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Back in the Fire
Gene Watson
Back in the Fire
Genres: Country, Rock


CD Details

All Artists: Gene Watson
Title: Back in the Fire
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992583244, 075992583220

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CD Reviews

F. Owens | madision co. ind | 04/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"4 songs made the charts from this c.d. although 3 of those are on 'the ultimate' c.d.[don't waste it on the blues'; back in the fire'; 'the jukebox played along'] this seems to be the only c.d. to have 'the great devide' #41 in 1989. aside from the 4 hit songs the other 6 cuts are quite good, this is one of watson's best'"
His best by far
Bob Justman | Sacramento, CA | 08/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Watson himself admitted he was ready to give up music in the late 80s, when he was approached and dragged back into the recording studio kicking and screaming by young country phenom Randy Travis. After months of making sure everything was perfect, the two emerged with what is possiby the finest achievement of Watson's career. This album charted three hit singles beginning with "Don't Waste It On The Blues" ending with a sublime vocal performance with "Back In The Fire." This album sings of love, desperation and joy, and Watson does it as if he's lived it. The instrumental arrangements are perfect compliment to Watson's fine voice. This album is among the best of the New-Traditionalist country of the late 80's, and without question is among the finest country albums waxed. Worth whatever it costs to get hold of."
Long neglected classic!!
A reader from | Grand Junction, Colorado United States | 08/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gene was an inspiration to many of the new "real" country singers (Randy Travis springs to mind). He has a strong, great voice & the songs on this CD are not only well chosen, but have lovely arrangements.

From the smooth voice urging you "Don't Waste It On The Blues"to a song co-writing by Randy Travis - "The Great Divide," understanding but very much lamenting a mutual breakup, to a cover of Lefty Frizell's "She Found The Key" to "The Jukebox Played Along," that sounds as if it could have been written/recorded by Merle Haggard, this CD sounds as if was recorded by one of the great Honky Tonk singers of the early '60's.

Watson had a pretty long career and he thanks several people on the liner, saying the album was a new start & career for him. I guess he wasn't as young or as "camera ready" as some of the others who had just started when this came out (Alan Jackson, Clint Black. and others) so wasn't attractive to CMT.

I first owned it on vinly when in England on its release in 1988. I guess it might seem weird for an English ex-hippie/punk music listener to enjoy good country music, but I always have & recognize great music no matter what genre!

As it was, this really is a hidden classic of a great singer accompanied by accomplished musicians delivering the best in real country."