Small Worlds: The Crowell Collection 1978-1995

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
Small Worlds: The Crowell Collection 1978-1995 epitomizes why Rodney Crowell is a perfect example of the "new" country, a combination of styles creating slick pop music that would have had a tougher time in the '60s garnering the country & western play many of these songs achieved. There are lots of names lending their talents on these 21 tracks: Vince Gill, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris, Nicolette Larson, Booker T. Jones, Hal Blaine, and Russ Kunkel, among many others. "Let the Picture Paint Itself" borrows more from Elton John/Bernie Taupin's "Country Comforts" than it does from Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A.," though you can hear nicks of both melodies in this ...
See more details below
CD
$21.65
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$22.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $16.32   
  • New (3) from $16.32   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joe Viglione
Small Worlds: The Crowell Collection 1978-1995 epitomizes why Rodney Crowell is a perfect example of the "new" country, a combination of styles creating slick pop music that would have had a tougher time in the '60s garnering the country & western play many of these songs achieved. There are lots of names lending their talents on these 21 tracks: Vince Gill, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris, Nicolette Larson, Booker T. Jones, Hal Blaine, and Russ Kunkel, among many others. "Let the Picture Paint Itself" borrows more from Elton John/Bernie Taupin's "Country Comforts" than it does from Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A.," though you can hear nicks of both melodies in this song, which is very different from both those tunes, and Roy Orbison lives again on Crowell's duet with former wife Rosanne Cash on the title track, "It's Such a Small World," as well as on "I Couldn't Leave You if I Tried" and "If Looks Could Kill." "If Looks Could Kill" is certainly not the song by Heart, but when Crowell references the Beatles and quotes their lyrics in "Lovin' All Night," one has to consider if the inspiration is coming from the land of Hank Williams or the realm where the sisters Wilson ruled. These influences seem to be co-writing with Rodney Crowell when he reads a brilliant lyric like, "What kind of love hears you when you pray?" in "What Kind of Love," composed by Crowell with Will Jennings and Roy Orbison, additional voices courtesy of Linda Ronstadt and Don Henley. Emulating Orbison by having his voice go into that texture is a tribute to his hero indeed, and very present on this "first multi-label career overview." Tracks were culled from releases on Warner Bros., Columbia, and MCA, making for another excellent collection from Australia's Raven Records with 21 tracks, over 77 minutes of music, all on one disc. And like 7-N/BMG's meticulous re-releases, Raven's come spilling over with definite and comprehensive liner notes, 16 pages here, making this repackaged music all the more vital for longtime fans as well as a great primer for the uninitiated.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 661265715223
  • Catalog Number: 152
  • Sales rank: 5,905

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rodney Crowell Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion
Rosanne Cash Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris Background Vocals
Patty Loveless Background Vocals
Ashley Cleveland Background Vocals
Albert Lee Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Amos Garrett Guitar
James Burton Guitar
Richard Greene Fiddle
Nicolette Larson Background Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Lari White Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion
Hal Blaine Drums
Eddie Bayers Drums
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Richard Bennett Guitar
Byron Berline Fiddle
Tony Brown Keyboards
Bobby Clark Slide Guitar
Donivan Cowart Background Vocals
Mickey Curry Drums
Glen D. Hardin Keyboards
Hank DeVito Guitar, Steel Guitar
Shane Keister Keyboards
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Béla Fleck Banjo
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Guitar, Background Vocals
Bob Glaub Bass
Emory Gordy Bass
Jim Horn Saxophone
David Hungate Bass
Booker T. Jones Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jerry Jumonville Saxophone
Mary Ann Kennedy Background Vocals
Larry Klein Bass, Keyboards
Russ Kunkel Drums
Paul Leim Drums
John Leventhal Guitar, Percussion
Mark Luna Background Vocals
Brent Mason Guitar
Vince Melamed Synthesizer
Steve Nathan Harmonium
Mark O'Connor Fiddle
Herb Pedersen Background Vocals
Frank Reckard Guitar
Michael Rhodes Bass
Kim Richey Background Vocals
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Pamela Rose Background Vocals
Vince Santoro Background Vocals
Preston Smith Background Vocals
Steuart Smith Guitar
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
John Ware Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Mac Rebennack Keyboards
Jim Hanson Bass
Larrie Londin Drums
Billy Joe Walker Guitar
Pete Wosner Background Vocals
Dan Huff Guitar
Technical Credits
Rodney Crowell Producer
Joe Jackson Composer
Brian Ahern Producer
Tony Brown Producer
Booker T. Jones Producer
Larry Klein Producer
John Leventhal Producer
Keith Glass Liner Notes
Warren Barnett Mastering
Peter Shillito Concept
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews