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Night Life
Ray Price
Night Life
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Night Life is a bluesy, boozy affair, its dark disposition established with the classic Willie Nelson-penned opener/title track ("The night life ain't no good life, but it's my life"). Price and a crack crew of players sei...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ray Price
Title: Night Life
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923792826

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Night Life is a bluesy, boozy affair, its dark disposition established with the classic Willie Nelson-penned opener/title track ("The night life ain't no good life, but it's my life"). Price and a crack crew of players seize that mood like a drunk clinging to a double bourbon. "In the real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. And albums like Night Life are softly playing. --Steven Stolder

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Ray Price's "Night Life" spotlights the pedal steel guitar
09/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was in college in 1963 when the LP version of Ray Price's "Night Life" was introduced by Columbia. Its vocal music exposed me to the wonderful voice of Mr. Ray Price and its instrumental music exposed me to the outstanding playing of the pedal steel guitar by Mr. Buddy Emmons. In all these intervening years, I have never waivered for my support of both of these outstanding country music stars. Every song on this album is done with such taste that it really represents a special showcase for each of these artists. Ray's voice at this point in his career was beginning to display his own individuality away from the earlier Hank Williams sound. Buddy's playing, including his smooth introduction to the "Night Life" song, put him in a class all by himself. As an aspiring pedal steel guitarist myself, his playing was extremely important to me as it displayed the then boundries this instrument was capable of. I haven't heard the CD version of this album but if it captures the spirit of Ray Price, Buddy Emmons and the other sidemen on the album, it's certainly worth your consideration. Regards, Al Gershen"
Ray Price at his best
R. Johnson | Houston, TX | 07/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Ray Price original re-issue I got, and it sounds as good now as in the mid-60's when I had the vinyl. The title song has long been my favorite country song, and I've performed it many times myself. The vocal gymnastics of Ray Price coupled with the most creative steel work ever done by Buddy Emmons make this, in my opinion, the best produced country song ever. Willie Nelson's lyrics and chord progessions are also incredible. The only negative on this is the lengthy introduction at the beginning. It's interesting the first couple of times, but soon makes you fast forward to the real song. The rest of the album is superb, especially
"Pride" and the jazzy "Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women" with more amazing Buddy Emmons steel work. This is a must for any Ray Price fan."
The Wild Side of Life
Darlene Baxter | Paris Texas | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Wild Side of Life is pure honky tonk heartbreak and no one does it like Ray Price..he is the best of the best... and this album is a "must have'for sure,whether you are a Ray Price fan or just a country music fan,this one is a keeper."