Seven Year Ache" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Rosanne Cash. It was released in February 1981 as the first single and title track from Cash's album of the same title. The song was Cash's first No. 1 hit on the . The song's ambiguous lyrics may tell the old story about a man who goes out to a bar to forget the problems his marriage is facing
Seven Year Ache was pretty revolutionary for its time. Ostensibly a country album, it encompassed introspective singer/songwriter sounds ( Blue Moon With Heartache ), synth-flecked pop-rock (the title track), classic-sounding twang ( My Baby Thinks He’s a Train ) and straight-up rockers, all giving you the feeling that you’re getting a peek at what lies deep within an eclectic artist’s complicated soul. With a more modernistic sound than her famous father’s (even if he was an influence), Rosanne Cash presented a new path for country with this 1981 milestone. Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash.
Seven Year Ache was Cash's second album (at least in America - a self-titled set from 1978 that she has since disowned was issued in Europe), but the first one she toured for. Her first album, Right or Wrong, was released in 1979 when she was pregnant, so she stayed off the road. She had been on stage as a backup singer for her father and for Rodney Crowell, but it wasn't until the release of this second album that she began performing live as a solo artist. More songs from Rosanne Cash. More songs inspired by movies. More songs with numbers in the title . And on May 17th it reached (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.
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Proclaimed by Cash and her laborator, Rodney Crowell, as "punktry," the album adds an entirely new twist on the Nashville sound. Perhaps it is because this is . country and reflects the cocaine bliss in the sound of the era as well as Fleetwood Mac's Tusk does
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). I really liked her debut 'Right or Wrong', but 'Seven Year Ache' gave a good glance at what was really to come. Nothing against the outside writers who contributed their songs -but for her initial songwriting efforts, she pulls off two extremely strong tracks and they carry the album (the title track and "Blue Moon w/Heartache"). All tracks have their high points - and the only I one I usually skip over is 'Hometown Blues".
Recorded at Davlen Sound and Magnolia Sound, North Hollywood, CA. Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA. (The letter after the dash in the runout indicates which lathe was used, S = Slave)
Special thanks to the Millah's Bros. and to Phil Kaufman for not showing up.
Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris appear courtesy of Warner Brothers Records, Inc. Vince Gill appears courtesy of Casablanca Record and FilmWorks, Inc. Booker T. Jones appears courtesy of A&M Records. The Millah's Bros. appear courtesy of Drunk Monkey.
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Inner color sleeve includes "Seven Year Ache" lyrics and song's credits.