Pocket Full of Gold

Pocket Full of Gold

by Vince Gill


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Pocket Full of Gold

Pocket Full of Gold is one of Vince Gill's straighter country recordings. Produced by Tony Brown, it is steeped in bluegrass, country balladry from the '60s, and smoothed-out honky tonk, all done in Gill's own chameleon-like yet trademark manner. The lineup speaks volumes about what's on the recording: Herb Pedersen, Richard Bennett, Mac McAnally, Barry Beckett, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Willie Weeks, Patty Loveless, Billy Joe Walker, and Larrie Londin are a few of the names offering this very distinct blend of styles that is all Gill. The opener, "I Quit," is an uptempo shuffling honky tonk number, with stuttering Telecasters, and it's followed with "Just Look at Us," a gorgeous pedal steel whining love song. Andrea Zonn's fiddle and John Hughey's steel fuel another broken love song, but this one is a late-night barroom two-stepper. "Liza Jane" walks the line between hard country and rockabilly and features some smoking guitar work by Gill, who also provides some of his flatpicking swagger in "A Little Left Over." Gill wrote only about half the tunes on this set, which is unusual, but it was also fairly early in his career. Hit songwriter Max D. Barnes offered another three and maverick Jim Lauderdale provided the burning Cajun-cum-rockabilly closer, "Sparkle." The set was a hit for Gill, and deserved to be, because of its brilliant and sometimes dazzling mix of traditional styles. Records like this are what make him one of the music's most enduring artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/1991
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0008811014025
catalogNumber: 10140
Rank: 10064

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince Gill   Primary Artist,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Patty Loveless   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Piano
Richard Bennett   Electric Guitar
Larry Byrom   Electric Guitar
John Hughey   Steel Guitar
Tony King   Background Vocals
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass (Vocal)
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Pete Wasner   Keyboards
Willie Weeks   Bass
Andrea Zonn   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Larrie Londin   Drums
Billy Joe Walker   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Tony Brown   Producer
John Guess   Engineer
Marty Williams   Engineer
Katherine DeVault   Art Direction

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Pocket Full of Gold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Vince has one of the most beautiful voices ever! This is a great album. How could it be anything but great with Patty Loveless harmonizing. They sound so good together.