Lucinda Williams Re-Imagines A Sweet Old World

Read about Lucinda Williams’ new project – a surprising reworking of an oldie



Sweet Old World

Gets A Make-Over


Grammy-winner and alt.country/Americana icon Lucinda Williams has done something quite unusual.  She has re-recorded an earlier album and will release a new version next month.

Sweet Old World was released in 1992, between the classic 1988 Lucinda Williams album and the game-changing Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998).  The original collection was produced by Williams, Gurf Morlix and Dusty Wakeman and featured some well-known original material – ‘Pineola’, ‘Six Blocks Away’, ‘Little Angel, Little Brother’ and ‘Something About What Happens When We Talk’, along with a remarkable version of Nick Drake’s ‘Which Will’.  Jim Lauderdale and Benmont Tench were guests.



The re-worked album will be called This Sweet Old World and will be released September 29 via Thirty Tigers.  Produced by Williams and partner Tom Overby, it celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the earlier collection and will contain all-new renditions of the twelve tracks “dramatically rearranged and rewritten” (source: official website), recorded over ten days with her long-standing band Buick 6 (guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton, together with regular collaborator, steel-guitar wizard Greg Leisz.

You can read more at Rolling Stone and you can hear the new version of the opening track ‘Six Blocks Away’ below.





Read about Lucinda Williams’ new project – a surprising reworking of an oldie

Read about Lucinda Williams’ new project – a surprising reworking of an oldie



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