Levee Town [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This is slide guitar wizard Sonny Landreth's most ambitious work, and true to form it comes with no glossy fanfare even the packaging is sepia tinted, just straight-ahead, well-crafted songs played with his usual intelligent, heartfelt playing. Like the photos that are easily passed over due to the quiet subtly of the sepia tones, the intricacy of his guitar work can easily be overshadowed by the flash that is inherent in the slide guitar. He takes the time here to do a number of acoustic songs and shows that there is more to him than a loud flash. Give a listen to "Love and Glory," in which he is helped out by Jennifer Warnes and Herb Pedersen doing background vocals, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This is slide guitar wizard Sonny Landreth's most ambitious work, and true to form it comes with no glossy fanfare even the packaging is sepia tinted, just straight-ahead, well-crafted songs played with his usual intelligent, heartfelt playing. Like the photos that are easily passed over due to the quiet subtly of the sepia tones, the intricacy of his guitar work can easily be overshadowed by the flash that is inherent in the slide guitar. He takes the time here to do a number of acoustic songs and shows that there is more to him than a loud flash. Give a listen to "Love and Glory," in which he is helped out by Jennifer Warnes and Herb Pedersen doing background vocals, Errol Verret on accordion, and some stunning fiddle work by Michael Doucet. He wrote all the songs except "Angeline," which he co-wrote with Will Jennings, and his sophistication as a storyteller is becoming more fully developed. This is a disc that shows his true maturity as a songwriter. He has a tight band working with him, and he employs his friends, who help him out to his best advantage. There is plenty of straight-ahead high voltage Zydeco here, and there is also the quieter more introspective song. A well realized and balanced piece of work that truly reflects Landreth's Zydeco/Louisiana roots. [Landfall issued a bonus track-laden, two-CD edition in 2009.]
Entertainment Weekly - Tony Scherman
A bona fide guitar hero, he¹s an increasingly good songwriter, too ­ songs like "Deep South" and the title track probe Dixie and its myths with curiosity and quiet wit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Landfall
  • UPC: 881626918524
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 75,611

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Levee Town (6:30)
  2. 2 This River (4:22)
  3. 3 The U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile (5:21)
  4. 4 Love and Glory (4:17)
  5. 5 Broken Hearted Road (4:44)
  6. 6 Spider-Gris (3:44)
  7. 7 Godchild (5:09)
  8. 8 Turning with the Century (4:32)
  9. 9 Z. Rider (4:06)
  10. 10 Soul Salvation (2:57)
  11. 11 Angeline (3:59)
  12. 12 Deep South (6:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pedal to Metal (4:09)
  2. 2 For Who We Are (The Night Bird Sings) (3:22)
  3. 3 Old Flame (4:04)
  4. 4 Road a Plenty (2:37)
  5. 5 Fare You Well (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Landreth Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Chart
Michael Doucet Fiddle, Guest Appearance
John Hiatt Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bonnie Raitt Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jennifer Warnes Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mike Post Keyboards, Chart
Sam Broussard Acoustic Guitar
Stephen Bruton Guitar (Leslie), Guest Appearance
Steve Conn Keyboards
Tony Daigle Percussion
R.S. Field Percussion
Marce Lacouture Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Michael Organ Drums
Herb Pedersen Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
David Ranson Bass
Errol Verret Accordion, Guest Appearance
Joseph "Zydeco Joe" Mouton Guest Appearance
Jo Smith Tenor Saxophone, Chart, Guest Appearance
Danny Kimball Rubboard, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Mike Post Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Sonny Landreth Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Joey Brasler Equipment Technician
Cary Butler Engineer
Tony Daigle Producer, Engineer
Jim DeMain Mastering
R.S. Field Producer
Will Jennings Composer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Larry DiMarzio Equipment Technician
Steve Blucher Equipment Technician
Jim Dunlop Equipment Technician
Mark Frederick Equipment Technician
Ciaran Cahill Engineer
Paul Wight Engineer
Jo Smith Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Dwight Wiles Management
Billy Gosser Guitar Techician, Drum Technician
Mark Sampson Equipment Technician
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