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Album: Suit Yourself
# Song Title   Time
1)    Go With It
2)    Where Am I Now
3)    I Cry Everyday
4)    You're the Man
5)    Old Times Sake
6)    I Won't Die Alone
7)    You and We
8)    Johnny Met June
9)    You Don't Have a Heart
10)    Iced Tea
11)    Sleep
12)    Track 12
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Shelby Lynne (vocals, guitar); Shelby Lynne; Bobby Turner (pedal steel guitar, dobro, mandolin); Robby Turner (dobro, mandolin); Brian Harrison (bass instrument); Tony Joe White (guitar, harmonica); Michael Ward (guitar); Benmont Tench (keyboards); Bryan Owings (drums, percussion).
  • Audio Mixers: Shelby Lynne; Brian Harrison.
  • Recording information: Sherry Lane Studio, Rancho Mirage, CA; The Rendering Plant, Nashville, TN.
  • Photographer: Jim Marshall .
  • Shelby Lynne's 2003 album, IDENTITY CRISIS, was aptly named, as it saw Lynne move away from a big, lush, commercial radio-geared style to an earthier, stripped-down persona. SUIT YOURSELF takes this approach and runs with it, often sounding more like an impromptu late-night New York City singer/songwriter jam session than a product of the Nashville machine. Lynne's jazzy, loose vocal phrasing is in full effect, and her timbre is a bit huskier than before (perhaps due to the cigarettes she's seen holding in some of the album's photos). Many of the songs here have little to do with country music at all, from the opener "Go with It," which sounds like a cross between Badfinger and NO SECRETS-era Carly Simon, to "You're the Man," a sassy, straight-up Bessie Smith-style blues number. Kindred genre-mixer Tony Joe White lends two excellent songs and his multi-instrumentalist skills to the proceedings, which gives the album an even rougher vibe. One of Lynne's strongest and most idiosyncratic efforts, SUIT YOURSELF is the work of an artist truly coming into her own.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (No. 821/822, p.139) - "[A] whispery, unrefined set of back-porch rhythm & blues..." - Grade: A-

Uncut (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A]rresting, balancing country-blues, Southern soul, acoustic gems and jazz-tinged R&B in near-perfect symmetry. A real treat."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SUIT YOURSELF matches its predecessor's brilliance. Some tracks are barely embellished acoustic home demos, full of life and fast contradictions."
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