Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose - Jack White - 2004 Country 180 Grm LP

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Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose

Label: Third Man Records – TMR 063
Format: Vinyl, LP, 180 Gram Vinyl
Country: US
Originally Released: 2004
This Release: 2010
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock, Country


A1 Van Lear Rose 3:50
A2 Portland Oregon
Vocals – Jack White
A3 Trouble On The Line 2:21
A4 Family Tree 3:03
A5 Have Mercy 2:35
A6 High On A Mountain Top 2:44
A7 Little Red Shoes
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Brendan Benson
Music By – Jack White

B8 God Makes No Mistakes 1:45
B9 Women's Prison 4:16
B10 This Old House 1:56
B11 Mrs. Leroy Brown 3:38
B12 Miss Being Mrs. 2:50
B13 Story Of My Life 2:40

Garage-rock hero Jack White producing honky-tonk legend Loretta Lynn? And Lynn comparing him to renowned Nashville producer Owen Bradley? Yes, we all know the world is rapidly shrinking, but now we've seen everything. Most stunning of all--they nailed it. For the first time, Lynn has written all of an album's songs, and her lyrics are as cutting and incisive as ever.

On the powerful, biting "Family Tree," she brings her babies to the home of her husband's mistress, so that they can see the "woman that's burning down our family tree." Throughout she cunningly tackles tried-and-true honky-tonk themes of love gone bad, drinkin', cheatin', and murder. Lynn even offers a compelling slice of theological fatalism ("God Makes No Mistakes"). White's production--mostly stark and atmospheric--ranges from more-traditional country to straight-up White Stripes

Combining Lynn's beautiful, bitter sweet tone and Appalacian sensibilities (as best heard on the song 'Miss Being Mrs.') with White's revamped, solid, country 'twang' guitar style, the two have made an album that is truer to country music than the vast majority of acts that you would hear nowadays on CMT or your local country radio station.

Even when White reverts back to a more garage blues guitar style, such as in 'Portland Oregon' or his solo at the end of the 'Long Black Veil'-esque song 'Woman's Prison', he's still able to do it in a way that oozes honky-tonk. While this is not the same Loretta Lynn that was known 30-40 years ago, she's still able to create music that paints a clear, poignant picture of the world that she grew up in, and holds dear to this very day.

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Third Man Records
Artist Jack White
Color Black