Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Peter Case has been consistently making great records since the Plimsouls first went into a recording studio in 1980, and while his solo albums for Vanguard Records haven't received the same degree of attention as his first two sets for Geffen Peter Case and The Man With the Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, arguably his best and best-known records, it's certainly not a matter of his work not being up to snuff. Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? is a compilation album that presents three new tracks alongside 13 songs culled from the albums Torn Again, Full Service No Waiting, Flying Saucer Blues, and Beeline, and if you want a potent reminder of just how ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Peter Case has been consistently making great records since the Plimsouls first went into a recording studio in 1980, and while his solo albums for Vanguard Records haven't received the same degree of attention as his first two sets for Geffen Peter Case and The Man With the Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, arguably his best and best-known records, it's certainly not a matter of his work not being up to snuff. Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? is a compilation album that presents three new tracks alongside 13 songs culled from the albums Torn Again, Full Service No Waiting, Flying Saucer Blues, and Beeline, and if you want a potent reminder of just how good a songwriter Case is, and how well he can make his material work in the studio, this album offers the evidence in spades. From the clean-lined character study of "Spell of Wheels" to the wild shaggy dog story of "Two Heroes," Case is a born storyteller who can get the details of a whole life down in three or four minutes, and his musical instincts range from the rockabilly sway of "Coulda Woulda Shoulda," the lean folkie warmth of "Blind Luck," and the blues-infused stomp of "Two Heroes" while all reflecting his sharp but open-hearted personality. And the new material proves the guy still has the goods, with the new live recording of the title track showing that Case remains a potent and passionate live performer and "Wake Up Call" offering a musically and lyrically edgy editorial on the war in Iraq. If you're unfamiliar with this phase of Case's career or his career in general, Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? is an excellent introduction, and more than a few longtime fans will find this well-chosen compilation an engaging and occasionally surprising listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707975827
  • Catalog Number: 79758
  • Sales rank: 111,035

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Case Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals
Billy Swan Background Vocals, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Steven Soles Background Vocals, Harmony
Willie Aron Electric Piano
Lili Haydn Violin
Don Heffington Percussion, Drums, Bodhran, Footsteps, Jaw Harp
Warren Klein Tamboura
Greg Leisz Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Gut String Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Telecaster
Darrell Leonard Horn
Brad Rice Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry Scheff Electric Bass
Joe Sublett Horn
Jeff Big Dad Turmes Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Eric Rigler uillean pipes
Andrew Williams Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonium, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Sandy Chila Drums
David P. Jackson Double Bass, Upright Bass
Joshua Case Guitar, Wurlitzer, Guitar (Electronic)
Dave Meshell Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Bryan Head Drums, Glockenspiel
Technical Credits
Fred Koller Composer
Peter Case Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Greg Allen Art Direction
Larry Hirsch Producer, Audio Production
Duane Jarvis Composer
J. Steven Soles Producer, Audio Production
Andrew Williams Producer, Audio Production
LeRoy Marinell Composer
Kevin Bowe Composer
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Coordinator
Vince Hans Marketing
Joshua Case Composer, Producer, Engineer, Computer Editing
Geoff Pearlman Engineer
Rob Evanoff Contributor
Dan Sell Marketing
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