"The Long Goodbye"
"A gorgeous song cycle of true love in decline, the latest from the alt-country darling Susannah Weaver is a gem. Written with unflinching honesty and admirable simplicity...it's further argument that wider recognition for this artist is inevitable."
Marty Hughley ~ The Oregonian ~ January, 2003
"With her new album Susannah Weaver, known as Little Sue, joins lost love to wisdom, creating something mysterious and new...One of the most beautiful albums that great community (Portland, Oregon) has ever been proud to call its own."
Jeff Rosenberg ~ Willamette Week ~ November, 2002
"Her third record is her most nuanced and accomplished. The production exudes warmth and keeps the focus where it belongs: on Weaver's honky-tonk angel voice. Despite the melancholy, confessional lyrics of nearly every song, The Long Goodbye avoids cliche and pity due to the hope and strength that Weaver's voice naturally conveys..."
Jim Desmond ~ No Depression ~ January-February, 2003
"Thoughtful arrangements bolster the sound while deferring completely to Weaver's vulnerable-yet-resilient voice...As a chronicle of loss and ultimate redemption few albums come close to the power of The Long Goodbye."
John Foyston ~ The Oregonian ~ November, 2002
" Delivering heartbreak as bittersweet as Tammy Wynette's, told in Emmylou Harris' bee-stung voice, the Portland country-pop chanteuse's songs swim into the heart and settle in quite nicely. The Long Goodbye is a lovely look at the sorrow and sadness of a dying relationship, but it's also ripe and rich with promise and the thrill of what will be coming along next."
Scott Lewis ~ The Oregonian A&E ~ December, 2002