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While Lyle Lovett's self-titled debut album made it clear he was one the most gifted and idiosyncratic talents to emerge in country music in the 1980s, his follow-up, 1987's Pontiac, took the strengths of his first disc and refined them, and the result was a set whose sound and feel more accurately reflected Lovett's musical personality. While much of Pontiac favors the country side of Lovett's musical personality, the bouncy swing of "Give Back My Heart" and the weepy stroll of "Walk Through the Bottomland" have a lighter touch that suits them noticeably better than the stiffer production and arrangements of the first album, while the breezy snap of "L.A. County" serves as...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
While Lyle Lovett's self-titled debut album made it clear he was one the most gifted and idiosyncratic talents to emerge in country music in the 1980s, his follow-up, 1987's Pontiac, took the strengths of his first disc and refined them, and the result was a set whose sound and feel more accurately reflected Lovett's musical personality. While much of Pontiac favors the country side of Lovett's musical personality, the bouncy swing of "Give Back My Heart" and the weepy stroll of "Walk Through the Bottomland" have a lighter touch that suits them noticeably better than the stiffer production and arrangements of the first album, while the breezy snap of "L.A. County" serves as a perfect contrast to the tune's violent dénouement. The second half of the album gives Lovett a chance to indulge his fondness for jazz and blues flavors on the cynical "She's No Lady," "M-O-N-E-Y," and "She's Hot to Go," and if Lovett would follow this path with great musical success on his next few albums, he was already traveling in the right direction and the songs and the arrangements are aces. And it's all but impossible to imagine anyone being given a big push by a major label in Nashville who could get away with the fanciful whimsy of "If I Had a Boat" and the stark and unsettling character sketch of "Pontiac" on the same album. If Lyle Lovett left any doubts at all about this man's gifts as a performer and songwriter, Pontiac proved that he had even more tricks up his sleeve than he'd let on first time out, and it's the first of several masterpieces in Lovett's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 076744202826
  • Catalog Number: 42028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If I Had A Boat (3:06)
  2. 2 Give Back My Heart (3:00)
  3. 3 I Loved You Yesterday (2:56)
  4. 4 Walk Through The Bottomland (4:11)
  5. 5 L.A. County (3:17)
  6. 6 She's No Lady (3:13)
  7. 7 M-O-N-E-Y (3:15)
  8. 8 Black And Blue (3:58)
  9. 9 Simple Song (3:17)
  10. 10 Pontiac (2:24)
  11. 11 She's Hot To Go (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lyle Lovett Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Vocals, Background Vocals
Edgar Meyer Bass, Double Bass
Matt Rollings Synthesizer, Piano, DX-7
Billy Williams Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Hagen Cello
Ray Herndon Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Marsh Saxophone
Matt McKenzie Bass
Francine Reed Vocals, Background Vocals
J. David Sloan Vocals, Background Vocals
Harry Stinson Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lyle Lovett Producer
Tony Brown Producer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Willie Pevear Engineer
Steve Tillisch Engineer
Ron Treat Engineer
Simon Levy Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    In true Lovett style!

    This album has a wonderful collection of Mr. Lovett's story telling style! You will become a fan! This is the first album of his that I purchased - just the start of many!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of my favorites!

    This was the first Lovett CD I ever heard..a restaurant was playing it. I fell in love with it and made the owner tell me who was singing. This remains one of my favs even though I now own all Lyle's music!

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