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Forever’s a Long, Long Time

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Forever's a Long, Long Time is an album of Hank Williams covers performed by Don Was to Was's own music.[1] Was released the album, under the name Orquestra Was, on April 8, 1997 on Verve Forecast Records. The original CD release of the album also included a short film directed by Was, starring Sweet Pea Atkinson and Kris Kristofferson.[2] The film was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1997.[3]

Forever's a Long, Long Time
Studio album by Don Was (d/b/a Orquestra Was)
Released April 8, 1997 (1997-04-08)
Genre Jazz, R&B
Length 53:44
Label Verve Forecast
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B–[5]
Salon (favorable)[2]
The Washington Post (mixed)[6]
Village Voice (dud)[7]

Track listingEdit

  1. Once Upon A Time In Detroit – 1:55
  2. I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time – 8:27
  3. Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) – 3:52
  4. Excuse Me, Colonel, Could I Borrow Your Newspaper? – 4:56
  5. Detroit In A Time Upon Once – 0:58
  6. Forever's A Long, Long Time – 6:50
  7. You've Been Having A Rough Night, Huh? – 4:49
  8. Lost On The River – 13:04
  9. A Big Poem About Hell – 2:48
  10. I'm So Tired Of It All – 3:38

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gill, Andy (21 March 1997). "Pop Albums: Orquestra Was Forever's a Long, Long Time Verve 314 533-915". The Independent. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Miles, Milo (25 April 1997). "Forever's a Long, Long Time". Salon. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Don Was". GRAMMY.com. 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Forever's a Long, Long Time". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Cheng, Kipp (18 April 1997). "Orquestra Was: Forever's a Long, Long Time". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Himes, Geoffrey (13 June 1997). "Orquestra Was: Forever's a Long, Long Time". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (4 November 1997). "Consumer Guide". Village Voice. Retrieved 5 June 2017.