An American Dream: 4 Classic Albums, 1978-1992

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2014 two-fer An American Dream: 1978-1992 begins with 1978's Guy Clark, the first record the Texas singer/songwriter recorded for Warner, and ends with 1992's Boats to Build, a record he released on Asylum/Elektra. Missing from this run is 1989's Old Friends, an album he cut for Sugar Hill -- a folk indie that'd become his home in the '90s -- but otherwise this is a complete portrait of Clark's salad days on a major label, featuring the aforementioned pair of LPs in their entirety along with 1981's The South Coast of Texas and 1983's Better Days. His first two albums, 1975's Old No. 1 and 1976's Texas Cookin', may be Clark's peak but these four records ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2014 two-fer An American Dream: 1978-1992 begins with 1978's Guy Clark, the first record the Texas singer/songwriter recorded for Warner, and ends with 1992's Boats to Build, a record he released on Asylum/Elektra. Missing from this run is 1989's Old Friends, an album he cut for Sugar Hill -- a folk indie that'd become his home in the '90s -- but otherwise this is a complete portrait of Clark's salad days on a major label, featuring the aforementioned pair of LPs in their entirety along with 1981's The South Coast of Texas and 1983's Better Days. His first two albums, 1975's Old No. 1 and 1976's Texas Cookin', may be Clark's peak but these four records were also recorded in his prime, when he was writing songs that became standards and was also given a bigger production budget that often suited him. Whatever missteps there might be -- and if there are missteps, they're small, easily forgettable ones -- this amounts to a rich body of work that's even more alluring when packaged as this two-CD set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2014
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • EAN: 9398800037922
  • Catalog Number: 379
  • Sales rank: 4,340

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guy Clark Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Slide Guitar
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Marty Stuart Mandolin
Sam Bush Mandolin
Rosanne Cash Vocals
Rodney Crowell Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Johnny Gimble Fiddle, Mandolin
Emmylou Harris Vocals
Bill Lloyd Guitar, Background Vocals
Lee Roy Parnell Slide Guitar
Verlon Thompson Guitar, Background Vocals
Albert Lee Guitar
Don Everly Background Vocals
Buck White Mandolin
Radney Foster Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Brian Ahern Guitar
Byron Bach Cello
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Concertina, Electric Guitar, Triangle, Lap Steel Guitar
Lea Jane Berinati Keyboards, Background Vocals
Don Brooks Harmonica
Tony Brown Keyboards
Bill Caswell Jaw Harp
Travis Clark Bass
Glen D. Hardin Keyboards
Frank Davis Background Vocals
Hank DeVito Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Philip Donnelly Guitar
Vince Gill Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Emory Gordy Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Piano
Jack Hicks Banjo
Paul Kennerley Bass, Vocals
Jerry Kroon Drums
Kenny Malone Percussion, Conga, Drums
Gary Nicholson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gordon Payne Background Vocals
Suzy Ragsdale Background Vocals
Frank Reckard Guitar
Bee Spears Bass
Cheryl White Background Vocals
Reggie Young Guitar
Larrie Londin Percussion, Drums
David Briggs Piano, Background Vocals
Ricky Scaggs Fiddle
Technical Credits
Guy Clark Composer
Rodney Crowell Composer, Producer
Lee Roy Parnell Composer
J.C. Crowley Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Neil Wilburn Producer
Miles Wilkinson Producer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Kevin Mueller Preparation for CD Release
Peter Shillito Preparation for CD Release
Terry Reilly Liner Notes
Ian McFarlane Preparation for CD Release
B. Lloyd Composer
V. Thompson Composer
Jimmie Rogers Composer
R. Leigh Composer
S. Clark Composer
Walter Cowart Composer
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