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In Their Own Words: A Bunch of Songwriters Sittin' Around Singing, Volume One

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Various Artists in Their Own Words: A Bunch of Songwriters Sittin' Around Singing, Volume One

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Razor & Tie

We gave it an A

Culled from several acoustic shows at New York’s Bottom Line, the collection In Their Own Words: A Bunch of Songwriters Sittin’ Around Singing, Volume One finds songwriters swapping tunes and war stories. The simple concept yields incendiary performances by Richard Thompson (”I Feel So Good”) and the late Arthur Alexander (”Anna”), plus a reading of L.L. Cool J’s ”I Need Love” by folkie Luka Bloom. Driven by one-upmanship, they strip their art down to its raw nerves; you can almost hear their hearts beat. A

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