One Endless Nightby Jimmie Dale Gilmore
His new album the first, in four years, is another stirring personal statement from Jimmie Dale Gilmore, but this time, the enigmatic Texan makes others' words his own and invests each lyric with a soul-shaking immediacy. John Hiatt, Townes Van Zandt, Butch Hancock, and even Kurt Weill are some of the first-rate songwriters in whom Gilmore finds his muse on ONE ENDLESS NIGHT. Gilmore's spectral croon also enlivens two songs he cowrote, the haunting title track and "Blue Shadows," an atmospheric Orbison-esque lover's lament written with the formidable Hal Ketchum. Regardless of the material's origin, Gilmore's sixth solo album is a further journey into the unsettled worldview he has been explicating since first we heard him on the Flatlanders' 1972 masterpiece, MORE A LEGEND THAN A BAND. Here the songs speak of spiritual dislocation, an ongoing quest for love and faith, and an understanding of nature's impact on the human condition. Come with an open heart -- there's nothing quite like a ride with Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
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Performance CreditsJimmie Dale Gilmore Primary Artist
Emmylou Harris Vocals
Jim Lauderdale Vocals
Richard Shindell Vocals
Victoria Williams Vocals
Phil Madeira Hammond Organ
Julie Miller Vocals
Dar Williams Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky Vocals
Don Heffington Snare Drums
Steve Hindalong Percussion
Jim Hoke Autoharp
Byron House Bass
Buddy Miller Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Mando-Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Tammy Rogers Fiddle
Darrell Scott Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Dobro,Mandolin,Steel Guitar
Rob Gjersoe Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar
Technical CreditsJimmie Dale Gilmore Producer
Buddy Miller Producer,Engineer
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This is an awesome cd. Free of the commercial trappings that ruin most music. It is a man a guitar and his words. Don't miss this one.
Along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore was one of the trio of Texas outlaw country stars who began as the Elatlanders over 35 years ago. He is less mainstream than Ely but less quirky than Hancock.This album finds him working with the great guitarist-producer Buddy Miller and enlisting many othr notable musicians. He sings his own songs and a couple by Hancock and covers songs from artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, Townes Van Zandt, and Bobby Darin. His voice and the backing band give the whole album a dusty Southwest ambience. A few years ago I saw Gilmore in concert under the stars at Upper Merion, PA. He came over the same way he does on the CD, friendly and without pretense.
Possibly his best album. The title track is great, but my favorite is ''Your Love is My Rest''. Beautiful, haunting melody, with memorable lyrics. I'm going from memory, but one of my favorite lines goes something like ''I stare at the land of Custer's Last Stand and I grin, So this is where old Yellow Hair's ghost dance begins''. Probably my favorite album of that year (1999?) in any genre. And his live concerts are awesome!