Tulsa

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tulsa, Dwight Twilley's seventh album -- released on a tiny Houston record label just days before his 48th birthday -- is as likely to make members of his fan club salivate as it is to keep record company executives from returning calls. As if no time at all has passed, Twilley once again presents his multitracked, heavily echoed vocals over driving rock rhythms and ringing guitars, sounding as urgent as he did on "I'm on Fire" his other hit in 1975. Here and there, his lyrics seem to refer to his struggles, especially "It's Hard to Be a Rebel," "The Luck" some people have all of it, and "Miranda," with its chorus line, "Some things are worth waiting for." The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tulsa, Dwight Twilley's seventh album -- released on a tiny Houston record label just days before his 48th birthday -- is as likely to make members of his fan club salivate as it is to keep record company executives from returning calls. As if no time at all has passed, Twilley once again presents his multitracked, heavily echoed vocals over driving rock rhythms and ringing guitars, sounding as urgent as he did on "I'm on Fire" his other hit in 1975. Here and there, his lyrics seem to refer to his struggles, especially "It's Hard to Be a Rebel," "The Luck" some people have all of it, and "Miranda," with its chorus line, "Some things are worth waiting for." The eight-minute "Tulsa," Twilley's tribute to his hometown, is the album's centerpiece, a pull-out-the-stops tour de force that gives you everything Twilley can do in one exhaustive track. He sounds as good as ever, and, as usual, just from listening to his remarkable music, it's hard to understand why he isn't a million-selling star who made five albums like this between 1986 and 1999, instead of none.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1999
  • Label: Copper Creek
  • UPC: 617663225222
  • Catalog Number: 2252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runnin' (4:43)
  2. 2 A Little Less Love (3:57)
  3. 3 It's Hard to Be a Rebel (No World) (5:18)
  4. 4 The Luck (4:40)
  5. 5 Baby's Got the Blues Again (3:56)
  6. 6 Way of the World (4:33)
  7. 7 Tulsa (7:49)
  8. 8 Miranda (4:28)
  9. 9 Miracle (4:31)
  10. 10 Beauty Dirt (4:18)
  11. 11 Goodbye (3:26)
  12. 12 Baby Girl (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dwight Twilley Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Larry Bell Keyboards
Tom Hanford Guitar
Jerry Naifeh Percussion, Drums
Bill Pitcock Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bill Padgett Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Rob Armstrong Percussion
Technical Credits
Dwight Twilley Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
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