Hindsight 21-20: Anthology 1975-1995

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
If Guy Clark isn't the greatest of all Texas singer/songwriters (that honor would doubtless belong to Clark's friend Townes Van Zandt), he typifies the style as well as anyone you could name, and the subtle literacy and novelist's detail that mark his best work typify what made the Texas "outlaw" scene important without succumbing to its excesses. Clark also knows enough to make records when he's good and ready, and no sooner, and for someone who's been recording since 1975 he's produced a relatively small body of work, eleven studio albums in 32 years, but Clark's lack of enthusiasm for the conventional wisdom of the music business may well be one of the reasons his albums...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
If Guy Clark isn't the greatest of all Texas singer/songwriters (that honor would doubtless belong to Clark's friend Townes Van Zandt), he typifies the style as well as anyone you could name, and the subtle literacy and novelist's detail that mark his best work typify what made the Texas "outlaw" scene important without succumbing to its excesses. Clark also knows enough to make records when he's good and ready, and no sooner, and for someone who's been recording since 1975 he's produced a relatively small body of work, eleven studio albums in 32 years, but Clark's lack of enthusiasm for the conventional wisdom of the music business may well be one of the reasons his albums have been so consistently strong. Hindsight 21-20: Anthology 1975-1995 is the first multi-label anthology that's attempted to present a concise overview of Clark's career, though significantly it covers his first two decades of record-making before he left the major labels for the more comfortable pace of independent record making. Given that Clark has had little in the way of hits, this sampling from seven albums leans more towards great songs that were well-served in the studio rather than familiar tunes, though his best-known compositions do make the cut, including "L.A. Freeway," "New Cut Road," "Home Grown Tomatoes," "Texas 1947," and "Texas Cookin'." Clark's voice and lyrical style undergo an understated evolution over the course of this set -- there's a weight and maturity in "The Randall Knife" and "Boats to Build" that he couldn't quite reach in his younger days -- but there isn't a song here that doesn't have something to say that's worth hearing, all set to melodies that only add to their strength. If you're not familiar with Guy Clark, you could hardly do better than to introduce yourself to his artistry with this CD, and even longtime fans will be pleased with how well this collection serves these fine songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657026526
  • Catalog Number: 265
  • Sales rank: 62,752

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 L.A. Freeway (4:58)
  2. 2 Rita Ballou (2:49)
  3. 3 She Ain't Goin' Nowhere (3:29)
  4. 4 Texas 1947 (3:11)
  5. 5 Desperados Waiting for the Train (4:32)
  6. 6 Texas Cookin' (3:50)
  7. 7 Broken Hearted People (4:44)
  8. 8 The Last Gunfighter Ballad (2:51)
  9. 9 Comfort and Crazy (3:07)
  10. 10 The Houston Kid (4:00)
  11. 11 New Cut Road (3:43)
  12. 12 South Coast of Texas (3:48)
  13. 13 Heartbroke (3:02)
  14. 14 She's Crazy for Leaving (2:55)
  15. 15 Homegrown Tomatoes (2:59)
  16. 16 The Randall Knife (4:11)
  17. 17 No Deal (3:20)
  18. 18 Baton Rouge (2:48)
  19. 19 Boats to Build (3:49)
  20. 20 Dublin Blues (4:21)
  21. 21 The Cape (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guy Clark Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Guy Clark Composer
Rodney Crowell Composer
Verlon Thompson Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Keith Glass Liner Notes
Warren Barnett Mastering
Peter Shillito Concept
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