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The Nashville Acoustic Sessions

The Nashville Acoustic Sessions

The Nashville Acoustic Sessions

The Nashville Acoustic Sessions


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Here's an unassuming acoustic masterpiece -- richly nuanced, interpretive singing and instrumental work from vocalist nonpareil Raul Malo of the Mavericks, along with three ace Nashville cats. Malo simply scorches these 11 superb tunes, his mood mirrored by guitarist Pat Flynn and mandolinist Rob Ickes, who offer spare, soulful punctuations while bassist Dave Pomeroy and percussionist Larry Castro provide discreet rhythmic underpinning. Malo rolls out his big, hearty tenor to full effect on the crying choruses of Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou," underscoring why he's often compared to the lauded country-rock soulman. Malo effectively mutes the volume in a deliberate, pulsing take on Gordon Lightfoot's winsome "Early Morning Rain," digs deep for a keening effect on the Louvin Brothers' heartbreaking "When I Stop Dreaming," and croons tenderly on two beautifully realized, swoon-inducing pop classics, "Moon River" and "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons." Similar superlatives apply to gripping versions of Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome when You Go," Hank Williams's stone country "Weary Blues from Waiting," Van Morrison's funky "Bright Side of the Road," and Gram Parsons' bristling "Hot Burrito #1." These are songs that have already endured beyond their time, and these new renderings will not soon lose their luster, either -- the smarts and heart invested here amount to a timeless calling card.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2004
Label: Cmh Records
UPC: 0027297870925
catalogNumber: 8709
Rank: 70624


  1. Blue Bayou
  2. Early Morning Rain
  3. The Great Atomic Power
  4. Weary Blues from Waitin'
  5. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  6. Waiting for a Train
  7. When I Stop Dreaming
  8. Moon River
  9. Hot Burrito #1
  10. Bright Side of the Road
  11. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Raul Malo   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rob Ickes   Primary Artist,Dobro,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Weissenborn
Pat Flynn   Primary Artist,Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Dave Pomeroy   Primary Artist,Bass,Bass Guitar
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jim Hoke   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
William Best   Composer
Oz Fritz   Engineer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Deek Watson   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
John Wooler   Producer,Audio Production
Joe Melson   Composer
Buddy Bain   Composer
Adam Byrne   Art Direction

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