Southbound/Fearless

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A sequel to their 2007 two-fer of Less Than the Song/Live Machine, this 2008 release from Raven combines Hoyt Axton's second two albums for A&M -- 1975's Southbound and 1976's Fearless -- as a two-fer on a single disc with no bonus tracks. These two records found Axton's career as a performer on a bit of an upswing, as he capitalized on the success of "Bony Fingers" by delivering an album that was slicker and poppier in Southbound. Although it had a handful of softer, introspective moments reminiscent of his albums from a couple years back, the album was glossy and poppy, fueled by neo-novelty party songs like "Roll Your Own" and "The No No Song," which ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A sequel to their 2007 two-fer of Less Than the Song/Live Machine, this 2008 release from Raven combines Hoyt Axton's second two albums for A&M -- 1975's Southbound and 1976's Fearless -- as a two-fer on a single disc with no bonus tracks. These two records found Axton's career as a performer on a bit of an upswing, as he capitalized on the success of "Bony Fingers" by delivering an album that was slicker and poppier in Southbound. Although it had a handful of softer, introspective moments reminiscent of his albums from a couple years back, the album was glossy and poppy, fueled by neo-novelty party songs like "Roll Your Own" and "The No No Song," which sports a cameo by Cheech & Chong. It wasn't just that Southbound included quite a bit of light, funny tunes, but that the record glided by on shiny laid-back grooves, positioned halfway between Nashville professionalism and Southern California mellow. This wound up alienating fans of Axton's fragile My Griffin Is Gone or the funkier Joy to the World, but this slick good time is quintessentially '70s and quite appealing on that level. Fearless follows through on that slick sound but it cuts back on the novelties, so it achieves a nice balance between Axton's emerging pop crossover side and his old-fashioned songcraft, and that also makes it a nice balance to Southbound on this two-fer. This is a good disc but be forewarned: if you already own the 1998 two-disc compilation The A&M Years then you already have this material -- in the same running order, no less (after all, each of the two A&M Years discs merely features two albums paired up together) -- as the entire second disc of that set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657028421
  • Catalog Number: 284
  • Sales rank: 42,809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Love to Sing (1:55)
  2. 2 Southbound (2:34)
  3. 3 Lion in the Winter (3:23)
  4. 4 Blind Fiddler (2:29)
  5. 5 Pride of Man (3:17)
  6. 6 Greensleeves (3:52)
  7. 7 No No Song (2:34)
  8. 8 Nashville (3:42)
  9. 9 Speed Trap (Out of State Cars) (2:29)
  10. 10 Roll Your Own (2:13)
  11. 11 Whiskey (2:18)
  12. 12 In a Young Girl's Mind (3:30)
  13. 13 Sometimes It's Easy (2:02)
  14. 14 Idol of the Band (3:14)
  15. 15 Evangelina (3:33)
  16. 16 Flash of Fire (2:44)
  17. 17 Lay Lady Lay (3:06)
  18. 18 Jealous Man (1:20)
  19. 19 Paid in Advance (2:31)
  20. 20 An Old Greyhound (2:54)
  21. 21 A Stone and a Feather (2:56)
  22. 22 Gypsy Moth (3:15)
  23. 23 Beyond These Walls (3:36)
  24. 24 Pennywhistle Song (1:24)
  25. 25 The Devil (1:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hoyt Axton Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Penny Whistle
Doug Dillard Banjo
Gail Davies Tambourine
John Hartford Fiddle
Arlo Guthrie Vocals
Ozark Mountain Daredevils Background Vocals
Linda Ronstadt Vocals
Larry Carlton Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Victor Feldman Marimbas
Jerome Richardson Horn
Joe Sample Piano
Tom Scott Clarinet
James Burton Guitar, Electric Guitar
Randle Chowning Background Vocals
Nicolette Larson Background Vocals
Larry Lee Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
The Miracles Background Vocals
Renee Armand Background Vocals
Jeff Baxter Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Ben Benay Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Max Bennett Bass
Ed Black Steel Guitar
Buddy Brayfield Background Vocals
Ernie Carlson Trombone
George Clinton Piano
Gary Coleman Percussion
Mark Dawson Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Background Vocals
Hank DeVito Steel Guitar
John Dillon Background Vocals
Marc Edelstein Background Vocals
Emory Gordy Bass
John Guerin Drums
Marty Howard Acoustic Guitar
David Jackson Piano
Roger Johnson Autoharp
Paul Lewinson Celeste
Jay Migliori Horn
Ollie Mitchell Horn
Lee Montgomery Background Vocals
Warren "Pete" Moore Background Vocals
Larry Muhoberac Piano
Michael Omartian Piano
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Frank Reckard Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Dick Rosmini Acoustic Guitar
John Rotella Clarinet, Recorder
Jerry Scheff Bass, Tuba
Klaus Voormann Bass
Judy Elliot Background Vocals
Dick Hyde Trombone
Roger Jackson Electric Guitar
Jeffy Scheff Bass
Bob Worford Rhythm Guitar
Larry Michael Lee Background Vocals
Al Johnson Penny Whistle
Ronald White Background Vocals
William Griffin Background Vocals
Teda Bracci Background Vocals
Robert Rogers Background Vocals
Joe Lamano Bass
David P. Jackson Piano
George W. Clinton Piano
Mike Botts Drums, Background Vocals
Al Johnson Penny Whistle
Mountain Daredevils Background Vocals
Ronald White Background Vocals
Teda Bracci Background Vocals
Michael Omartin Piano
Marc Edelstein Background Vocals
Gustavo Ramos Trumpet
Francisco Arellano Trumpet
Cathy Smith Background Vocals
Bob Worford Guitar
Warren Moore Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mel McDaniel Composer
Arlo Guthrie Duet
Bob Dylan Composer
Linda Ronstadt Duet
Nicolette Larson Composer
Bob Lind Composer
Renee Armand Composer
Mark Dawson Composer
Henry Lewy Producer
Catherine Smith Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Traditional Composer
David P. Jackson Composer
Ian McFarlane Liner Notes, Annotation
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