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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 (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It has been well worth the wait, as I love each and every song on it.
Leslie J. Witten
His lyrics are more sharply honed, the compositions are more complicated, and his sense of character is that of a great short story writer.
estreeter4life
His music touches me and I very much enjoy going to see him perform live!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Jezek, Jr. on 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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joyce on February 19, 2008
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Duncan Mcginnis on April 6, 2008
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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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gray Burchette Jr. on February 19, 2008
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Lewis on April 29, 2008
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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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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly S. Holden on February 20, 2008
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I cannot agree more with all of the previous reviews. Paul Thorn truly speaks to your heart and soul with each of the songs on this new CD. I waited with all the excitement of a child on Christmas Eve for it's arrival. When I brought it home, it was in the CD player before my coat or wet, snowy shoes had even been removed. I sat back in my recliner, grinning ear to ear. I often found myself with eyes closed and nodding my head while swaying to the groove. It really does not get any better than this. I HATE music with vocals playing while trying to go to sleep, but I popped in that CD last night and really got into those vocals and slept like a baby. Hubby was a bit miffed about taking a backseat to a CD, but he'll get over it. All I can say to anyone who has not purchased this CD or ANY Paul Thorn Band CD, is that in this case, money truly can buy happiness. A happiness you can revisit over and over again, simply by slipping a little disc into a slot. Thank you Paul Thorn again for a smile that might not have been there otherwise.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Stovall on February 19, 2008
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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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