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Essential Guy Clark
Guy Clark
Essential Guy Clark
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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Despite the misleading title, this collection is actually a straight (albeit reordered) reissue of Clark's first two records: 1975's landmark debut Old No. 1 and Texas Cookin' from the following year. Only one song from th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Guy Clark
Title: Essential Guy Clark
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 8/4/2009
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Americana, Outlaw Country, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886974882923

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Despite the misleading title, this collection is actually a straight (albeit reordered) reissue of Clark's first two records: 1975's landmark debut Old No. 1 and Texas Cookin' from the following year. Only one song from the latter title is missing, replaced by the "Fools for Each Other" single from 1978. Though he was in his early 30s when he recorded Old No. 1, Clark's keen, world-weary tales (and equally worn voice) belie his age. With simple arrangements and richly detailed narratives, the record has an air of resignation and melancholy, yet somehow manages to be comforting and uplifting. Texas Cookin' is a fine follow-up, but despite a number of high-profile guests, it never truly reaches the heights of its predecessor. Together, however, they form quite an impressive body of original songs, especially for only one year's worth of recording. --Marc Greilsamer

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Hiker Mama | Concrete, Washington | 06/01/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I can see where some people would like this CD but for me it just didn't cut it. Didn't click with me at all, except for "Let Him Roll", which is the reason I bought the CD. Can't put my finger on it exactly. I'm very "classic country" and somehow this didn't appeal to that thread in me. I like gritty, but I also love melody and this cd somehow missed it on combining the two. Usually Guy is right on with combining those elements but maybe this was more grit and not enough melody for my taste. Actually passed it on to my son."