Rodney Crowell Collection

The Rodney Crowell Collection

by Rodney Crowell
     
 

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Rodney Crowell was one of the premier songwriters of the 1980s. Although his albums were not commercially successful, the high quality of Crowell's songs did not escape the attention of the music community. This compilation collects the best moments from his early albums, and most of these songs will sound instantly familiar to people who listened to country radio in

Overview

Rodney Crowell was one of the premier songwriters of the 1980s. Although his albums were not commercially successful, the high quality of Crowell's songs did not escape the attention of the music community. This compilation collects the best moments from his early albums, and most of these songs will sound instantly familiar to people who listened to country radio in the 1980s. Many of the songs featured on this album were made into hits, including "Queen of Hearts" (Juice Newton), "Stars on the Water" (Jimmy Buffett), "I Ain't Living Long Like This" (Waylon Jennings), and "Shame on the Moon" (Bob Seger). As is often the case when songwriters sing their own material, the songs carry more emotional weight under the care of the original author. Although Rodney Crowell does not have a powerful or distinctive voice, he has a genuine warmth in his delivery and a lyrical directness that gives his songs universal appeal. The finest tracks are the relationship songs, whether it's rising above the pain of heartbreak ("Ashes By Now") or finding romance in the simple pleasures of everyday life ("An American Dream"). Given the uneven nature of his solo albums, this album is a terrific introduction to a respected songwriter.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227986353
catalogNumber:
25965
Rank:
85644

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Crowell   Primary Artist,Guitar
Rosanne Cash   Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Background Vocals
Albert Lee   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Amos Garrett   Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Nicolette Larson   Background Vocals
Larry Willoughby   Background Vocals
Richard Green   Fiddle
Richard Rodney Bennett   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Richard Bennett   Guitar
Byron Berline   Fiddle
Tony Brown   Keyboards
Donivan Cowart   Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Keyboards
Hank DeVito   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Shane Keister   Keyboards
Vince Gill   Guitar,Background Vocals
Emory Gordy   Bass
David Hungate   Bass
Booker T. Jones   Keyboards
Jerry Jumonville   Saxophone
Phil Kenzie   Saxophone
Paul Leim   Drums
Frank Reckard   Guitar
Billy Joe Walker   Guitar
John Ware   Drums
Dr. John   Keyboards
Larrie Londin   Drums
Larrie Londin   Drums
Billy Joe Walker   Guitar
Richard Green   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Producer,Selection Compilation
Craig Leon   Producer
Brian Ahern   Producer
Emory Gordy   String Arrangements
David Malloy   Producer
Chet Flippo   Liner Notes
Paige Levy   Selection Compilation
Charlie Springer   Selection Compilation

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