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Essential Rodney Crowell

Rodney CrowellAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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listen  1. I Ain't Living Long Like This (Album Version) 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Stars On The Water (Album Version) 3:41Album Only
listen  3. Shame On The Moon (Album Version) 4:33Album Only
listen  4. Oh King Richard (Album Version) 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. After All This Time (Album Version) 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Last Waltz (Album Version) 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. She's Crazy For Leaving (Album Version) 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Many A Long & Lonesome Highway (Album Version) 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. What Kind Of Love (Album Version) 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lovin' All Night (Album Version) 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Please Remember Me (Album Version) 3:44Album Only
listen13. I Walk The Line (Revisited) (Album Version) 3:50Album Only
listen14. Fate's Right Hand (Album Version) 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Still Learning How To Fly (Album Version) 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. 'Til I Gain Control Again (Interview) (Album Version) 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Great songwriters are said to reveal themselves through their work; their candor and transparency of soul is the key to the listener’s empathic heart and the culture’s admiration. But the lions of country songwriting, idolized and covered in magazines as they are, can sometimes feel like statues carved in marble, not fleshy, visceral human beings who’ve been scared, scarred ... Read more in Amazon's Rodney Crowell Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 16, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0006A9GPY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,172 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This Texas songwriter started out supplying songs for the likes of Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson before he shot to solo stardom in the '80s. His first proper retrospective takes you from 1977 to 2003 and includes his country #1s I Couldn't Leave You if I Tried; She's Crazy for Leavin' , and After All This Time plus a duet with Johnny Cash and 12 more!

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of music's best singer/songwriters! November 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Rodney Crowell has a gift--the ability to craft words into poetry. There are a few others who have, over time, possessed this gift--Kristofferson, Dylan, Nelson. After one listen to this album, you will understand why I am putting Rodney Crowell in this elite group.

Many of these songs have become hits for others: "I ain't Livin Long Like This" (Waylon), "Please Remember Me" (Tim McGraw), "Shame on the Moon" (Bob Seger, and "Lovin All Night" (Patty Lovelace" all come to mind. So you know that Crowell's peers respect him. But few songs are so world-conscious as the rap on "Fate's Right Hand," or as melancholy as "Many a Long & Lonesome Highway". "Still Learning How To Fly" is a song for everyone who isn't finished yet. And if you want lighter fair, there's the hilarious "She's Crazy for Leaving," and the sing-along tribute to (and duet with) former-father-in-law Johnny Cash, "I Walk the Line (Revisited)".

THE ESSENTIAL RODNEY CROWELL is for long-time Crowell fans, and those just coming to recognize his talent. Maybe not the world's best singer, but certainly one of the best songwriters and tunesmiths--along with a select few, Rodney Crowell helped change country music songwriting forever. Buy this album and hear why. It is, in all honesty, essential.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album May 27, 2008
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Rodney Crowell is definitely one of the greatest singer/ songwriters ever. This is a great addition to my music collection.
I always liked songs when performed by others, but to hear the songwriter singing his own songs is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW April 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Mr Crowell is one of Nashville's best kept secrets ( except to them). His voice flows as smooth as ice over August heated skin leaving behind flesh aching for more. After hearing this CD be prepared to fall in love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Country January 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This Rodney Crowell CD titled The Essential Rodney Crowell is one of the best CD's I have purchased in awhile. I like variety and just hate listening to the usual "same short play list" every day on radio. Some older music mixed with songs I have never heard plus a couple of new songs is what I like. This CD fits in with todays music even though most songs are from a time before! I also like to dance to country music and many of these songs are great dance songs. Try it, you'll "Love It All Night" too!

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5.0 out of 5 stars I have always liked Rodney's music and now July 20, 2014
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This cd was for my son who is autistic. He loves music and learned to talk through music. He listens to the cd and is learning the songs. He never knew who Rodney Crowell was, but when he heard on of his songs on the radio, he started searching for the cd. I have always liked Rodney's music and now, so does my son. A great cd to add to or very large collection of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not mainstream... April 13, 2014
By GR56
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If you like mainstream music Rodney’s not your cup of tea….if you’re a Ketchum, Yoakum, Petty.... type Rodney’s your cup.
Sometimes it hits home from the first note…that would Ketchum to me….sometimes it sinks in…that’s Rodney.
I prefer singer/song writers…and that’s what they are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of his albums February 25, 2014
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I love Rodney Crowell and saw him love many times in the. 1980's but lost all his music in a divorce . I am happy to start rebuilding my library
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