band," "Raw Power" and "Blood On The Tracks" all wrapped in one naked, nasty and ferocious piece of work.
In related news, I was also listening to some Sandy Denny acoustic demos and the liner notes included comments from Linda Thompson, who pointed out more than once, how Denny was always more brilliant when the red light in the studio wasn't on. I mention this because what appealed to me while listening to "Good Souls Better Angels," aside from how relentless it felt, was how it all sounded like it was unfolding in real time, which made the record so much more intense.
I want to go back and do it all over again, but I'm not sure I'm ready. "Good Souls Better Angels" is Lu's best since "Essence."
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:22 AM