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Forget About It

Artist: Alison Krauss

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Label: Rounder Select
Album: Forget About It
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stay More Info... 3:26
2)    Forget About It More Info... 3:29
3)    It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference More Info... 4:27
4)    Maybe More Info... 3:47
5)    Empty Hearts More Info... 3:24
6)    Never Got Off The Ground More Info... 3:40
7)    Ghost In This House More Info... 4:00
8)    It Don't Matter Now More Info... 2:49
9)    That Kind Of Love More Info... 3:43
10)    Could You Lie More Info... 2:54
11)    Dreaming My Dreams With You More Info... 4:28
 



Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle, strings); Pat Bergeson (acoustic & electric guitars); Ron Block, Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel guitar); Sam Bush (mandolin, slide mandolin, background vocals); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Matt Rollings (piano); Barry Bales (acoustic & electric basses, background vocals); Viktor Krauss (acoustic bass); Jim Keltner, Kenny Malone (drums); Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Emerald Sound Studios and Seventeen Grand Recording, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • FORGET ABOUT IT was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Country Album and for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical. "Forget About It" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
  • This is a Hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
  • Personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle, strings); Pat Bergeson (acoustic & electric guitars); Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Ron Block (acoustic guitar); Jerry Douglas (lap steel guitar, dobro); Sam Bush (mandolin, background vocals); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Matt Rollings (piano); Barry Bales (acoustic & electric basses, background vocals); Viktor Krauss (acoustic bass); Jim Keltner, Kenny Malone (drums); Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Emerald Sound and Seventeen Grand Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • FORGET ABOUT IT was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Country Album and for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical. "Forget About It" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
  • Personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle, strings); Pat Bergeson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dan Tyminski, Ron Block (acoustic guitar); Jerry Douglas (lap steel guitar, dobro); Sam Bush (mandolin); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Matt Rollings (piano); Barry Bales (acoustic bass, electric bass); Viktor Krauss (acoustic bass); Jim Keltner, Kenny Malone (drums).
  • Audio Mixer: Gary Paczosa.
  • Recording information: Emerald sound Studio, Nashville, TN (1999); Seventeen Grand Recording, Nash (1999).
  • Photographer: Matthew Barnes .
  • Alison Krauss is a genuine rarity: a bluegrass singer and fiddle player who achieved popularity without altering or commercializing her sound. On FORGET ABOUT IT, she again fuses bluegrass, country, and pop influences, covering unlikely tunes and making them sound fresh and new. Though there are very few true bluegrass tunes in this set, the bluegrass sound is here in full force.
  • The close harmonies, Krauss' high, lonesome soprano, and the traditional-sounding dobro and fiddle are all at the heart of the sound here. The songs are mostly slow, subdued expressions of romantic melancholy and heartbreak. The musicianship is, as usual, both immaculate and inspired. Dolly Parton and Lyle Lovett show up to give harmony to the lovely closing track, "Dreaming My Dreams With You." FORGET ABOUT IT also contain some of Krauss' most memorable singing. A beautiful piece of work.

Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (8/19/99, p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...lovely in a rueful, melancholy way, hanging together as a meditation on an aftermath that calls to mind Neil Young's masterly COMES A TIME..."

Spin (10/99, p.155) - 7 out of 10 - "...Krauss' voice is a natural marvel, just about the prettiest sound that ever did grace a country album, and she can rescue nearly any lyrical banality by milking it for the high lonesome heartbreak it's concealing..."

Entertainment Weekly (8/6/99, p.65) - "...the sweetest voice in country music....Here she delivers a set of pop weepers leavened with string-band twang....austere arrangements and those marvelous pipes redeem all." - Rating: B+

Q (9/99, p.108) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...acoustic-based, accessible and probably timeless, filled with such soft delights....Exquisite."

Down Beat (7/00, p.76) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Shows more of her love for the pop side of things...this is a player's record....The moods are generally blue, but the playing and the artistry is joyful, supporting Krauss' laments with aplomb."

Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.86) - "...Krauss delivers several heart-rending performances....for anyone with a hankering for lush, moving ballads, this is good news."

Mojo (Publisher) (9/99, p.96) - "...soar away beyond the custom and practice of genre, away above the muso pride and egotism of the master technicians involved....Krauss goes for complication, but gloriously so, with edgy vocal or violin harmonies which might be called high lonesome..."

Producer:Alison Krauss
Format:CD (1 Disc); Stereo
Country:USA
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:30 August, 2008
Guest Artist: Dan Tyminski; Jerry Douglas; Sam Bush; Viktor Krauss; Jim Keltner; Lyle Lovett; Ron Block; Dolly Parton; Matt Rollings

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