Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
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Little Honey (Lost Highway, 2008)

Lucinda Williams

Reviewed by Robert Wooldridge

Lucinda Williams displays her diversity as she smoothly navigates through rock, blues and country on her latest. Williams rocks hard on the opening Real Love, Honey Bee and the closing cover of AC/DC's It's A Long Way To The Top . The blues are in force on the ballads Tears of Joy and Heaven Blues.

Some of the highlights are the twangy duet with Elvis Costello Jailhouse Tears, and the country blues of Well Well Well and Circles and X's.

Among the more interesting tunes are Little Rock Star, which examines the self destructive behavior of some performers who rise to fame ("With all your talent/ So much to gain/ To toss it away like that/ Would be such a shame"), and Rarity, the tale of a talented but under appreciated singer ("No hits on the radio/No one knows who you are/No big deal with a video/So you're never gonna be a star").

With strong performances and brilliant compositions, Lucinda Williams' ninth studio release augments her standing as one of the best singer/songwriters around.

CDs by Lucinda Williams

Good Souls Better Angels, 2020 The Ghosts of Highway 20, 2016 Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, 2014 Lucinda Williams (25th Anniversary release), 2014 Blessed, 2011 LU in '08, 2008 Little Honey, 2008 West, 2007 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road deluxe edition, 2006 Live @ the Fillmore, 2005

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