Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
by Lucinda Williams

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Track Listing

1 Right in Time
2 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
3 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
4 Drunken Angel
5 Concrete and Barbed Wire
6 Lake Charles
7 Can't Let Go
8 I Lost It
9 Metal Firecracker
10 Greenville
11 Still I Long for Your Kiss
12 Joy
13 Jackson

Featured Artists: Steve Earle and Jim Lauderdale and Emmylou Harris and Roy Bittan and Buddy Miller and Ray Kennedy and Charlie Sexton

Genre: Country
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: June 1998
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Lucinda Williams; Twangtrust; Roy Bittan
  • Engineer: Ed Thacker; Roy Bittan; Steve Churchyard
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.130) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n amazing record that sounds like it was casually banged out in a particularly creative weekend. It's steeped in Southern life..."

Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.135) - Ranked # 10 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...It rocks..."

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.65) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (7/9-23/98, pp.131-132) - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...Not only is CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD more perfect than the two albums that preceded it...but it achieves its perfection by being more imperfect....not since the openhearted HAPPY WOMAN BLUES has she gotten so much feeling on tape..."

Spin (9/99, p.150) - Ranked #61 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #4 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."

Entertainment Weekly (7/10/98, p.74) - "...Williams has rarely sounded better. And when her voice meets a first-rate song (and some accordions and Dobros), few country-folkies more acutely evoke the elementary highs and lows of daily life..." - Rating: A-

Q (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Her voice has never sounded quite so strong, pure and tormented..."

Uncut (p.134) - "Repositioning country-blues roots rock as contemporary Southern art, the album gives us a sense of life and place that leap from every line and guitar lick."

Alternative Press (3/01, p.104) - Included in A.P.'s "10 Essential Alt-Country Albums" - "...Too diverse for country, too country to be rock - whatever this is, we need more of it."

CMJ (1/11/99, p.5) - "...Though the record is replete with stinging melodies, sturdy song structures and rustic, barroom vocal passion, its greatest asset is Williams' stirring lyrics..."

No Depression (p.78) - "'Drunken Angel' and 'Can't Let Go' stand out as examples of the rawness of CAR WHEELS intensified as Williams delivers its heartbreak and tumult onstage."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #31 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] bluesy, rootsy album, its fatalistic pull resonating with anyone who has loved and lost."

Customer Reviews