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Format: CD
Sku: 202470039
UPC: 045778678822
UPC 14: 00045778678822
Release Date: 5/9/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Crush In The Ghetto ~ Jolie Holland
2. Mehitibell's Blues ~ Jolie Holland
3. Springtime Can Kill You ~ Jolie Holland
4. Crazy Dreams ~ Jolie Holland
5. You're Not Satisfied ~ Jolie Holland
6. Stubborn Beast ~ Jolie Holland
7. Don't Tell 'Em ~ Jolie Holland
8. Moonshiner ~ Jolie Holland
9. Ghostly Girl ~ Jolie Holland
10. Nothing Left To Do But Dream ~ Jolie Holland
11. Adieu False Heart ~ Jolie Holland
12. Mexican Blue ~ Jolie Holland
This 12-track song-cycle is a crossroads where haunting meets joyful; a voice from the heavens singing stories of the underworld. Holland's songs rise and fall like heavy eyelids and convey the peace between asleep and awake, creating a special place for you to be. Sounds from past and present-tense waltz together to a never ending melody that flickers between folk, jazz, blues, and pop. Holland's lyrics conjure characters and situations one might find in the surrealistic celluloid of Jim Jarmusch. As with all good dreams, there is an anything-goes spirit leading the way. Its this level of bravado that prompted All Music Guide to describe Holland's sound as "a listening experience that is singular, startling, and soulful.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote SPRINGTIME CAN KILL YOU is the follow-up to ex-Be Good Tanya singer-songwriter Jolie Holland's critically acclaimed 2004 release ESCONDIDA. Haunting, gorgeous, and meticulously crafted, the album shows Holland maturing by leaps and bounds as a writer and performer.
Muze PNote Holland draws from the full spectrum of Americana, weaving threads of country, folk, blues, and gospel into a shimmering tapestry that is uniquely her own. The album is intimate and familiar, yet fresh and surprising; the credit for its impact goes almost entirely to Holland's compositions, which float like dreams dreamt in the depth of a summer night. Every aspect of SPRINGTIME--from the understated arrangements to Holland's charmingly idiosyncratic vocals--rings true.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rogue Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
Muze Music Compilations For The Kids Three

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/09/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86788
Music Label Name Label : Anti
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00045778678822

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.99)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Holland's voice is a thing of wonder -- languorous but with a sweetness that makes even the saddest sentiments comforting."

Spin (p.84)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "With cockeyed portraits of bruised romance, she sustains deep suspense thanks to languid enunciations of every stretched vowel."

Entertainment Weekly (p.83)
- "[H]er band breathes along like a ventilator with brushed drums, pump organ, lap steel and horns. Proof folk music shouldn't just conjure the past."

No Depression (p.135)
- "[T]he country-tinged "Moonshiner' is shot through with bittersweet slide guitar. The title track, despite its fatal implications, is a light and lively jazz tune, propelled by flittering cymbals, quick strums, and an air of barely suppressed agitation."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he always offsets hillbilly hangdog victimhood with a raised eyebrow of humour or some strangely uplifting musical moment."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Holland,Jolie
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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