Time Warp: The Very Best of Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Time Warp: The Very Best of Ozark Mountain Daredevils

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by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
     
 

Although it omits three songs from the far less comprehensive (and deleted) 1983 12-track Best Of, and doesn't include any live or post-A&M music, this 2000 release stands as the final word on the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' career. Cherry-picking 21 tunes from their five studio album stint circa 1974-1978 -- with the lion's share coming from their first three…  See more details below

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Although it omits three songs from the far less comprehensive (and deleted) 1983 12-track Best Of, and doesn't include any live or post-A&M music, this 2000 release stands as the final word on the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' career. Cherry-picking 21 tunes from their five studio album stint circa 1974-1978 -- with the lion's share coming from their first three albums and only three selections from the final two -- this is pretty much all you'll need from the under-recognized band that worked in the '70s country-rock shadows of Poco and Firefall, but weren't as dependable or pop savvy as either. In fact, their biggest hit, the Hall & Oates, blue-eyed soul-styled "Jackie Blue," was so atypical of the band's characteristically down-home approach that it ultimately may have been more damaging to their career than if they had clicked with a song more representative of their crisp, rural country pop
ock. As enjoyable and pleasantly organic as they were, the group lacked a distinctive vocalist, direction, and most importantly great songs. This collection focuses on their less commercially rocking, more rootsy side, and as such it's a consistently listenable, predominantly chronological compilation that is all any but the most die-hard fan will ever need. An extensive essay (including quotes from bandmembers) and rare photos in the disc's 16-page booklet sweeten the pot and make this as definitive an overview from a talented also-ran outfit as necessary. Like its closing title track, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils lived in a stylistic time warp, comfortable within its own limitations and unwilling -- but not unable -- to break free of them.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2000
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0606949081928
catalogNumber:
490819
Rank:
1029

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ozark Mountain Daredevils   Primary Artist
Nancy Blake   Cello
Randle Chowning   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Harp,Vocals,national steel guitar
Bobbye Hall   Percussion,Conga
Buddy Brayfield   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Steve Canady   Drums
Steve Cash   Percussion,Harp,Vocals
Nick DeCaro   Accordion
John Dillon   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Percussion,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mouth Bow
Jerry Mills   Mandolin
Farrell Morris   Orchestra Bells
Weldon Myrick   Pedal Steel Guitar
Geoff Richardson   Viola
Rune Walle   Banjo,Guitar,Sitar,Vocals
Larry Michael Lee   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Saw
Bill Jones   Synthesizer,Flute,Horn

Technical Credits

David Anderle   Producer
Steve Cash   Composer
Glyn Johns   Producer
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Michael Granda   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Jim Phillips   Mastering
Lois Mann   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
John Dillion   Composer
Bill DeYoung   Liner Notes
Glover   Composer

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Time Warp: The Very Best of Ozark Mountain Daredevils 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This compilation is the fulfillment of every died in the wool Ozarks' fans collection. All of the tracks are superb, as is the production. A must! Covers all their moods, eras, and situations. A band that truly stuck with their "roots". Every generation will enjoy this timeless music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw the Daredevils at age 14, when I won tickets. I was hooked when I heard "Chicken Train." I have every album, several times over, in case I damaged one! No music compares to these boys, not in writing, not in singing, not in soul. It's all good.