A Real Good Record
Matthew P. Emmons | Alaska | 09/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Full of beautiful, steel-guitar based pop songs performed with expert Country/Rock stylings. Rocks a little, cries a little and brings the high lonesome of the early 70's to your living room. A must have for expatriate Coloradoans for the heart-rending ballad "Colorado" and fans of Yo La Tengo's "Fakebook" for the Burrito's older cover of "Tried So Hard". Others will not be disappointed. There is some really nice, mellow guitar work and arranging in general on this album. The cover of "To Ramona" is a classic.
This album doesn't have founding-Burrito Gram Parsons, and I think it's for that reason that it gets dissed by a some reviewers. It's different, but very good."
Jack F. Chavoor | Fresno, CA | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every song here is a gem. Every arrangement and all the playing is excellent. This is understated mastery of the country rock genre. It's one of those special albums that you want to hear again the moment the last track ends. If you like country that is not over the top, this is it for you. You must have it. You probably already have it. Yeah, I know, Gram Parasons --the dead genius-- isn't on this album, but you know what? I like this album better than the ones with him. Everyone talks about "Gilded Palace of Sin" and "Burrito Deluxe" and they are exemplary albums but give this a spin. It stands up very well on its own. I'm a fan of Chris Hillman and I think this surpasses his work with the Byrds. Honest. Buy it."