Long Way Home from Anywhere

Long Way Home from Anywhere

by Bruce Robison
     
 

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Bruce Robison is a competent singer and performer, but a very good songwriter, which tends to make his albums sound like publishing demos. This is certainly true of his third record, on which he wrote or co-wrote seven of the ten songs. Robison knows the universe of the country song-bars, trucks, love gone wrong-but his eye for detail and the subtlety of his plotting

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Bruce Robison is a competent singer and performer, but a very good songwriter, which tends to make his albums sound like publishing demos. This is certainly true of his third record, on which he wrote or co-wrote seven of the ten songs. Robison knows the universe of the country song-bars, trucks, love gone wrong-but his eye for detail and the subtlety of his plotting put his compositions a cut above the rest. In "Drivin' All Night Long," an apologetic lover contemplates a head-on collision but restrains himself in consideration of the other driver's own loved one. "Just Married" begins full of love and contentment and ends that way, too, but in between, life gets hard-"I feel the chill of the early fall / I see the picture on the wall"-until the singer reveals that his bride can't stand him anymore. A great singer could make more of these songs than the songwriter himself does, however, and so could a great producer (he produced the record, too). Long Way Home From Anywhere may not make a star out of Bruce Robison, but they should be listening to it on Music Row.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646917329
catalogNumber:
69173

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Robison   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Kelly Willis   Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Rich Brotherton   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Gene Elders   Fiddle
David Grissom   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Lawler   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ
Larry Marrs   Bass,Bass Guitar
Charlie Robison   Background Vocals
Glover Gill   Piano
Brad Fordham   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Searles   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Amy Farris Tiven   Fiddle,Violin,Background Vocals
Ames Asbell   Viola
Conrad Choucroun   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Lara Hicks   Violin
Sara Nelson   Cello
Amy Farris   Fiddle,Violin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Blake Chancey   Executive Producer
Bruce Robison   Producer
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Joe Hayden   Engineer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Tony Castle   Engineer
Jenny Grisham   grooming
Amy Farris   String Arrangements

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