(2004) Out Past The Lights

Ana Egge

... read moreWith her fourth album, Out Past the Lights, Brooklyn-based, New Mexico-reared singer/songwriter Ana Egge puts her age-defying pipes on display, sounding a couple decades older than her actual age of 28. Her rich, distinct voice and knack for songcraft is visualized with the help of producer Jason...

39′:36″ 12 Songs

1
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Apple Tree
3:31
2
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Straight To My Head
3:28
3
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Victoria
2:15
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Motorcycle
3:01
5
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Wedding Dress
3:16
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Sailor
3:38
7
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Closer To The Motor
2:33
8
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Birds
3:28
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Stone Bone
2:38
10
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The Flood
3:37
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Ways Of Waiting
3:28
12
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City Of Liberty
4:43
Released 01 January 2004, 2004 Grace / Parkinsong

Review

With her fourth album, Out Past the Lights, Brooklyn-based, New Mexico-reared singer/songwriter Ana Egge puts her age-defying pipes on display, sounding a couple decades older than her actual age of 28. Her rich, distinct voice and knack for songcraft is visualized with the help of producer Jason Mercer, who offers a sparse presentation for the countrified, pedal steel-steered keeper "Apple Tree" and the threadbare folk of "Stone Bone." Fuller instrumentation -- specifically the inclusion of Shane Endsley's trumpet -- bodes well for "Motorcycle" and "Straight to My Head," but the album's peak is "Wedding Dress," which wraps all of the pain of love breaking down up in a once-celebrated garment. Although it has a number of delicate moments on the surface (like "Sailor" and the succinctly magical "Victoria"), Out Past the Lights is resilient just the same. ~ John D. Luerssen