Candyland

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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
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."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972450124
  • Catalog Number: 724501
  • Sales rank: 15,227

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Where's Johnny (4:45)
  2. 2 Vague Directions (4:45)
  3. 3 Hands Like Rain (4:48)
  4. 4 Safeside (4:10)
  5. 5 Candyland (4:17)
  6. 6 Don't Waste Away (3:21)
  7. 7 Good Life (3:50)
  8. 8 Save Yourself (4:56)
  9. 9 Storekeeper (3:45)
  10. 10 Dusty Pages (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James McMurtry Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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, 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 Jr. Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ross Hogarth Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John Mellencamp Producer, Executive Producer
Mike Wanchic Producer, Engineer
Jay Healey Engineer
Joel Zimmerman Art Direction
Ross Alexander Engineer
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