Mavis Staples ‘ ‘One True Vine’ is her fourteenth album recorded with Jeff Tweedy from Wilco and released on June 24, 2013 by Anti.
Track Listing : 1.Holy Ghost (Alan Sparhawk) – 02:42 . 2.Every Step (Jeff Tweedy) – 04:02 . 3.Can You Get To That (George Clinton / Ernie Harris) – 02:57 . 4.Jesus Wept (Jeff Tweedy) – 04:47 . 5.Far Celestial Shore (Nick Lowe) – 02:55 . 6.What Are They Doing In Heaven Today (Mavis Staples) – 04:03 . 7.Sow Good Seeds (Mavis Staples) – 02:50 . 8.I Like The Things About Me (Roebuck “Pops” Staples / Martha Stubbs) – 02:56 . 9.Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) (Mavis Staples) – 02:56 . 10.One True Vine (Jeff Tweedy) – 03:42
Musicians : Mavis Staples – Vocals . Jeff Tweedy – Bass, Guitar, Marxophone, Mellotron, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Slide Guitar, Vocals (Background), Wurlitzer Piano . Andrew Baker – Euphonium, Trumpet (Bass) . Liam Cunningham – Vocals (Background) . Makeda Francisco – Vocals (Background) . Kelly Hogan – Vocals (Background) . Donny Gerrard – Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Mark Greenberg – Wurlitzer Piano . Rick Holmstrom – Guitar (Electric) . Scott Ligon – Piano . Spencer Tweedy – Drums, Percussion . Paul Von Mertens – Clarinet, Sax (Baritone)
Production : Produced By Jeff Tweedy . Tom Schick – Engineer, Mixing . Mark Greenberg – Assistant Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering
Package : Zoran Orlic – Photography . Chris Strong – Photography
Recorded 2012 – 2013.
Released On June 24, 2013 By Anti.
At first, I felt it compared unfavorably to You Are Not Alone. I was wrong. It’s a rich, beautifully crafted and moving experienceand further evidence that the Mavis Staples/Jeff Tweedy partnership is the musical equivalent of a marriage made in heaven. […]
The album intends to trace the believer’s trajectory from doubt (“Holy Ghost”) to certainty (“One True Vine”), which lends the album an introspective quality and invests those final numbers with even more power. […]
Delivered in the moan of the broken, she offers an example for the most bereft. Her voice rising from the lyric’s wreckage, all coppery shine vanquishing the tarnish, she is restored—and so are we. […]