Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Michael Martin Murphey|
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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A great beginning for Murphey
William M. Feagin | Upstate New York, USA | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I honestly did not know "Geronimo's Cadillac" was his song; I first heard it from Bill Miller on his Spirit Songs: The Best of anthology CD. Now I feel like I want to hear every version I can find to see how they compare to MMM's original. This song earned him an honorary membership in the Sioux Nation for its pointed commentary on the treatment of the Indian.
The album, 12 tracks, is a true classic of country-rock, but unfortunately was ignored in the face of higher-visibility records like the Flying Burrito Brothers' Gilded Palace of Sin, the first two Eagles albums, and Poco's output for Epic (those records eclipsed themselves by other bands and their records). It's a limited edition, just 5000 copies, from Hip-O Select, and the packaging is lovely; a miniature gatefold LP jacket, all of the credits and artwork from the original, and even the CD itself gets an inner sleeve, as well as A&M's label design from the mid '70s. There's really not a bad track on this one, and I highly recommend you pick it up before it goes out of print. (Hip-O Select is Universal's answer to Rhino Handmade, reissuing all sorts of neat recordings that may no longer be available once the limited run is sold out.)"
Geronimo's Cadillac is Back!
Kathlyn M. Edds | Green Valley, AZ United States | 02/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I listened to this "album" practically non-stop in the 70's when I lived in Colorado, spent a lot of time travelling around the State and camping. I knew every song by heart. I searched for many years for this album and was told it was out of print. Undaunted, I continued my search and WOW! I found it! Since I got this music back, my heart sings again. It is early Michael Murphy and just really fun, sweet and a blast to listen to! Favorites are "Geronimo's Cadillac," "Calico Silver," "Michaelangelo," "Crack-Up In Las Cruces," who am I kidding - every song is my favorite. Anyone who things Michael Murphy is just a country western singer, should listen! Especially those of you who love a good folk art tale."
Now We Have Two Versions to Choose From
D. Allen | McKinney Texas | 07/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of Michael Murphey's Austin days suffered through a long dry spell when this and Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir didn't make the transition from LP to CD until just five years ago. That's when an Australian label, Raven, released both. They included a very nice booklet that contained MM's memories of the times and circumstances surrounding the writing, recording, and performing of these songs, and somewhat crude live recordings from Austin's Rubiayat from back in the day. The remastering of those albums was nice, but they lacked the depth and resolution that the vinyl versions had.
Now, Hip-O Select, Universal's equivalent of WEA's Rhino Handmade, has released Geronimo's Cadillac in a gatefold cardboard replica of the original album. Where the Raven version was lacking stage depth, and was grainier than the vinyl version, this Hip-O Select release is closer in those respects to the original vinyl, resulting in significantly improved imaging.
So, from now on, I'll be pulling out both when I want to listen to Geronimo's Cadillac; I'll be browsing the Raven booklet while listening to the Hip-O disc - an almost perfect combination in an imperfect world."