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Live at the BBC
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Steve Earle, one of music's most respected and rebellious artists, a roots rocker with country flavor, emerged from Texas in the mid-`80s with a series of landmark albums, and a reputation for delivering on the stage. Now,... more »
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Steve Earle, one of music's most respected and rebellious artists, a roots rocker with country flavor, emerged from Texas in the mid-`80s with a series of landmark albums, and a reputation for delivering on the stage. Now, following the celebration of the 20th anniversary of 1988's Copperhead Road, which received the Deluxe Edition treatment in 2008, comes a collection of his BBC Recordings from two incredible performances with The Dukes, covering much of the material from Copperhead Road, and which were broadcast on the BBC in 1988 and 1989. 75 Minutes of Previously Unreleased Classic '80s Steve Earle & The Dukes. Includes Live Versions of His Trademarks "The Devil's Right Hand," "Copperhead Road," & "Good Ol' Boy(Gettin' Tough)". Rare Live Performances of Traditional Brit-Folk Song "When Will We Be Married" and Earle's Own "My Baby Worships Me". Cover of the Rollling Stones' "Dead Flowers".
Country? rock? who cares!
jeff wilson | Collingswood, NJ United States | 03/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Along with Charlie Pickett and the Eggs, Steve Earle and the Dukes are America's fogotten rock heroes of the mid- to late 80s. Recorded a month before the release of Earle's rock masterpiece "Copperhead Road", in London's Town and Country Club before a beer-boosted crowd, this classic recording captures Earle and the Dukes at their raspy, raunchy best. Bucky Baxter's playing on pedal steel is amazing-- as touching as Ben Keith's work with Neil Young. The momentum on this thing builds like a freight train-- you're gonna' wanna be on board. I've been going to Steve Earle's Philly shows since the mid 80s when "Guitar Town" came out-- this CD brings all those amazing memories flooding back. If you love country... if you love rock N' roll... this is the real deal!"
Excellent Steve Earle CD
Stephen Hutchinson | Glendale, CA United States | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, I'll admit up front that I'm a huge Steve Earle fan, having purchased most, if not all, of his CDs. I've seen him live a couple of times, and will see him again if given the chance. This is an excellent CD of his early music, recorded live in England in 1987 and 1988. His interaction with the audience, and its appreciation of him, is palpable and brings out his best. The recording is clean and clear, with excellent acoustics, like other BBC recordings.
If you have any interest in Steve Earle, or alt-country/americana, at all, purchase this CD."
The band sounds great, Steve not so much.
John G. Hutchens | yadkinville NC | 11/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Steve Earle and the Dukes and I had the good fortune to see them during this tour. I looked at the song listings and bought it on the spot. Let me caution against doing that. Take advantage of the ability to sample each track on Amazon. The band sounds really tight, but Steve has a scratchy voice. He is obviously trying hard, but for the majority of these cuts his voice is just not up to snuff. I doubt that Steve would have approved of releasing this recording. It is probably another attempt of his former label to make the last bucks they can make on the "old" Steve Earle recordings. I would endorse The Austin City "live" set or the previously released live CD "Shut Up ..." Be cautious and investigate before you pay too much for this recording."