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James Mcmurtry
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: James Mcmurtry
Title: Candyland
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 3/1/2008
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972450124

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Willowcat | New England | 11/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay all you out there reviewing this CD, not his best, but it has some songs that resonate. I am shocked that no one mentioned Safe Side. Maybe no one reviewing the CD has lived in San Antonio. He nailed it in a big way. This CD is a little softer than his others, (with the exception of Safe Side), there are ballads, kind of sweet ones. It would not be the first of his CDs in my collection, but to round out all the others it is not at all bad.

The man is a Southwestern Bruce Springsteen. His lyrics are evocative of a part of this country that few artists have written about. Okay, his voice is not what one would call great, but like Springsteen, Dylan, Neil Young and to take it back farther, Woody Guthrie, his unique sound echoes the songs he is singing/writing. Face it, if Celine Dion were singing these songs we would all be hanging our heads over the toilet.

I would strongly recommend his live CD. It gives a bit of insight to the man as well as his music."
Right up there with "Wasteland"--you gotta have it
Nick Sinclair | Earlysville, Va United States | 07/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Together with "Too Long in the Wasteland" this album "Candyland" is just too good to miss.
Fine low key descriptive story telling done by an interesting voice backed by great music. I suppose you could, possibly, maybe, get tired of some of these great songs. In the 17 years since "Wasteland" was released I never have, it remains among my all time music favorites with "Candyland" beside it.
Listen to "Storekeeper" for an is on a par with "Bullet Holes in the Mailbox".
Music for thinking folks, video that needs no screen!"