Josef Woodard
March 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Little Ship

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Loudon Wainwright III, Loudon Wainwright
Producers
EMD, Nettwerk, Virgin
genre
Folk

We gave it an A-

The singer-songwriting vet’s masterful Little Ship (Virgin) is raw and polished in the right degrees (produced by John Leventhal, with cameos by Shawn Colvin). The emotional topography is laid out in the first two songs, between the loopy humor of ”Breakfast in Bed” and the poignant touch of ”Four Mirrors.” Wainwright’s fatalistic wit and sure sense of what makes a song complete are fully in order. A-

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