Leon Russell

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction -- none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction -- none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically but lyrically. Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called "I Put a Spell on You" and "Give Peace a Chance." And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/1995
  • Label: The Right Stuff
  • UPC: 724383402823
  • Catalog Number: 34028
  • Sales rank: 37,257

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leon Russell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Cocker Vocals
Delaney & Bonnie Track Performer
George Harrison Guitar
Mick Jagger Vocals
Ringo Starr Drums
Steve Winwood Keyboards
Charlie Watts Drums
Bonnie Bramlett Vocals
Delaney Bramlett Guitar
Bill Wyman Bass
Jim Gordon Drums
Eric Clapton Guitar
Merry Clayton Vocals
Buddy Harmon Drums
Jim Horn Saxophone
Alan Spenner Bass
Chris Stainton Keyboards
Klaus Voormann Bass
B.J. Wilson Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
George Harrison Contributor
Leon Russell Composer, Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Charlie Watts Contributor
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Marc Benno Engineer
Clydie King Contributor
Eric Clapton Contributor
Denny Cordell Producer
Greg Dempsey Composer, Contributor
Todd Everett Liner Notes
Glyn Johns Engineer
Chris Stainton Composer
Klaus Voormann Contributor
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Bobby Whiplash Contributor
Tom Cartwright Reissue Producer
David Swartz Producer, Executive Producer
Ken Kahn Reissue Production Assistance
Mark Waldrep Producer
Steve Hoffman Remastering
Michael Stern Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great songs

    This album is full of classic songs. Leon was a Huge star in the Seventies but almost forgotten in the Eighties. His Great albums deserve to be heard again.

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