Gretchen Peters new album, The Night You Wrote That Song, has been warmly received by fans and reviewers alike with CMP Magazine saying in their 5-star review that the album “hits the target” and Alan Cackett saying that it’s “an album that reveals its instrumentation and lyrical multitudes on every new listen”.
You can read more of the review highlights below and find links to the full reviews.
Listen to The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury now on Spotify, Apple Music or your preferred streaming service here.
“Gretchen Peters’ tribute to Mickey Newbury hits the target. The songs are well-chosen, the vocals top-notch and the production breathes air into the fantastic songs… What are you waiting for? Buy this album!”
★★★★★ CMP Magazine – read full review
“Literate and melodic, these songs are worth a listen for those who appreciate a healthy dose of substance, but also want a mix of traditional roots and an invigorating style that is sadly missing from so much of today’s mainstream country music. Across this record, you could spend days unravelling the songwriting… an album that reveals its instrumental and lyrical multitudes on every new listen.”
★★★★★ Alan Cackett – read full review
“Nashville songwriter Gretchen Peters pays her respects to Newbury with The Night You Wrote That Song, a gentle collection of some of his best loved numbers, including an aching take on metaphysical hippy classic Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”
★★★★ The Scotsman – read full review
“Peters shines throughout, delivering them with an authority central to her own experience as a woman and as a songwriter. With The Night You Wrote That Song, Peters gifts Newbury’s songs as evidence of his enduring relevance. And intentionally or not, this album’s contents are a stained-glass window shining light into her own sacred hall of inspiration.”
★★★★ All Music – read full review
★★★★ Daily Mail – read full review
“Peters’s voice, seasoned and unsentimental, is a slow-burning flame.”
The Sunday Times – read full review
“Treasured Musical Gems Lovingly Restored For a New Generation.”
Rocking Magpie – read full review
“Just like Newbury did, Peters has braided a Nashville career as songwriter to the stars with her own series of excellent albums. Here, she gifts one of her heroes the best kind of tribute, where the quality of the performances reciprocates the quality of the songs.”
Associated Press – read full review
“A formidable songwriter herself, Gretchen Peters has not so much copied these great songs but recreated them into worthy equals alongside the originals. Even after three outstanding albums of her own The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury shows that her artistry comes in many forms.”
Your Life In A Song – read full review
“Every one of her interpretations offers something special…in true Peters style this holds up as well as her originals efforts.”
Glide Magazine – read full review
“another wonderful release”
Belles and Gals – read full review