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  • Audio CD (March 16, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B00000I73F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Drive You Home Again
2. Steel Guitar
3. No Love Today
4. Hey, Hey, Hey
5. Don't Make Promises
6. Get A Better One
7. Hold On II
8. Duncan & Brady
9. Rattlesnake Preacher
10. Tell Me Why You Love Me
11. So Long

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Bonnie Raitt may call Chris Smither "my Eric Clapton," but Smither's importance has less to do with instrumental prowess than with fusing sonic textures and with finely crafted lyrics. Smither's best songs aspire to poetic insights via the blues, evoking troubled, complicated moods through the incessant, slinky groove of his guitar. Working again with session player and producer Stephen Bruton, Smither weds lilting acoustic blues arrangements with more ambitious, spacious sounds--including diverse percussive rhythms, piano, organ, and blues harp. The sonics are at times reminscent of Daniel Lanois's work with Bob Dylan. Smither's most memorable original work isn't found on this, his ninth album, though it may be his best collection. The only misstep is the zydeco jaunt "Tell Me Why You Love Me," which sounds out of place amid all the eerie meditations. In Smither's vision, folk music, like life, plays out "in very complicated measures / And they can't be simplified / If we just keep this together / All the rest is justified." And he shows the same intensity in his choice of covers, especially Tim Hardin's gorgeous "Don't Make Promises," here found in its definitive version. --Roy Kasten

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This CD is really one of my all time favorite CD's.
"motrennoc"
Moreover he is as capable as a songwriter as any of writing of longing, lost love, thoughts of mortality and...being stupid in the world.
Alfred Johnson
I find myself blown away by the amazing sounds Smithers is able to coax from his guitar strings, and this CD captures them beautifully.
Authors Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Authors Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page on April 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I just got home from Chris Smither's 10:30 pm set at "The Bottom Line" in New York City where he performed several songs from this brilliant new CD. I find myself blown away by the amazing sounds Smithers is able to coax from his guitar strings, and this CD captures them beautifully. "Drive You Home Again" showcases Smither's gifts as a soulful singer-songwriter (even poet-philosopher). Anyone who worried (like I did) that this CD wouldn't measure up to Smither's last work will set their fears to rest after the first listen. This one's a gem, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bilbobag@worldnet.att.net on May 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
As usual from Chris Smither, a mix of outstanding originals and a few traditional-oriented songs of other writers. The originals are always, as on this CD, the best reason to buy Smither and listen over and over again, but the absolute highlight for those who appreciate a new take on an old favorite: DUNCAN AND BRADY. Heard it the radio on the way home from work, I was jumping out of my truck, roaring down I-95!! The old story with the most commonly used verses, but with an up-tempo, railroad rif. Even if great honky-tonk doesn't do it for you like it does for me and mine, OH LORDY, this is HOT TIME BOGEY!! When I got home, I played it for my lady [who was always very partial to the 60's Tom Rush version] and ...well, suffice it to say it was a great weekend! COOKIN! (:)))) GET THIS CD NOW!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andy "Bear" Greider (atgprod@mindspring.com) on May 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
It's been about ten years now that I've been listening to Chris Smither, and in that time, all he has done is become more of a legend in my mind. For me, there is no one better to remind me that I am not the one who is blue, cause if I've been blue, well, Chris has been deep indigo.
The man has a witty, primal sense of the language which he uses to form songs that the listener not only can identify with but also empathize or sympathize with and remember. The songs take on deeper meanings and a real sensibility the more you listen. Fortunately for us, Chris not only sings these lyrics with incredible range, he also plays that blue guitar of his with some serious gusto and skill...his earlier works showcase his solo playin but the new releases, this one in particular, really emphasize his ability to bring together his songs as compositions, utilizing many instruments to create a very rich and full, yet not overdone sound. The last two CD's have been a delight that way...but this one is the gem.
As an overall comment, "Drive You Home Again" is one CD I can't take out of my player. What an amazing bit of work!...Chris really scores with all the tracks, but my two favorites are "No Love Today" and "Hey Hey Hey." This is a CD well worth checking out...my only complaint is that there are 25 minutes of unused time on the CD - we could've used a few more tracks, but oh well - more for next time.
One final thing, if you get the chance, see Chris perform live! He is even better once you capture the pulse of his music in person. Thanks Chris!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Raven on March 24, 2007
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In the spirit of Mississippi John Hurt, this is The Blues. 4get the Folk label some have marked him!

Like other fans of Chris, I discovered his beauty from his 2nd LP.

"I'm A Stranger" quickly then became a "Must-Have".

Many, many years later [2004] I had wondered what became of Chris Smither, while visiting Tempe, AZ. I found "Drive You Home Again" -used- at ZIA Records while searching for anything by him other than what I already owned, and was surprised to find something 'fairly' recent!

Yeah, I was a bit late discovering this gem, but feel compelled now to say he hadn't missed a beat since his 2nd release, "Don't Drag It On"!

The music here is timeless, and must be heard by any Blues Fan.

If you're like me, pissed that you missed "Mississippi" John Hurt in his prime, you'll be glad to know you can still hear/listen to a Chris Smither now, perform as comparably as possible. He does add a bit of Jazz, though, to his Folkish-Blues on occasion. Nuttin' wrong with that, eh?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OK in OK on September 16, 2006
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My only answer to the question I posed in my review title is that Chris Smither sings the type of music that is not usually played on the radio. If he were on the radio, everyone would own a Chris Smither album.

I saw Chris Smither at a show at the Old Town School of Folk Music several years ago. The tickets were free (from a friend who couldn't go). I had never heard of Smither before and I was bowled away. Not only did I love the music, but he is an excellent concert performer.

Smither combines a great voice, amazing guitar playing (influenced by Mississippi John Hurt), and extremely clever lyrics that make you think, laugh, or get wistful, often in the same song.

This is a superb album that I would recommend to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 1999
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This cd was my introduction to Chris Smither, and I'm so glad that I took a chance. Intelligent lyrics, memorable tunes, this collection is a brilliant folk/blues hybrid. This is one of those rare recordings that I simply have no urge to remove from my cd player. . .it just keeps getting better. Highly recommended.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 2000
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i heard this on the radio a couple of weeks ago and had to hear the rest. Except for the last two cuts which seem out of sych with the rest of the music this is a first rate CD. he's a poet with lyrics, the melodies are floating or funky, toe tapping rhythms, the CD is fun to listen to... again and again.
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