Renegade Picker/No Place to Fall

Renegade Picker/No Place to Fall

by Steve Young
     
 

While Steve Young may be best known as "the guy who wrote that Eagles hit ("Seven Bridges Road")," he also held his own with Waylon, Willie, and the boys during the 1970s. Renegade Picker and No Place to Fall are superior mid-'70s outlaw albums, filled with splendid songs (many of them Young's), inspired…  See more details below

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While Steve Young may be best known as "the guy who wrote that Eagles hit ("Seven Bridges Road")," he also held his own with Waylon, Willie, and the boys during the 1970s. Renegade Picker and No Place to Fall are superior mid-'70s outlaw albums, filled with splendid songs (many of them Young's), inspired performances, and, very importantly, have a real honky tonk sound. Young is a fine singer, and his resounding vocals really bite into a lyric like Willie Nelson's "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" and Merle Haggard's "I Can't Be Myself." He also has a knack for reimagining familiar material, even material, on first glance, that may seem far afield from country. He transforms John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" into slow blues, Mentor Williams' "Drift Away" into pure country-soul, and Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" into a deeply moving melodrama. Several of Young's best-known songs make an appearance across these two discs, including "Montgomery in the Rain," "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean," and "Seven Bridges Road." As mentioned above, both albums have a superior sound and streamlined (read: non-Nashville) arrangements, allowing the guitars -- acoustic, electric, and, most importantly, steel -- to ring out cleanly in the mix. (Renegade Picker and No Place to Fall, in fact, are much closer to pure country than David Allan Coe's early Columbia albums from the same period.) It is somewhat of a cliché among Young fans to call him underrated and unsung, a lost outlaw. The availability of Renegade Picker/No Place to Fall, however, guarantees that anyone who purchases the set will soon discover just how good Young is.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2005
Label:
Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0743218747328
catalogNumber:
187473
Rank:
49518

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Renegade Picker
  2. I Can't Be Myself
  3. Old Memories (Mean Nothing to Me)
  4. It's Not Supposed To Be That Way
  5. Tobacco Road
  6. Light of My Life
  7. Lonesome, On'ry & Mean
  8. All Her Lovers Want to Be the Hero
  9. Broken Hearted People (Take Me to a Barroom)
  10. Sweet Thing
  11. Home Sweet Home (Revisited)
  12. No Place to Fall
  13. Dreamer
  14. Alway's Loving You
  15. Drift Away
  16. 7 Bridges Road
  17. I Closed My Heart's Door
  18. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  19. I Can't Sleep
  20. I've Got the Same Old Blues

Disc 2

  1. No Place To Fall
  2. Montgomery In the Rain
  3. Dreamer
  4. Always Loving You
  5. Drift Away
  6. 7 Bridges Ahead
  7. I Closed My Heart's Door
  8. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  9. I Can't Sleep
  10. I've Got the Same Old Blues

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