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Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
No Description Available. Genre: Country & Western Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 26-AUG-1988
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Genre: Country & Western
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 26-AUG-1988
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Felicia J. (FMJ) from THORNTON, CO
Reviewed on 1/7/2008...
Lyle Lovett is at his best on this CD. Here, he combines folk, honky-tonk and swing influences with a sharp wit and a cynical (but often humorous) world view. "Simple Song" and "Pontiac" are heartbreakingly beautiful. "If I Had a Boat" and "She's No Lady" are classics. "Give Back My Heart" and "She's Hot to Go" are a lot of fun.
Bob P. (Desorow) from BETHEL PARK, PA
Reviewed on 3/14/2007...
'Simple Song' alone is worth the price of the CD.
Denise P. from TWIN LAKE, MI
Reviewed on 9/11/2006...
great cd haven't listened to in a while
An inconsistent but talented artist turns in his best work
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lyle Lovett is generally a skilled songwriter who draws from several modes of music that many of his contemporaries have abandoned: Western swing, big band pop, postwar jazz and such. Most of his albums are mixed bags, stocked equally with keenly observed story songs and tiresome cliches. "Pontiac" is by far his best album, the one time he manages the shirk the weaknesses of his other work and put together eleven nearly flawless songs. Here is his charactaristic irony, humor, eye for character, sense of whimsy, and fine brush strokes. On songs like "A Simple Song" and "If I Had a Boat"--one of the greatest songs written since Dylan was in his second, "Blood on the Tracks"-era prime--, he weilds a pen like never before or since. In my opinion, none of his other albums (aside perhaps from "Live in Texas") would warrant more than three stars, but this one lands almost accidentally among the best of the 1980's."
On My Short List Of Perfect Albums...
Jim Mitchell | St. Louis | 02/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first thing you'll hear when you bring up Lyle with someone is something about his looks. Yes, he is an unusual looking man. Unusual is not ugly or unpleasant, in my opinon. But what that has to do with listening to his music is beyond me. The keyword is that you're LISTENING to him, not looking at him. If for some reason you can't get past his looks, just keep that in mind. And hey- he was married to Julia Roberts for a year- how long were YOU married to her? That's what I thought...This is Lyle at his best- not too jazzy, not too country, just right. I partciularly love "Walk Through The Bottomlands", a beautiful, haunting song with wonderful background vocals by Emmylou Harris. Equally fine is "I Loved You Yesterday", sort of a slow Texas swing love song. These are my two favorite songs, but every track fits perfectly, and there is no filler. Lyle is funny, dark, sad, wistful, romantic and yes, sometimes just plain weird. His music certainly has some country elements, and this album probably has more of that than others. But that's a plus, since it's not twangy or pseudo-rock country. This is probably his most accessible album, and the perfect place to start if you don't want his greatest hits. And go see him in concert the next time he swings through your town. He might not be Bruuuuuce, but he's still an incredible live performer."