RELEASE
October 01, 1996
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Folk

Album Review

A Few Small Repairs, the proper follow-up to Fat City, was recorded on the heels of Shawn Colvin's divorce. And while the album is certainly a response, she avoids the obvious clich├ęs in dealing with the aftermath, revealing instead the complex thought processes and complete range of human emotion, from anger, sadness, confusion, yearning, and disillusionment to resolve and recovery. Colvin has always been a songwriter of note, but with A Few Small Repairs, she reaches new heights, painting hauntingly vivid images that address not only relationships but also life in general with great insight. The subject matter predictably gives a generally dark mood to the album, but musically, the results are both diverse and irresistibly catchy. A Few Small Repairs marks a reunion with former collaborator/producer John Leventhal, and the two have found a perfect blend between words, music, and tasteful, organic arrangements for Colvin's finest effort to date.
Chris Woodstra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sunny Came Homehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sunny-came-home/id192858395?i=192858415&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Get out of This Househttp://itunes.apple.com/album/get-out-of-this-house/id192858395?i=192858471&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. The Facts About Jimmyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-facts-about-jimmy/id192858395?i=192858579&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. You and the Mona Lisahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-and-the-mona-lisa/id192858395?i=192858756&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Troublehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trouble/id192858395?i=192858889&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. I Want It Backhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-want-it-back/id192858395?i=192859092&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. If I Were Bravehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/if-i-were-brave/id192858395?i=192859195&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Wichita Skylinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wichita-skyline/id192858395?i=192859240&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. 84,000 Different Delusionshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/84-000-different-delusions/id192858395?i=192859308&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Suicide Alleyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/suicide-alley/id192858395?i=192859342&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. New Thing Nowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/new-thing-now/id192858395?i=192859742&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Nothin' on Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-few-small-repairs/id192858395?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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