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Candyland
     

Candyland

by James McMurtry
 

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Like Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler (but with less mumble), James McMurtry offers a deep, personable (if plain) voice and delivery, equally suited to both country and rock. The instrumental backing veers between and blurs the two forms, the fluid dynamics rendering the distinction irrelevant. Whatever you call

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Like Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler (but with less mumble), James McMurtry offers a deep, personable (if plain) voice and delivery, equally suited to both country and rock. The instrumental backing veers between and blurs the two forms, the fluid dynamics rendering the distinction irrelevant. Whatever you call it, the music serves up a perfect backdrop to McMurtry's strong suit -- his evocative, short-story lyrics. Eventually, rock appears to win out as guitars veer into overdrive on "Save Yourself" and "Storekeeper"; the disc finally closing with the wistful, acoustic "Dusty Pages."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972450124
catalogNumber:
724501
Rank:
40758

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Tracks

  1. Where's Johnny
  2. Vague Directions
  3. Hands Like Rain
  4. Safeside
  5. Candyland
  6. Don't Waste Away
  7. Good Life
  8. Save Yourself
  9. Storekeeper
  10. Dusty Pages

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James McMurtry   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,farfisa organ
Syd Straw   Background Vocals
Lisa Germano   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Jimmy Ryser   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums,Lap Steel Guitar
John Cascella   Keyboards
David Grissom   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,farfisa organ
Doug Lacy   Accordion,Steel Drums
Toby Myers   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Dave Pomeroy   Bass Guitar
Mike Wanchic   Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
Pete Wasner   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Steve Crowes   Synclavier
Dweet Dadoux   Harmonica
Randy Garibay   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ross Hogarth   Engineer
John Mellencamp   Producer,Executive Producer
Mike Wanchic   Producer,Engineer
Jay Healey   Engineer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Ross Alexander   Engineer

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