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Abigail Washburn — A Fuller Wine
Album: The Sparrow Quartet
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5.2

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Total ratings: 64









Released: 2008
Length: 4:54
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Dark sky's here, no one's near
Except I think I feel you
Sun comes round, and no sound
Except the ringing blue
All too loud
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you go too?

Coldest day is here, skies are clear
Except your blinding constellation
Still you fall behind the west
Except this beating tune
in my chest
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you go too?

Tomorrow is here, I'm further near
Except this losing revelation
You are closer yet in my mind
They say the tardy fruit's
a fuller wine
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you are too?
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Abigail Washburn live by =mjbear
©2008-2010 =mjbear

This is Abigail Washburn playing with the sparrow quartet. Besides being a mean banjo player she also has the voice of an angel. If you ever get the chance to see her, DO.


 manzanitafire wrote:
LOVE THIS. Has anyone heard the album? Is it worth getting?
 

The album is much like this song, keeping in mind that some of the songs are in Mandarin and have something of an Asian feel. The two banjos lend themselves nicely to that kind of music.


simply outstanding.  brava!
LOVE THIS. Has anyone heard the album? Is it worth getting?
interesting... I shall take a closer look {#Cool}
Still awful, no matter how many times I hear it.  {#Puke}
jwb wrote:
This would have been a 9, without the singing.

Instead, it's a 0.9 {#Puke}

Also, maybe Bela thinks that if there are enough banjo notes per second, he can drown out his girlfriend's sucky singing and save her from embarrassment.  Hint: it's not working.

How is this song rated only 5.4?!

And you people claim to actually like music...
I'll say not your typical banjo player,  in fact, in this song you are not really hearing abigail.  You are hearing her boyfriend Bela Fleck mostly.  She plays clawhammer and he is the beautiful single string playing.  It helps to know people in the biz when looking for a record deal.....

Not your typical banjo picker, Abigail Washburn is fluent in Mandarin.  In fact, some of her compositions have Chinese lyrics and use Chinese musical modalities.  The quartet is in Beijing now and Abigail is writing a blog for Paste magazine about the experience.  The Sparrow Quartet will perform for the opening of the new American embassy in Beijing.  In the photo below, they can be seen practicing their diplomatic decorum.


 rvontha wrote:
This is just plain lovely!

 
On first listen, I like it too.
Vocals sound a bit like Liz Phair, from her Exile in Guysville days.
 superflyLD wrote:
Lowest. Rating.  Ever! {#Puke}
 
I'm down with superflyLD on this one. Simply horrendous.

Jelani wrote:

Maybe its' all music written /composed by her, and she's directing the quartet to do her bidding. Musically , that is.

Or, maybe they got a record deal with a big company and they wanted to know "Which one's Pink?" {#Smile}
timc wrote:

Apparently, the band itself is just Sparrow Quartet. The album itself is called Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet. Why that is, I cannot say. Oh, and Abigail is part of the quartet.

Also, what is the "D Word" that Bill would not say?

Maybe its' all music written /composed by her, and she's directing the quartet to do her bidding. Musically , that is.


Inamorato wrote:
timc wrote:

Apparently, the band itself is just Sparrow Quartet. The album itself is called Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet. Why that is, I cannot say. Oh, and Abigail is part of the quartet.

Also, what is the "D Word" that Bill would not say?


Here's a hint:


Wouldn't that be the "R word"?


 timc wrote:

Apparently, the band itself is just Sparrow Quartet.  The album itself is called Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet.  Why that is, I cannot say.  Oh, and Abigail is part of the quartet.

Also, what is the "D Word" that Bill would not say?


Here's a hint:


 ziggytrix wrote:

If it's Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, why are there only 3 names listed under hers?

I bet Wikipedia knows.



 
Apparently, the band itself is just Sparrow Quartet.  The album itself is called Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet.  Why that is, I cannot say.  Oh, and Abigail is part of the quartet.

Also, what is the "D Word" that Bill would not say?


Horrid, I knew it had to be some Bella FLeck stuff mixed in. {#Puke}
If it's Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, why are there only 3 names listed under hers?

I bet Wikipedia knows.

Didn't know who this was, but right away I thought - must be Bela Fleck on Banjo. Sure 'nuff.
jwb wrote:
This would have been a 9, without the singing.


haha, I was just thinking the same thing, the singing is fine, but the music was devine on it's own.

Lowest. Rating.  Ever! {#Puke}


This would have been a 9, without the singing.
This is just plain lovely!

...just hearing this very quietly muffled in the background of a noisy office, my brain at first said joanna newsom...