Every Song I Write Is for You

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All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Watson puts together a collection of songs about grief and loss for his fifth release, which is dedicated to his fiancée, who died in an automobile accident. The album is pining and remorseful and features string accompaniment on most of the 14 tracks. On it Watson still harbors a deep appreciation for the Merle Haggard-perfected Bakersfield sound, but here he does so without the usual honky tonk grit that he has when he's accompanied by his band, Lonestar. This is a quiet set dripping with romantic longing that's elevated occasionally by the upbeat "Your the Best Part of Me" and the swing-inflected "Money Can't Buy Her Love," but that's anchored in the deep despair ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Watson puts together a collection of songs about grief and loss for his fifth release, which is dedicated to his fiancée, who died in an automobile accident. The album is pining and remorseful and features string accompaniment on most of the 14 tracks. On it Watson still harbors a deep appreciation for the Merle Haggard-perfected Bakersfield sound, but here he does so without the usual honky tonk grit that he has when he's accompanied by his band, Lonestar. This is a quiet set dripping with romantic longing that's elevated occasionally by the upbeat "Your the Best Part of Me" and the swing-inflected "Money Can't Buy Her Love," but that's anchored in the deep despair that led Watson, who nearly lost his own life during a drug and alcohol binge brought on by the loss, to write these songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2001
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 684038813223
  • Catalog Number: 8132
  • Sales rank: 109,121

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dale Watson Primary Artist, Musician
Earl Poole Ball Piano, Strings
Floyd Domino Piano, Strings
Matt Powell Guitar, Mandolin
Billy "Dee" Donahue Bass
Alice Spencer Vocals
Ricky Davis Pedal Steel Guitar
Roland Belmares Turntables
Scott Matthews Drums
Technical Credits
Dale Watson Liner Notes
Garrett Rittenberry Art Direction
Boo Macleod Engineer
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