Diamonds & Dirt

Diamonds & Dirt

by Rodney CrowellRodney Crowell


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Rodney Crowell had already been making excellent albums for a decade when Diamonds & Dirt made him an honest-to-goodness country star in 1988. The landmark album yielded no less than five No. 1 singles, making its success a watershed event in the much-vaunted new-traditionalist movement. The album was fully deserving of the commercial breakthrough, melding Lennon-and-McCartneyesque melodicism to hard country rhythms in support of lyrics as cutting and incisive as Hank Williams's. Thirteen years later, Diamonds & Dirt sounds as warm, witty and wise as ever. "She's Crazy for Leaving" boasts one of modern country's wackiest lyrics; "After All This Time" one of its most touching; and the duet with then-wife Rosanne Cash, "It's Such a Small World," is of a piece with the fierce musical passion of such classic country duos such as Porter and Dolly, Loretta and Conway, and George and Tammy. It's hard to improve upon perfection, but this expanded edition does the trick by adding three bonus tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972447322
catalogNumber: 724473
Rank: 25674

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Crowell   Primary Artist,Rhythm Guitar
Rosanne Cash   Vocals,Background Vocals,Harmony
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Organ,Piano
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Russ Kunkel   Drums,Track Performer
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle,Mandolin
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Vince Santoro   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Preston Smith   Harmonica,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steuart Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Rosanne Cash   Liner Notes,Duet
Guy Clark   Liner Notes
Rodney Crowell   Producer,Liner Notes
Emmylou Harris   Liner Notes
Tony Brown   Producer
Susanna Clark   Liner Notes
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Harlan Howard   Liner Notes
Will Jennings   Liner Notes
John D. Loudermilk   Liner Notes
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Bob Irwin   Producer
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Ken Criblez   Contributor,Recording Assistant
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Martha Wood   Personal Assistant
Renée Bell   Personal Assistant

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