West is the eighth studio album by Lucinda Williams, her ninth album overall. It was released in 2007 on Lost Highway Records. West is Williams' first studio album since 2003's World Without Tears. The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200, selling about 57,000 copies that week. According to Nielsen SoundScan the album has sold 250,000 copies in the United States up to October 2008. West was listed No. 18 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007
Lucinda Williams is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. It was produced by Williams with Dusty Wakeman and Gurf Morlix, and released in 1988 by Rough Trade Records. An alternative country and roots rock record about the complexities of romantic relationships, Lucinda Williams was met with critical acclaim upon its release and has since been viewed as a leading work in the development of the Americana movement.
Lucinda Williams – West. Label: Lost Highway – 9858348. Format: CD, Album, Digipak. Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Lucinda Williams. Management – Frank Callari. Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen. Photography By – Margaret Malandruccolo. Photography By – Annie Leibovitz. Photography By – Alan Messer. Piano, Piano, Organ, Electric Piano, Accordion – Rob Burger. Producer – Hal Willner, Lucinda Williams. Recorded By – Matt Brown, Michael Dumas.
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and topped all of the critics’ lists that year, including the prestigious Village Voice critics’ poll in 1998. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’: How Lucinda Williams Made Her Mark. Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, al. ountry. June 26 at 10:23 AM ·.
Much is made of Lucinda Williams the writer, the poet of southern aches and pains. Time magazine called her America’s Best Songwriter, while The New Yorker devoted thousands of words to the testy perfectionism that delayed the release of 1998’s galvanising Car Wheels On a Gravel Road. The fact that Williams is the daughter of a (relatively) famous poet, Miller Williams, has always distinguished her from other Americana types on the Lost Highway of credible country rock. But the real key to Williams’ singularity is surely her singing. In some ways, West bears the same relation to World Without Tears, an album of considerable variety and experimentation, as the back-porchy Essence did to the rocking, Grammy-grabbing Car Wheels.
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