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His Large Band
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band remains the big man's most ambitious album in many ways. A smart split is effected, and not only between styles--the horn-driven swing of the first half backs the record's wittiest, slyest so... more »
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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band remains the big man's most ambitious album in many ways. A smart split is effected, and not only between styles--the horn-driven swing of the first half backs the record's wittiest, slyest songs, while the country-folk numbers are among Lovett's most pensive. He's not so mournful that he can't raise an eyebrow at heartache, though: try "I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You." --Rickey Wright
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Felicia J. (FMJ) from THORNTON, CO
Reviewed on 6/10/2008...
Half swing and half traditional country, "Lyle Lovett & His Large Band" is another stellar effort from this unique singer-songwriter. Francine Reed contributes wonderful vocals for the duet "What Do You Do/The Glory of Love," which is an album highlight along with "Crying Shame," "Good Intentions" and "Which Way Does That Old Pony Run."
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Denise P. from TWIN LAKE, MI
Reviewed on 9/11/2006...
Mind Expanding, Format Bending, Truly Amazing
Larry Glickman | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Lyle Lovett music I had ever heard, and I now own every one of his CD's. With a couple of hints that one day he would move in this direction on his earlier discs, he does what few artists, if any, have ever done before. He successfully mixes big band, soul and blues music...with country music!Has this ever been done before? If it had been done before, I had never heard it. In a truly courageous manner, Lyle opens this CD with the track "Blues Walk", an instrumental. Then, the next few songs are a wonderful array of blues and soul music serving as an excellent showcase for his songwriting talents and the amazing musicians he has backing him up in his "Large Band".There is love, confusion, and humor...and then all of sudden, Lyle lets loose with a version of "Stand By Your Man". Hearing him sing this song, you would think it was written for a man. With this song, the rest of the disc (save for the last song) is all traditional country music. The transition makes sense. The mix of the soul and country songs make sense. The themes travel seamlessly throughout the entire disc. Do yourself a favor and buy this disc. Lyle Lovett is one of those artists who, when he is gone, people will finally realize what they have been missing. He has one of the best voices in music today, his songwriting is at once humorous, touching, heartwarming and sad, and his "Large Band" is a collection of the finest musicians working today."
If you by this album you will become a lifetime fan!
Darren Burton | Ogden, Utah United States | 10/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This man can do it all! He writes the most clever lyrics, composes his own music, and can hop from one musical genre to another effortlessly. He has an incredible voice and impeccable timing when delivering his subtle lyrics. This is not your twangy country, and it is not the 50's rock sounding country of today. I saw Lyle Lovett in concert and was blown away. He has 12 excellent musicians that tour with him and they are so tight! Lyle Lovett has a big band sound on about half his songs, then goes into blues on one, then throws in a gospel song to grab your attention, and then will do a twangy county song just so it is impossible to pin him into a category. You have to listen to his music to understand because there is no adequate way to explain the incredible combination of his music and lyrics except to say it is like a breath of fresh air."