Step Inside This House

Step Inside This House

by Lyle Lovett
     
 
Step Inside This House, in a way, is a perfect follow-up to The Road to Ensenada, his straightest country album since his debut, taking Lyle Lovett back to the very beginning, as he covers his favorite songwriters. He consciously avoids such obvious influences as Randy Newman and Jesse

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Step Inside This House, in a way, is a perfect follow-up to The Road to Ensenada, his straightest country album since his debut, taking Lyle Lovett back to the very beginning, as he covers his favorite songwriters. He consciously avoids such obvious influences as Randy Newman and Jesse Winchester, choosing to concentrate almost solely on Texan singer/songwriters, resulting in a minor revelation. Lovett's place in Texas' progressive country tradition has always been evident, and his good taste has never been in question, but this not only confirms his strength as a performer, but also illustrates the origins of his clear, wry narratives. He not only sheds light on songwriters known better for their reputation than their actual recordings (Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Walter Hyatt, Michael Martin Murphey, Robert Earl Keen), yet he carries a torch for obscure names like Eric Taylor, Vince Bell and Craig Calvert, David Rodriquez, and Steve Fromholz, who has no less than four songs on the album. For all the different writers, what's striking about Step Inside This House is how all the songs seem to spring from the same worldview. Few covers albums are as unified and Lovett's achievement is particularly noteworthy since none of the songs are standards.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811183127
catalogNumber:
11831

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Performance Credits

Lyle Lovett   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Weissenborn
Alison Krauss   Vocal Harmony
David Ball   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Matt Rollings   Piano
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Luis Conte   Percussion
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
John Hagen   Cello
Deschamps Hood   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass

Technical Credits

Lyle Lovett   Producer
Billy Williams   Producer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith   Composer
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Jonas Livingston   Art Direction
Guy Clarke   Songwriter

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