Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glide Review - Steve Earle I'll Never Get Out Of This Alive

What's up killers?

Got a new review up on Glide.

Read it right c'here!!!

It is of Steve Earle's newest release I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive.

Gotta say off the bat I think it is one of his best releases in years.  I caught him recently opening for Levon Helm and Ramble back at the Beacon in November and he put on a solid one man show hitting on most of these tunes.  The disk is primarily about him as well, focusing on his story tunes and love numbers, but T-Bone Burnett's country/folk influence is everywhere too...

Earle can be all over the map but the one word that kept coming to mind with every song was "solid".  There is very little to critique about this disk...complete songs, interesting lyrics and passionate performances dominate.  If anything the whole piece may be too "one-note" but that adds to the albums place and time I feel.  I also feel this one may end up on a few  best of lists come December time...

Judge for yourself with a few tunes that I like the best from it:
"This City"  GodDamTootin' That's a good one....

"God Is God" with some cool background info...

"Every Part Of Me"  Pretty close to a perfect song, no joking.

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