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The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy/Once Upon A Time
David Allan Coe
The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy/Once Upon A Time
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: David Allan Coe
Title: The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy/Once Upon A Time
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Release Date: 6/28/1994
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790051157067

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The beginnings of an interesting career
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David got a recording contract partly because of his success as a songwriter. In particular, Tanya Tucker topped the country charts with Would you lay with me in a field of stone. David recorded his own version of the song on Mysterious rhinestone cowboy, his first album. He later re-recorded it for Human emotions, available on a different twofer that I've already reviewed - the version on that album features Barbara Fairchild.He wrote many of his own songs but did not rely entirely on his own material. Indeed, the song David is best remembered for (You never even called me by my name) was actually written by Steve Goodman. It may have been just another sad country song, but when Steve Goodman suggested to David that it was the perfect country song, David pointed out that it wasn't because several country themes were missing. Steve wrote an extra verse to make it perfect, after which David recorded it, including some narrative as well as the extra verse. Apart from that song, you can find covers here including Desperados waiting for a train (Guy Clark), The 33rd of August (Mickey Newbury) and the children's song The old grey goose is dead. These two excellent albums got David's career off to a great start. This is the first of a series of twofers released by Bear Family."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an incredible album. I especially enjoyed the songs "Sweet Vibrations", and "A Sad Country Song". These 2 songs are worth the purchasing of this CD!"
Rhinestone cowboy
RICK INGAMELLS | bagley,mn | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album around 1973 for 99 cents.It is still one of my favorites and david allan's best.Once opon a time isn't as good but you get 2 for the price of one"