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Blueberry Wine: The First Songs of Michael Hurley
Michael Hurley
Blueberry Wine: The First Songs of Michael Hurley
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Michael Hurley
Title: Blueberry Wine: The First Songs of Michael Hurley
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Locust
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 6/25/2002
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 646315901023

CD Reviews

Brilliant! Michael Hurley's First Album is Back in PRINT!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"God! after almost 40 years, this still sounds as fresh as ever. It's no surprise that hispters like Cat Power have covered his stuff. I've been searching for First Songs for years. It regularly goes for a ton of money on ebay...way over my budget. I finally caved in and bought one of the Smithsonian's inadequate cd-rs for a whoping 20 bucks. The sound quality was worse than lo-fi! It did a complete injustice to the brilliant lyricism and delivery behind this album. Well, what a difference. The folks behind this label have completely cleaned up the sound without any noticeable loss of fidelity and the packaging is great, classic Hurley. Even if you loved the original and the original title for that matter, this is how Hurley wanted it and his notes are awesome: amusing, informative, etc. The icing on the cake is that it's also packaged in one of those deluxe Japanese Style "trifold" jackets. This is without a doubt the best buy I've made all year!"
I'm gushing! Thank god I found this
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know where I've been since this record came out but somehow it completely missed my radar. Admittedly, I came to Hurley's stuff from the usual sources (Cat Power, Yo La Tengo) but once I went to the source, there was no going back. Since I got the Hurley bug, I've grabbed everything that's in print by him. I gotta say I disagree with the reviewer who puts this down for being "crude" . Actually, this is way better to my ears than the rounder discs. Totally heartfelt, raw and astonishing music. Would someone say Robert Johnson was a good bluesman but too bad his recordings were crude? Heck no! That element only heightens the experience for me! Blue Mountain is an all time classic. A late night tearjerker for sure."
Never heard of Michael Hurley until three weeks ago.
P. Werner | Richland, WA United States | 11/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Heard Michael Hurley's Blueberry Wine CD being reviewed on National Public Radio and thought I'd give it a try. I've been playing it nonstop for about a week and a half now. Very simple acoustic guitar playing but a mesmerizing voice. I may purchase another one of his CD's."