Monday, August 30, 2010
One of the best tracks on the album for its irony and sensuality is "Who Knew" particularly due to Keith's equally supportive dobro playing. In fact, this whole album is very intimate. Young's vocals, though limited in range, sound personal and private and on the confessional side: “Foul Deeds” or “Blue Sunday” make the case. That kind of intimacy is really hard to do in music, but Young succeeds because she sounds like she’s singing only to you. This strategy may not be useful in finding commercial radio airplay, but it certainly draws you in. Besides, as I get older, that's the kind of music that I really appreciate and enjoy.
Foul Deeds also includes a DVD directed by Jonathan Demme, featuring Ben Keith, called, Love like Water. It's Pegi Young in performance at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia and it’s included in the first 5,000 copies of the album.