Stars & Stripes Forever

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In many ways, the mixed collection of live and studio recordings on Stars & Stripes Forever accomplished for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock music what Sweetheart of the Rodeo failed to do for or with the Byrds, showing the rock band plunging deeply into country music. Two years in the making, it incorporated new studio cuts and live tracks recorded at five concerts over a two-year period, as well as interview material with guest fiddle player Vassar Clements. The mix works better than just about any genuine country as opposed to country-rock effort ever done by a rock band, mostly because the band was so careful in their recording and editing, and they gave ...
See more details below
CD
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $2.99   
  • New (5) from $2.99   
  • Used (1) from $3.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In many ways, the mixed collection of live and studio recordings on Stars & Stripes Forever accomplished for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock music what Sweetheart of the Rodeo failed to do for or with the Byrds, showing the rock band plunging deeply into country music. Two years in the making, it incorporated new studio cuts and live tracks recorded at five concerts over a two-year period, as well as interview material with guest fiddle player Vassar Clements. The mix works better than just about any genuine country as opposed to country-rock effort ever done by a rock band, mostly because the band was so careful in their recording and editing, and they gave themselves time to get this stuff just the way they wanted it. Beyond the excellent concert renditions of "Mr. Bojangles" or "The Battle of New Orleans" which became a single in the wake of this album, and covers of Hank Williams songs and numerous traditional tunes, listeners found they'd walked in on something very deep and profound, tapping into a special creative process. Whatever the reason, this album gave the public more than its money's worth and was a success, charting higher than any other record the group ever released. It still packs lots of power.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/1995
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724383382828
  • Catalog Number: 33828
  • Sales rank: 11,501

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Les Thompson Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
John McEuen Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Accordion, Steel Guitar, Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Group Member
Byron Berline Violin
James E. Bond Standup Bass
Vassar Clements Fiddle, Violin, Guest Appearance
Jimmie Fadden Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jeff Hanna Bass, Guitar, Drums, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Washboard, Slide Guitar, Track Performer, Monologue, Harmony, Group Member
Jimmy Ibbotson Bass, Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Harmony, Group Member
Doug Journigon Dobro
Russ Kunkel Drums
John London Bass
Maurice Manceau Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jerry Mills Mandolin, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Bond Bass
Dave Jernigan Dobro
Technical Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Greg Copeland Composer
Steve Noonan Composer
Red Allen Composer
Michael Denecke Remixing
Jeff Hanna Arranger
Dino Lappas Engineer
William McEuen Producer, Direction
Michel Rubini Contributor
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes
Dean Torrence Graphic Design
Steven Vincent Benét Composer
Leonard Martinez Producer, Equipment Manager
Marcelle Clements Arranger, Adaptation
Millie Clements Composer
Traditional Composer
Gary Mullen Engineer, Live Sound, Equipment Manager
William E. McEuen Producer
Gary Mullin Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

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
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A good time can be had by all

    This is not the essential album that their "will the circle be unbroken" albums are, but this one is a whole lot more fun to listen to. Just turn it up and get your country groove on.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews