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|1. Wish I Hadn't Stayed So Long|
|2. Take Me Away|
|3. Down The Road Tonight|
|4. Good Friends|
|5. Hey Baby Where You Been|
|7. Little Rock|
|8. Leave Here Standing|
|9. Sit In With The Band|
|10. Long Way Home|
There's not a weak song here, which is saying something considering the album's range. From the wistful lamentation of Wish I Hadn't Stayed So Long to the silly wordplay of Down the Road Tonight, Carll exhibits a deft lyrical touch across the widest possible range of human emotions.
And yet Carll is more than just a songwriter. His rough, thickly accented voice and exquisite acoustic guitar work are what really drive the album.
While Carll is the clear star, he benefits from some help along the way.
Guy Clark co-wrote the haunting Rivertown. And Clark's guitar work from The Randall Knife clearly inspired the similarly elegiac Long Way Home.
Ray Wylie Hubbard co-wrote the riotous Chickens. In the liner notes, Carll adds the following disclaimer: 'Ray and I felt that what the world really needed was a song about chickens. There is a good chance that we were wrong.' Perhaps, but the world definitely could use more songs as enjoyable as this one.
Guest vocals from Allison Moorer and stellar instrumental work from producer R.S. Field, Jimmy Lester, and Kenny Vaughn add depth and texture, confirming Little Rock as something more than just standard singer/songwriter fare.
Indeed, Little Rock is anything but ordinary. It is an energetic confirmation of Carll's status among the state's most promising young artists.
-This Is Texas Music, March 2005
Bought it for a gift and it was well received. I don't know anything about it personally.Published 11 days ago by Maryjane Rayhart
Smart clever lyrics with a unique country sound and some legendary cowritesPublished 29 days ago by matthew db
Hayes is one heck of singer song writer (and a funny dude). Play this CD to improve your mood.Published 4 months ago by Jan McIntosh
I'm a huge Hayes Carll fan and this cd doesn't have a song on it that I would rate less than 10. His voice, his songwriting, the musicians all are fantastic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Barrow
love love love Hayes Carll...fast slow funny sad drinking sober it all good...I now have all his cds....yabba dabba doPublished 7 months ago by wool
Got this for my hubby since he loves this guy so much. Almost all the songs are good and it makes you happy to listen to it! Read morePublished 11 months ago by loreleigal
Got this CD just for the song "Little Rock", but ended up liking all the songs on this CD. My opinion is this is the best CD he has made.Published 13 months ago by Heather
Hayes Carll is truly a guitar genuis! The chicken song alone is worth the price of the CD! LOVE LOVE!Published 15 months ago by Kathleen