Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (2xLP)

Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (2xLP)
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (2xLP)
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
Availability: Out Of Stock (Contact Us to know when this product will be available again)
Label (Code): Anti (70761)
Special Attributes: Double 12" vinyl on 45rpm, Gatefold cover, Includes the cd of the album
Release Date: 2010
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"Despite reaching her eighth decade, Staples is making music that is strikingly modern, but the defining concept of the album is timeless: unadulterated hope" (CMJ)

"Throughout You Are Not Alone, shimmering, bluesy electric guitar echoes the brilliant playing of the late “Pops” Staples, and Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor (of Neko Case’s band) contribute fervent backing vocals, but Tweedy has made no attempt to mimic traditional gospel. The production is bright and clear, and the arrangements showcase the star. Mixing sacred material with a few secular songs, Staples emphasizes the kinder, more humanistic version of her faith on toe-tapping cuts like “You Don’t Knock” and “In Christ There Is No East or West,” but stokes the fire-and-brimstone of her father’s beliefs on the stomping “Downward Road.” Two Tweedy originals, including the hushed title track, are beautiful and uplifting. (If only he’d bring some of the same emotional directness to Wilco’s often-overthought records.) Elsewhere, Little Milton’s buoyant “We’re Gonna Make It” embodies Staples’ perseverance in the face of trouble, but the cover of Randy Newman’s heartbroken “Losing You” doesn’t work—it hardly seems to be in the soul legend’s nature to express defeat. She makes up for it with the triumphant closing medley “Too Close to Heaven/I’m on My Way to Heaven Anyhow,” where she flirts with the ecstatic verbal repetition of raw, old-time gospel. Whatever your beliefs, it’ll lift your soul." (Read More:

Track List

A1 Don't Knock
A2 You Are Not Alone
A3 Downward Road

B1 In Christ There Is No East Or West
B2 Creep Along Moses
B3 Losing You
B4 I Belong To The Band

C1 Last Train
C2 Only The Lord Knows
C3 Wrote A Song For Everyone

D1 We're Gonna Make It
D2 Wonderful Savior
D3a Too Close       
D3b On My Way To Heaven 

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