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Songs of Forbidden Love
The Wandering Eyes
Songs of Forbidden Love
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Songs of Forbidden Love by The Wandering Eyes


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All Artists: The Wandering Eyes
Title: Songs of Forbidden Love
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lazy S.O.B.
Original Release Date: 6/30/1998
Re-Release Date: 4/8/2009
Genre: Country
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 713986000420


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Songs of Forbidden Love by The Wandering Eyes

CD Reviews

Sounds like a great, long-lost classic country recording | Dallas, Texas | 08/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Wandering Eyes is a collection of Austin pickers and singers -- Kelly Willis, Ted Roddy, Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, Jason Roberts and Mary Cutrufello to name a few -- who have banded together to record a dozen cheatin' songs. Kelly Willis sings on the opening and closing cuts of "Songs of Forbidden Love," a duet with Merle Haggard sound-alike Dale Watson on "It's a Cheatin' Situation," and a country take on Billy Paul's warhorse, "Me and (Mr.) Jones," that ought to be in heavy rotation at every country radio station in the Western Hemisphere. Another highlight finds rockabilly queen Flores taking the lead on the surprisingly bittersweet "In Some Room Above the Street." The Wandering Eyes' traditional approach to the music, and the disc's clean production, makes "Songs of Forbidden Love" sound like a great lost classic country recording from some golden age past -- the kind of discs they should be making in Nashville."
Texas-styled C&W soundtrack for Clinton's impeachment
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 01/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Open a bottle of your favorite Texas beer and curl up on the couch with this all-star soundtrack for the on-going impeachment hearings. Some of Austin's finest explore cheatin' hearts, country style, and unlike the headlines, the contrition sung here is more resignation than salvation.This one-off reanimates ten obscurities, one original, and a twangy regendered take of Billy Paul's early 70s hit, "Me and Mrs. Jones." Ted Roddy provides a bitter forensic guide to cleaning up one's "Cheatin' Traces," while Dale Watson skulks around, "Lovin' on Backstreets." Roddy, Rosie Flores and Chris O'Donnell reprise the unhappy three-way of "The Game of Triangles," and Kelly Willis and Jason Roberts each take turns outside the traditional bonds of matrimony.Superb playing, a timeless theme, and a lightly nostalgic sound add up to a disc that won't do you no wrong."
Why don't they all make 'em this good?
hyperbolium | 08/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Is this 1998? Sounds more like 1968 - and I mean that in the best possible way. No over-produced middle-of-the-road junk, just the genuine article: Cheatin' songs lovingly performed by some of the most underrated performers in the business. Some of the songs are even better than the originals, but "It's a cheating situation" cannot match the perfection of the Moe Bandy&Janie Fricke version of 1980. But getting to hear Kelly Willis again more than makes up for that. Now, if this gang could just do another album of good ol' drinkin' songs as well..."