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Mercury

Album Review

Shocked made a big jump from The Texas Campfire Tapes to Short Sharp Shocked, but no one expected the direction she would take for Captain Swing. Rather than continuing as a folky singer/songwriter, she opted instead to take on western swing and big-band music, complete with horn-heavy arrangements and bright orchestration. And although the cartoon image of her on the cover gives a smirk and a sly wink, the album is surprising devoid of irony. She treats the genre with affection and she's obviously having a good time swinging. Captain Swing may have confused fans of Short Sharp Shocked, but the album has several great moments, and most of all, it offers a good time.
Chris Woodstra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. God Is a Real Estate Developerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  2. On the Greener Sidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  3. Silent Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  4. Sleep Keeps Me Awakehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  5. The Cement Lamenthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  6. (Don't You Mess Around With) My Little Sisterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  7. Looks Like Mona Lisa (Smells Like Tuna Fish)http://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  8. Too Little, Too Latehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  9. Street Corner Ambassadorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
  10. Must Be Luffhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/captain-swing/id182926954?uo=5
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