Her first album on the Blue Note label, it was released in It contains Wilson's interpretations of songs by various blues and rock artists, as well as three original compositions.
It was re-released in with three bonus tracks recorded live somewhere in Europe during Ive Seen Enough - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 1991 Blue Light 'til Dawn Tour.
As of Marchthe album sold over copies. While recording the album, Wilson's father, jazz bassist Herman Fowlkes, died. In an interview for New York Magazine Wilson explained that the album's name refers to a Estrellas - Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light Til Dawn time of night. Says Wilson "At a party you have a blue light to have a certain vibe. The title refers to that light, that blue, giving way to the dawn.
It's after after hours, the predawn twilight". Rolling Stone reviewer John Milward gave the album three and a half stars out of five. He praised Wilson's choice of blues tracks by Robert Johnson and guitarist Brandon Ross' arrangements. A reviewer for Gramophone called it "more spacious and flexible" than her previous albums, praising the musical juxtapositions and describing Wilson's voice as strong and sensuous.
The album mixes jazzy currents with rootsier elements — some of them from a more global perspective — and the production is nicely understated, so that Wilson's strongly in the lead throughout". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cassandra Wilson. Retrieved 15 January Robert Christgau. Retrieved 16 June Random House. Retrieved 23 September New York Magazine : Retrieved 3 February Dusty Groove. Retrieved 19 May Live Hidden categories: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats.
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