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Too Long in the Wasteland

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All Music Guide - Charlotte Dillon
Having an in with a couple of famous people might have helped singer/songwriter James McMurtry get through the first swinging door into the music world -- maybe -- but his talents did everything else. This album, Too Long in the Wasteland, is his debut offering. It was produced by John Cougar Mellencamp. The album gives a clear sample of McMurtry's gift of writing lyrics that can transfer in a few short words all that needs to be told to pull the listener into whatever setting or mood McMurtry has decided to create. His lyrics are stories, telling about everyday life, the predictability of work, the troubles of teens, and the pain of love when it isn't all roses and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charlotte Dillon
Having an in with a couple of famous people might have helped singer/songwriter James McMurtry get through the first swinging door into the music world -- maybe -- but his talents did everything else. This album, Too Long in the Wasteland, is his debut offering. It was produced by John Cougar Mellencamp. The album gives a clear sample of McMurtry's gift of writing lyrics that can transfer in a few short words all that needs to be told to pull the listener into whatever setting or mood McMurtry has decided to create. His lyrics are stories, telling about everyday life, the predictability of work, the troubles of teens, and the pain of love when it isn't all roses and sunshine. Maybe some of his writing talent comes from his father, author Larry McMurtry, known for penning tales such as Lonesome Dove. James McMurtry has a smooth, low voice that carries a Western twang from his life in Texas. Some of the songs on his first album are "Crazy Wind," "Painting by Numbers," "Shining Eyes," and "Poor Lost Soul." All 11 tracks on this debut were written by McMurtry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972398129
  • Catalog Number: 723981
  • Sales rank: 22,223

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James McMurtry Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Ashley Cleveland Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
John Casella Keyboards
Larry Crane Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Jerry Deupree Percussion, Drums
David Grissom Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Mimi Mapes Background Vocals
Toby Myers Background Vocals
Dave Pomeroy Bass, Background Vocals
Mike Wanchic Dobro, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rick Fettig Clarinet, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ross Hogarth Engineer
John Mellencamp Producer
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