A Boot and a Shoe Phillips' first CD in three years continues to move beyond her Beatlesque pop, reprising the spare sonic mapping of Fan Dance. In tracing the labyrinthine… A Boot and a Shoe Phillips' first CD in three years continues to move beyond her Beatlesque pop, reprising the spare sonic mapping of Fan Dance. In tracing the labyrinthine… 2004-04-27 Sam Phillips (Musician)
Music Review

A Boot and a Shoe (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2004; Lead Performance: Sam Phillips (Musician)

Phillips' first CD in three years continues to move beyond her Beatlesque pop, reprising the spare sonic mapping of Fan Dance. In tracing the labyrinthine twists and ultimate dissolution of love, she and longtime producer T Bone Burnett conjure a mood as intimate as a late-night confession. Balancing intrigue and seduction against the anguish of romantic despair, Phillips flirts with Depression-era stylings and pre-World War II cabaret to brilliantly convey a chaotic world of subdued rage.

Originally posted May 07, 2004 Published in issue #764 May 07, 2004 Order article reprints
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