Afterglow: The Will Rogers Sessions

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
After its third album and major-label swan song, Break in the Storm, Oklahoma's The Great Divide regrouped by renting the Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City and recording Afterglow in a more intimate, organic setting. Augmenting its basic four-piece rock format with judicious touches of organ, fiddle, and pedal steel, the band balances rousing, defiant heartland rock with gruff, heartfelt country ballads. The Great Divide owes as much to John Mellencamp as to Willie Nelson, but those debts don't subtract from the quality of frontman Michael McClure's songwriting. On barroom anthems such as the tough-skinned "Ain't About to Fall" and the rodeo celebration "Hang On ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
After its third album and major-label swan song, Break in the Storm, Oklahoma's The Great Divide regrouped by renting the Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City and recording Afterglow in a more intimate, organic setting. Augmenting its basic four-piece rock format with judicious touches of organ, fiddle, and pedal steel, the band balances rousing, defiant heartland rock with gruff, heartfelt country ballads. The Great Divide owes as much to John Mellencamp as to Willie Nelson, but those debts don't subtract from the quality of frontman Michael McClure's songwriting. On barroom anthems such as the tough-skinned "Ain't About to Fall" and the rodeo celebration "Hang On Cowboy," McClure slings brash lyrical slogans and stirring roots-rock riffs. When McClure turns his attention to love songs, he favors acoustic strumming and tasteful twang: "Wild Horses," with its subtle echoes of the Rolling Stones' same-named classic, and "Out of Here Tonight," with its wish to find salvation on the road, travel well-worn paths but avoid falling into lyrical sentimentality or pat instrumental patterns. "Wildflower" gets played twice, first as a melancholy, fingerpicked lament, and then again, immediately, as a rollicking electric affirmation. The two versions neatly encapsulate The Great Divide's appealing duality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2002
  • Label: Broken Bow
  • UPC: 697487711729
  • Catalog Number: 7117

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Days Go (2:49)
  2. 2 Out of Here Tonight (3:34)
  3. 3 Straight off into You (3:18)
  4. 4 Wild Horses (3:14)
  5. 5 Wildflower (5:50)
  6. 6 Ain't About to Fall (3:21)
  7. 7 Afterglow (3:31)
  8. 8 Hang on Cowboy (2:49)
  9. 9 Blue Skies (2:55)
  10. 10 Floods (10:08)
  11. 11 Livin' Like Thanksgivin' (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Great Divide Primary Artist
Danny Miller Recorder
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Scotte Lester Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Mike McClure Guitar, Vocals
J.J. Lester Percussion, Drums
Kelley Green Bass
Scott Coney Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Rusty Danmyer Pedal Steel Guitar
Walt Bowers Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Danny Miller Producer
The Great Divide Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album is a must have!!!!!!!!!

    Afterglow is one of my favorite albums this year!!! From the first cut to the ghost track at the end, this album left me wanting more. It captures their sound better than any previous records these guys have released. If you dont have this one you must get it! Trust me, you wont be disappointed.

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