Album Review: At Your Door by Mary Crystal Wood

Album Name: At Your Door
Artist: Mary Crystal Wood
Year/Label: 2004 / Yantastik Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Mary Crystal Wood’s record is sweet and has a nice homey feeling to it. You get the sense that she had a good time making it. It’s sort of country but with pop and gospel mixed in.

“Only Wednesday” is a nice song with a charming melody. Wood sings of wanting to take time off when the weekend seems far away. Well, we’ve all been there.

“Ask for the World” is bright and up-tempo. Wood sings gently but convincingly.

“Queen of Not Enough” is lazily sensual like Lucinda Williams can be. Wood sings of feelings of inadequacy with feeling.

“Catch Me” is a gospel-tinged ballad with wonderful backing vocals.

“Pour it Out” is a fifties style song that Chris Isaak might have sung.

The cover of Beatles’ “I Will” is simple but impossibly lovely and ends the album.

“At Your Door” is short but sweet.

Posted on July 15, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. At Your Door
2. Only Wednesday
3. Ask for the World
4. Ball n Chain
5. Queen of Not Enough
6. Fog
7. Catch Me
8. Pour It Out
9. Summer Moon
10. Here
11. I Will
12. At Your Door

[Mary Crystal Wood Official Site]


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