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Last Day at Gettysburg: Songs About the American Civil War

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It should be pointed out that Last Day at Gettysburg is subtitled Songs About the American Civil War and not Songs From the America Civil War, since nearly everything here is done in contemporary bluegrass style, and bluegrass was still some 80 years away from its genesis when the War Between the States was fought. Last Day at Gettysburg is actually a sampler of Rebel Records artists disguised as a thematic release, and while certainly all of these tracks touch on the war, there's a certain revisionist feel about the project, as if everything were freshly done up in sepia. Still, there are some strong songs here, including the title tune written by Gary Ferguson and a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It should be pointed out that Last Day at Gettysburg is subtitled Songs About the American Civil War and not Songs From the America Civil War, since nearly everything here is done in contemporary bluegrass style, and bluegrass was still some 80 years away from its genesis when the War Between the States was fought. Last Day at Gettysburg is actually a sampler of Rebel Records artists disguised as a thematic release, and while certainly all of these tracks touch on the war, there's a certain revisionist feel about the project, as if everything were freshly done up in sepia. Still, there are some strong songs here, including the title tune written by Gary Ferguson and a bluegrass hit for Larry Sparks, the "Atlanta Is Burning" waltz by the Wildwood Valley Boys, and two striking songs, "General Lee" and "Heroes," by the late, great Jimmy Arnold, drawn from his lost early-'80s masterpiece, Southern Soul. In the end, mixing bluegrass with Civil War themes is a bit like sword fighting with lasers -- it looks cool, and it might even be fun, as long as you don't mistake it for a real sword fight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2000
  • Label: Rebel Records
  • UPC: 032511750129
  • Catalog Number: 117501
  • Sales rank: 101,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Legend of the Rebel Soldier - The Country Gentlemen (2:59)
  2. 2 He Walked All the Way Home (4:41)
  3. 3 Last Day at Gettysburg - Larry Sparks (3:02)
  4. 4 Dry Run Creek - The Seldom Scene (2:38)
  5. 5 Southern Son - Auldridge, Bennett & Gadreau (4:24)
  6. 6 General Lee (3:28)
  7. 7 Two Little Boys - The Country Gentlemen (2:55)
  8. 8 Atlanta Is Burning (3:15)
  9. 9 The Undelivered Message - Larry Sparks (2:51)
  10. 10 The Last Time (3:38)
  11. 11 Heroes (3:14)
  12. 12 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains - The Lost & Found (2:50)
  13. 13 Dixon Line (2:54)
  14. 14 Kennesaw Line (4:37)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
The Country Gentlemen Arranger
James House Composer
Gary Ferguson Composer
Jimmy Arnold Composer
Aubrey Holt Composer
Larry McPeak Composer
Traditional Composer
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