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Long Way From Tupelo

Paul ThornAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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listen  7. It Don't Get Any Better Than This 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native took an unexpected detour on the road to recording his latest album. After writing many discs of semi-autobiographical tunes, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter - hailed as the "Mark Twain ... Read more in Amazon's Paul Thorn Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 19, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Perpetual Obscurity Records
  • ASIN: B0012IWK2K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME February 19, 2008
By Joyce
Format:Audio CD
I, too, have been waiting a year for this one. Paul and the band have been playing these songs at concerts for a while, but you just gotta have the music available whenever you want to play it!! As Gray stated in the first review, there's not one song you'd want to skip, nor is there one that isn't worth airplay. Each one tells a story of life and love (and facsimiles thereof, as only Paul and Billy Maddox can convey) with Paul's powerful voice, backed by a perfect blend of background vocals and instrumentation. Huey Lewis plays harmonica on "I'm Still Here". His sisters, Deborah and Charlotte harmonize on "When the Long Road Ends", which caps the collection beautifully. This CD is a must for all Paul Thorn fans, both old and "not yet".

Joyce
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait March 10, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Paul, Billy, Michael and the boys have produced a wonderfully rich and varied record this time out. From the lush productions of Everybody Wishes, Lucky 7 Ranch and the title track to the spare and minimal approach to Burning Blue and When The Long Road Ends, there is something here for almost anyone. Overriding the entire effort is the accessible every-man vibe that Paul and Billy bring to the lyrics. Whatever opinion of the music and style, no one can argue that they have nothing to say.

Lucky 7 Ranch is one of only two tracks that would have served as an opener for this album (the title track is the other). But as Rob Gordon said of musical compilations (and all albums are compilations, though he was speaking specifically of mixed discs), "you have to start with a bang". Lucky 7 Ranch has that bang, from the first blast of Jeffrey's kick drum to the brilliant interplay between Bill and Michael on the break, the song is a wonderfully crafted opener. Lyrically, the inventive cleverness of wonderful lines "like a snowball they rolled down the aisle...she'd soon be 18" and "you can't grow pretty flowers by a house built on the sand" are what we've come to expect from Paul.

To carry on the High Fidelity metaphor, the boys then "kick it up a notch" with Everybody Wishes, one of my picks for a single. Realistically, there is no good reason this song should not be a huge mainstream hit.

I'm Still Here. The only thing I can say about this song is that it obviously had more loving attention lavished on it in the studio than any other track.

Long Way From Tupelo is the very first song I heard off this album before there even was an album. It's really the only other song that could have served as an opener.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Thorn should be much more famous April 6, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A Long Way from Tupelo is a great addition to Paul Thorn's body of work. He is reflective and roudy and demonstrates himself to be the thinking man's alternative country artist. If you only buy one CD this year, buy this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot damn, I like this album a lot! April 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I haven't found any new music in years to move me like Long Way From Tupelo has. Paul Thorn serves up a slice of life that is both lyrical and believeable. It's hard to label his rock, blues, gospel, delta style of music in words other than HOT DAMN! I gar-on-tee you'll like it too.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of hooks , lyrics and life February 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have had sleepless nights waiting for this cd. It has actually slowed my life down. Sort of like waiting on Christmas when you are a kid. It seems it will never get here. THE WAIT WAS WELL WORTH IT. This cd is more of a guitar album. It has some sweet licks and is so well produced but it doesn't sound plastic at all. Paul's voice just shine thru with that edge he has. Just listening to the chorus of Everybody Wishes is worth the cd. It sort of goes in a slightly different direction and just opens up. When The Long Road Ends is such a great acoustic song that really sends the message home. Burning Blue is a laid back song sure to help you out with getting the ladies in the mood. Crutches is yet another great song with the always present positive message. There is truly not a skip over song on this cd. The tracks are laid out perfectly. Sweet Tea, Black Eyed pea and the boys did well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Thorn July 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Bluesy, gutsy, singable. I really like his voice and the stories in his songs. I had heard a couple of the songs on the local public radio station, and it is nice to hear those. But the other tracks are what make the disc. I especially like the lyric "Everybody kisses the right one goodbye". Spoke to me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Music April 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had never heard of Paul Thorn until I recently caught a radio interview he did with Bob Edwards. I was quite taken with his life story and the music clips. I immediatly ordered "A Long Way From Tupelo", his new album. The guy can sing and write. I have really enjoyed every song and I love that his music is both fun and thoughtful. Check it out, he is worth it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Way Indeed... February 19, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Paul Thorn's A Long Way From Tupelo shows just how far Paul has come along in his career. From beginning to end, this album is a giant leap forward. It has the best elements of his previous works as well as what makes his Live Performances so unique. From the young love gone wrong in the first tune, Lucky 7 Ranch to the final look back on a life well loved and well lived in When the Long Road Ends, we take a well thought out musical journey.

I highly recommend this album for true music lovers.

~K
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music.
Nice deal, just as stated. I can listen to Paul over and over. I don't see why he hasn't made it big.
Published 1 month ago by James Edward Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues, Rock and a little Bible Pounding!
Gotta love Paul Thorn. Irreverant and sexy! There's nothing he sings that I don't love. The most perfect Summer weekend music.
Published 7 months ago by Katherine DeSalvo
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite artist
This was the first cd that I purchased by this artist. He is now my favorite singer and I have bought two more of his cds.
Published 13 months ago by NancyJ
4.0 out of 5 stars good
paul thorn down home music for the soul.have many of his alblums and hope to get more soon.recomend seeing him live,great show
Published 14 months ago by calvin k. britt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 'Nawleans' bluesy rock
Love the feel and Paul's voice carries some of the weaker songs. The band and production is very good and it has become
one of my favorite new albums. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars New fan
Never heard of Paul Thorn till 3 months ago. I heard him live in Aug. 2012 and now I'm hooked. Wanted some songs that he didn't play when at his show and this is a good collection... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Cindy M. Harwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Thorn
As always Paul Thorn delivers musical poetry that is "sing along" wonderful !!! My MP3 has more Paul than any other artist & keeps me motivated & smiling through my work outs. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sherri 50
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Thorn rocks!
Over the years Paul Thorn has become one of my top 5 favorites of all time. If anyone is ever on the bubble of whether to purchase anything Paul Thorn, stop thinking and enjoy... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Love this cd., no matter what the shape of the jacket the disc itself was/is fine. Took no time to get!
Published on July 26, 2010 by S. L. Baron
4.0 out of 5 stars Paul Thorn - great songwriter
Paul Thorn is coming to Ann Arbor for a show at The Ark (fabulous place to hear music) & I wanted to check out his music before deciding to get tickets. Read more
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