Live From Austin TX

Live From Austin TX

by Steve Earle
     
 

Steve Earle wasn't yet one of the most respected, intelligent, and controversial voices in Nashville when he stepped on-stage for a taping of the long-running public television series Austin City Limits in the fall of 1986 -- back then, he was a promising newcomer who was touring behind his well-received debut album, Guitar Town<See more details below

Overview

Steve Earle wasn't yet one of the most respected, intelligent, and controversial voices in Nashville when he stepped on-stage for a taping of the long-running public television series Austin City Limits in the fall of 1986 -- back then, he was a promising newcomer who was touring behind his well-received debut album, Guitar Town, and was recording the follow-up in fits and starts when he had downtime from the road. Live from Austin TX, part of a series of CD and DVD releases from the rich Austin City Limits archive, captures Earle when his confidence and stage smarts were not quite what they would be later on, and though there are more than a few great songs in this set, many of the tunes that would become cornerstones of his later live show (especially the mature work from his post-"vacation in the ghetto" period) haven't been written yet, and frankly this edition of the Dukes wasn't the strongest he would ever have. But Earle's energy and enthusiasm is well in evidence on this set, his voice is in solid shape, and the performance builds up a solid head of steam as it chugs through a solid 17-song set. Live from Austin TX is hardly the definitive Steve Earle live album, but it's a fine snapshot of a major artist as he was first getting accustomed to the spotlight, and the talent, swagger, and conscience that would mark his best known work are all in evidence here, even if they haven't yet reached sharp focus.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
New West Records
UPC:
0607396606429
catalogNumber:
6064
Rank:
104047

Tracks

  1. Sweet Little '66  - Steve Earle
  2. Goodbye's All We Got Left  - Steve Earle
  3. Guitar Town  - Steve Earle
  4. Hillbilly Highway  - Steve Earle
  5. Good Ol Boy (Gettin' Tough)  - Steve Earle
  6. My Old Friend the Blues
  7. Think It Over  - Steve Earle
  8. Little Rock 'N' Roller  - Steve Earle
  9. State Trooper  - Steve Earle
  10. Nowhere Road  - Steve Earle
  11. The Week of Living Dangerously  - Steve Earle
  12. Angry Young Man  - Steve Earle
  13. Fearless Heart  - Steve Earle
  14. I Love You Too Much  - Steve Earle
  15. San Antonio Girl  - Steve Earle
  16. The Devil's Right Hand  - Steve Earle
  17. Down the Road  - Steve Earle

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Earle   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ken Moore   Keyboards
Bucky Baxter   Electric Guitar
Ron Kling   Bass,Keyboards
Harry Stinson   Drums
Mike McAdam   Guitar
Mike McAdam   Guitar
Ron Kling   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Steve Earle   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Richard Bennett   Composer
Tony Brown   Composer
David Hough   Engineer
Reno Kling   Composer
Jerry Tubb   Mastering,Audio Master
Jimbeau Hinson   Composer
Bill Arhos   Executive Producer
Terry Lickona   Liner Notes
Gary Briggs   Producer
Cameron Strang   Producer,Executive Producer
Gary Menotti   Director
Jay Woods   Audio Production

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