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City of Refuge


Download links and information about City of Refuge by Rachel Harrington. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Gospel, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 32:47 minutes.

Artist: Rachel Harrington
Release date: 2008
Genre: Gospel, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 32:47
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No. Title Length
1. Karen Kane 3:40
2. A Housewife's Lament 3:53
3. Old Time Religion / Working On a Building 3:17
4. Truman 3:26
5. Carver 3:19
6. Angel Boy 0:53
7. The Clearcut 2:08
8. Ode to Billy Joe 4:01
9. I Don't Want to Get Adjusted to This World 3:52
10. Under the Big Top 4:18



The cover of Rachel Harrington's second full-length album (following 2007's The Bootlegger's Daughter and her 2004 EP of demos, Halloween Leaves) is a sepia-toned photograph depicting a field on which a circus is being erected; it's a picture that could date from the mid-19th century. Harrington's music also often sounds like it could date from the 1850s, or at least as far back as the 1930s, anyway. Accompanied by bluegrass instrumentation — fiddle, dobro, mandolin — she sings in a rough-hewn country voice songs with a rural setting that touch on love and death. Some are traditional (the medley "Old Time Religion"/"Working on a Building," "I Don't Want to Get Adjusted to This World"), some original, but the old-timey feel remains constant. The playing is stellar, and Harrington convincingly re-creates the sound of a mountain singer. The inclusion of Bobbie Gentry's hit "Ode to Billie Joe" is appropriate, but it would be more effective if Harrington hadn't lopped off the last verse of the song and if she were aware of how Gentry spelled her first name and the name of her title character (with "ie," not "y").