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Mr. Rogers | Toronto, Ont. Canada | 08/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This disk has it's moments. If you look at it from the right perspective. Here's a young Earle finding his place and doing so with some mighty big shadows close by. Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark we're mentors and friends at this point of his career. And if you listen you can hear their influence. But you also have to know that here's a great voice being muted by the Nashville music machine at the same time.
Personally My Baby Worships Me, Open Up Your Door and Breakdown Lane show some great style and potiental. As well there is some amazing humor stuck in there too. If you are a fan give it a listen. Just don't expect it to be I Feel Alright!!!"
Mr. Rogers | 03/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation, recorded in 1983 at the now-defunct LSI studio in Nashville, was the product of Earle's record deal with CBS. "The Devil's Right Hand" and "A Little Bit In Love" show writing promise, and Earle's impressive, gritty Texas guitar and sparse rockabilly instrumental arrangements (particlarly "Nothin But You") make this piece appealing for Earle die-hards and collectors, but was deemed unfit for country radio and the finished project here was unceremoniously shelved. (Ironically, "A Little Bit In Love" would later surface on Patty Loveless' second MCA CD.) For the most part, however, Earle's singing is not up to par and the few rays of light contained here did not prepare the listener (or Nashville's music heirarchy) for the monolith that was to come."