Geronimo's Cadillac [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
After all of Michael Martin Murphey's material is taken into consideration, Geronimo's Cadillac comes out on top as one of his finest albums, even though his "cosmic cowboy" persona was yet to be developed. The title track was Murphey's first Top 40 hit, later covered by Cher and Hoyt Axton, while the Monkees eventually sang their own version of "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" But the most relevant aspect of Geronimo's Cadillac is the fact that it merges Murphey's slight left of center country sound with a little bit of gospel in a few places, giving his material greater depth and a genuine "reflective" quality that was often absent from commonplace country music. Tracks...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
After all of Michael Martin Murphey's material is taken into consideration, Geronimo's Cadillac comes out on top as one of his finest albums, even though his "cosmic cowboy" persona was yet to be developed. The title track was Murphey's first Top 40 hit, later covered by Cher and Hoyt Axton, while the Monkees eventually sang their own version of "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" But the most relevant aspect of Geronimo's Cadillac is the fact that it merges Murphey's slight left of center country sound with a little bit of gospel in a few places, giving his material greater depth and a genuine "reflective" quality that was often absent from commonplace country music. Tracks like "Backslider's Wine," "Calico Silver," and "Boy From the Country" all contain a unique musical complexion inspired by Murphey's voice and by the simplicity of the harmonica and mandolin. Later albums expose more of Murphey's penchant for being pensive and openly contemplative but, as a debut, Geronimo's Cadillac, with its three parts country to one part AM rock, is an enjoyable album as well as a worthy indication as to what kind of artist Michael Martin Murphey would soon become.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2004
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657019122
  • Catalog Number: 191
  • Sales rank: 217,938

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Piano, Vocals, Bottleneck Guitar
Charles John Quarto Vocals
Leonard Arnold Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kenny Buttrey Percussion, Drums
Owen "Boomer" Castleman Electric Guitar
Karl Himmel Drums
Robert Livingston Bass, Background Vocals
Gary P. Nunn Bass, Piano, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
Larry Cansler Composer
Jimmy Horowitz String Arrangements
Charles John Quarto Author
Owen "Boomer" Castleman Composer
Craig Hillis Composer
Bob Johnston Producer
Bob Potter Engineer
Neil Wilburn Engineer
Glenn A. Baker Liner Notes, Reissue Assistant
Ray Lewis Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Kevin Mueller Reissue Preparation
Peter Shillito Reissue Assistant
Ian McFarlane Reissue Assistant
William Holloway Drawing
Bill Matthews Artwork, Original Photography
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