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Pay the Devil

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He has it all

    The Country Music Channel had video of 4 of these songs. Seeing helped appreciate the excellence of his musicians and tne mood of the old time songs. While "My bucket has a whole in it" was not one of them, it makes the CD that much more fun. Morrison deserves to sing anything he likes! He and his band put it together to charm us all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Van goes to the country

    I've been really surprised by Van's incursion in country territories, but not at all disappointed. Country music fits surpringly well to Van's voice and he keeps in great form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Country Album

    I feel a little sorry for Van Fans who believe this album is a rip-off. Way back when, I bought Them's first album when it was originally released and have been a fan of Van since then. He backslid a few times during the 80's and 90's, but is one artist who has easily stood the test of time with quite a few "classic" albums since the 60's. Since I bought Pay The Devil, I have gone back, with a critical eye, to my Van collection (about 25 or so albums)and sincerely believe this new one is bound for classic status (albeit with a smattering of new, more country oriented, fans). Pay The Devil is a collection of well known, and in some cases, well worn country songs from the 50's or thereabouts along with a brace of Van originals which add a bluesy element to the mix. In nearly every case, these songs are presented with a fresh and intriguing face. Superby arranged, sung and played, these gems soak into your consciousness and get you feeling for the repeat button. However, if you are irreversibly turned off by country music, it may best if you wait until his next album. On the other hand, if you would like to explore the roots of much of today's rock and roll and neo-traditional country music, this would be an excellent "toe in the water". It may then lead to a journey which leads to the heart of American country and roots music: Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Ray Price, Lefty Fizzell and so on. Ample reward for listening closely to Van's newie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen before you buy

    This CD is like nothing Morrison has ever done before. Frankly, I wish I had listened before I bought it. It comes across as an attempt to get money out of long time fans. I didn't think to much of his last CD either, but this one really sucks.

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