The Road We're On

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Following a few years after Levee Town, an album tightly focused on a specific place and time, Landreth dedicates The Road We're On to the more intangible magic of the blues. The music this time scans a vast panorama, from the Texas shuffle of "All About You" and zydeco pulse of "Gone Pecan" through the tub-thump beat of some Bayou dive on "Juke Box Mamma." Aside from a couple of cuts on which he plays standard guitar, Landreth fills this album with wizardly slide work: A shimmering lick at the end of "A World Away" provides the most gorgeous sonic moment, though his extended jam on the environmental call to arms "Natural World" sustains a high level of intensity ...
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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Following a few years after Levee Town, an album tightly focused on a specific place and time, Landreth dedicates The Road We're On to the more intangible magic of the blues. The music this time scans a vast panorama, from the Texas shuffle of "All About You" and zydeco pulse of "Gone Pecan" through the tub-thump beat of some Bayou dive on "Juke Box Mamma." Aside from a couple of cuts on which he plays standard guitar, Landreth fills this album with wizardly slide work: A shimmering lick at the end of "A World Away" provides the most gorgeous sonic moment, though his extended jam on the environmental call to arms "Natural World" sustains a high level of intensity through several choruses. On most of these tracks Landreth performs in a raw trio setting, almost all the time recording live; on "Hell at Home" he even keeps the scratch vocal, rather than overdub a fresh version, because the four-beat groove, reminiscent of "Walking Blues" on Paul Butterfield's East-West, is so in-the-pocket. With more focus on the playing and less on studio polish than he's shown in years, Landreth affirms his mastery in all the feels of The Road We're On and, more importantly, reminds listeners that bottomless power still lives in the body of the blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2003
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891396422
  • Catalog Number: 3964

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 True Blue (4:26)
  2. 2 Hell at Home (3:41)
  3. 3 All About You (3:45)
  4. 4 A World Away (4:44)
  5. 5 Gone Pecan (3:18)
  6. 6 Natural World (4:59)
  7. 7 The Promise Land (3:22)
  8. 8 Fallin' for You (4:31)
  9. 9 Ol' Lady Luck (4:33)
  10. 10 Gemini Blues (3:31)
  11. 11 The Road We're On (3:03)
  12. 12 Juke Box Mama (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Landreth Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Burch Drums
Steve Conn Keyboards
Tony Daigle Percussion
R.S. Field Percussion
David Ranson Bass
Brian Brignac Drums
Joseph "Zydeco Joe" Mouton Rubboard
Danny Kimball Rubboard
Marc Broussard Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Doug Brown Executive Producer
Sonny Landreth Producer
Tony Daigle Producer, Engineer
Jim DeMain Mastering
R.S. Field Producer
Bob Cooney Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Five stars and I'm only on track 8!

    I don't have to say anything but this title rocks, best guitar blues I've heard in years! Buy Sonny Landreth's "The road we're on" and enjoy.

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