No Big Surprise: Anthology

No Big Surprise: Anthology

by Steve Goodman
     
 

This posthumous compilation, released on Goodman's own Red Pajamas label, spans two discs: the first highlighting his best studio cuts, with the second disc exclusively devoted to live tracks. About half of the songs are previously unreleased material or unreleased live recordings. This is probably overkill for the casual fan who just wants the "hits." Diehard Goodman… See more details below

Overview

This posthumous compilation, released on Goodman's own Red Pajamas label, spans two discs: the first highlighting his best studio cuts, with the second disc exclusively devoted to live tracks. About half of the songs are previously unreleased material or unreleased live recordings. This is probably overkill for the casual fan who just wants the "hits." Diehard Goodman aficionados, however, are in luck. The live disc especially brings out the artist's witty, versatile songwriting personality, showing how he could work a crowd by not taking the material (or himself) too seriously. Copious liner notes from close friends and family pay tribute to Goodman the man, songwriter, and performer. An essential buy for completists (due to the unreleased material), the compilation takes material from Goodman's Buddah and Asylum albums, making it perhaps the best survey of his career to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1994
Label:
Red Pajamas
UPC:
0092941100826
catalogNumber:
411008
Rank:
41700

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Between the Lines
  2. Take Me out to the Ball Game
  3. Go Cubs Go
  4. City of New Orleans
  5. Would You Like to Learn to Dance?
  6. Souvenirs
  7. Red Ball Jets
  8. The One That Got Away
  9. Talk Backwards
  10. If She Were You
  11. Danger
  12. You Better Get It While You Can (The Ballad of Carl Martin)
  13. Yellow Coat
  14. Banana Republics
  15. California Promises
  16. Bobby Don't Stop
  17. My Old Man
  18. This Hotel Room
  19. Where's the Party
  20. I Just Keep Falling in Love
  21. Watchin' Joey Glow
  22. The Dutchman
  23. In Real Life

Disc 2

  1. Chicken Cordon Blues
  2. I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm Goin' Nowhere in a Hurry Blues [#
  3. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  4. Turnpike Tom
  5. Elvis Imitators
  6. Lincoln Park Pirates
  7. Wonderful World of Sex
  8. Vegematic
  9. A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
  10. Men Who Love Women Who Love Men
  11. The Auctioneer
  12. The Broken String Song
  13. Just Lucky I Guess
  14. I'll Fly Away
  15. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
  16. Born to Be Wild/Teen Angel/Tell... [Medley]
  17. You Never Even Call Me by My Name
  18. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  19. As Time Goes By

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Goodman   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Mandola
Jethro Burns   Mandolin,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Background Vocals
Kris Kristofferson   Background Vocals
John Prine   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ken Bloom   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Mark Colby   Saxophone
Lew London   Dobro
Bill LaBounty   Background Vocals
Ben Keith   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Sanford Allen   Strings
Alfred Brown   Strings
Peter Bunetta   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping,Tape,Finger Snapping
Steve Burgh   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rick Chudacoff   Bass,fender rhodes,Finger Snapping
Selwart Clarke   Strings
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Kenny Kosek   Fiddle
Linda Dillard   Background Vocals
Bill Elliott   Piano,fender rhodes
Alan Estes   Percussion
Chuck Fiore   Bass
Steve Fishell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jeff Gutcheon   Piano,fender rhodes
Bonnie Herman   Background Vocals
Vicki Hubley   Background Vocals
Jack the Bear   Cornet
Harold Kohon   Strings
Arno Lucas   Percussion,Background Vocals,Finger Snapping
Guy Lumia   Strings
Amy Madigan   Organ,Background Vocals
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar
Hugh McDonald   Bass
Kermit Moore   Strings
Steve Mosley   Drums
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Sheldon Plotkin   Drums
Joe Pusateri   Percussion,Drums
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Tom Radtke   Timbales
Brian Ray   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Rodby   Bass
Jim Rothermel   Horn,Recorder,Saxophone,ARP
Bill Ruppert   Electric Guitar
Sid Sims   Bass
Matthew Weiner   Background Vocals
Kevin Wells   Drums
Red Young   Piano
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Bob Rans   Piano,Strings,Synclavier
Vicki Hubly   Background Vocals
Billy Rupppert   Electric Guitar
Robert Bowker   Background Vocals
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Marty Stuart   Liner Notes
Emmylou Harris   Liner Notes
Kris Kristofferson   Producer,Liner Notes
Steve Goodman   Producer
Arlo Guthrie   Liner Notes
Loudon Wainwright   Liner Notes
Bette Midler   Liner Notes
Jimmy Buffett   Liner Notes
John Prine   Liner Notes
Ken Bloom   Contributor
Mike Smith   Composer
Bob Bowker   Contributor
Bunetta   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Peter Bunetta   Producer,Tape Box
Steve Burgh   Producer
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Dan Einstein   Producer,Executive Producer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Jim Tullio   Producer
Studs Terkel   Liner Notes
Nancy Goodman Tenney   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Robert Bowker   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Irving Nahan   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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