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Long Trip Alone [Enhanced]

Dierks BentleyAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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CMA Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock & roll. With six studio albums, he has earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, sold five million albums and scored ten No. one hits. Bentley is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and continues his headlining ... Read more in Amazon's Dierks Bentley Store

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  • Audio CD (October 17, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Liberty
  • ASIN: B000I2JTDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Every Mile A Memory
2. Can't Live It Down
3. Long Trip Alone
4. That Don't Make It Easy Loving Me
5. Soon As You Can
6. Trying To Stop You Leaving
7. Hope For Me Yet
8. The Heaven I'm Headed To
9. Free And Easy Down The Road I Go
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Prodigal Son's Prayer

Editorial Reviews

In the wake of 2005's Modern Day Drifter, Dierks Bentley has maintained fierce career momentum, earning awards, packing concerts, and joining the Grand Ole Opry in the space of just over a year. As before, he continues to flawlessly integrate straight-ahead, unforced vocals into a riproaring sound, underpinned this time by the solid, appealing mainstream acoustic bluegrass of touring partners the Grascals. The opening track, "Every Mile a Memory," defines the album's direction, buttressed by the witty "That Don't Make It Easy Loving Me." He projects clarity and desperation on "Trying to Stop Your Leaving," enhanced by an understated, yet appropriately tense arrangement. "Band of Brothers" celebrates the quintessential travails of musicians playing the low end of the honky-tonk circuit, while his all-inclusive, courageous views on "The Heaven I'm Headed To" may not please hardcore red-staters. The perpetual debate pitting country modernists against traditionalists often reaches the same levels of intensity as in current politics. Long Trip Alone demonstrates the smartest solution: quality modern country of the moment that simultaneously honors its past. --Rich Kienzle

Product Description

Bentley's third studio album, Long Trip Alone, this is an enhanced CD, which contains some of the new tracks, plus all the hits. This is a regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Dierks Bentley, who was nominated for the CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year award, has logged over 180,000 miles and more than 300 days on the road this past year, has played everything from small rock clubs to sold-out stadiums.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, Great CD - Bentley has another winner October 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
From start to finish, Dierks Bentley has released his most "complete" CD thus far. Covering the well-worn country landscape of redemption, wanderlust, heartbreak, honky tonks and bars. Overall, the tone is more reflective than that of the first 2 CDs - yet, there are enough rowdy "independent wanderer without-a-care-go-my-own-way" goodtime songs to keep the frat party crowd happy. This is a balanced collection of up-tempo party songs with wonderfully heartfelt ballads and the moving bluegrass tune "Prodigal Son's Prayer".

He co-wrote each of the 11 tracks and his voice has deepened since the last cd "Modern Day Drifter" - Bentley's warm tenor has gained a richness and his phrasing hints at the knowing weariness of the well-traveled road warrior. In listening to this CD in succession to the first two CDs - the "Bentley sound" becomes very distinctive with this new entry. Bentley has surrounded himself with a top notch studio band of seasoned Nashville session players (S. Brewster, J. Carter, JT Corenflos, B. Sutton, G. Morse, A. Haynie, R. Terrell). He gives them room to breathe - producing a wonderfully muscular sound in the arrangements that blend the best of traditional country with terrific fiddle (A Haynie), banjo and mandolin (B. Sutton) and lap and steel guitar (G Morse) with terrific propulsive percussion (S Brewster), melodic bass (J Carter) and superb guitar (JT Corenflos).

Several of the tracks - most notably "Every Mile A Memory", "Long Trip Alone", and "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" - evoke the sound of newer influences on the traditional country sound such as the rhythmic, keening guitar work of Coldplay and even U2.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dierks does it again!! November 7, 2006
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Another fine piece of work by one of country's rising stars of today. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing him in concert for the second time this past summer. He puts so much energy and passion into his music and his shows that it's almost mind-boggling. It doesn't look like he plans on slowing down anytime soon, either. I was instantly drawn to each song on this latest effort, even after the first listen. Dierks Bentley has kept up with his traditional style from previous albums. Once again, he mixes in a little honky-tonk with a little bluegrass and traditional country, as well. In addition to the first single, "Every Mile A Memory", other standout tracks include "The Heaven I'm Headed To", "Free and Easy", and "Prodical Son's Prayer". But dont' take my word for it. Listen for yourself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST yet! October 19, 2006
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Wow.... wow... wow. Having been a long-time fan of Dierks Bentley ever since he came out with his first cd, I must say that this newest cd far exceeded my expectations. This is his best cd ever! He has truly come so far in his musical career, and you can really hear and feel the emotions behind the songs. What I love about this is he stays true to himself, and is honest in everything he sings. All of these songs are my favorites! Every one of them is unique and just fantastic.

if you're looking for great, enjoyable quality country music, this is the cd for you

WAY TO GO DIERKS!! Keep it up!!!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great country effort from Dierks Bentley October 17, 2006
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What makes up country music? Songs of lovin, livin', leavin', drinkin', and carryin' on. What makes up Dierks Bentley's third album? Pretty much all that, plus a lot of heart. These are songs that you and Bentley can both relate to; he compares losing his love to tossing a penny in the Rio Grande; references country/rock buddies Cross Canadian Ragweed; features bluegrass tourmates The Grascals; declares that Heaven is a place where even "thieves and prostitutes" can enter; and bemoans the life he's found on the road, while honoring his heroes, friends, and family who help support him. There's nothing surprising here, which isn't much of a surprise itself--after all, Bentely has always worn his life out on his sleeve.

Dierks Bentley isn't the most original artist out there; hell, half of his licks and melodies "borrow" their power from old Waylon Jennings tunes. What we like about Bentley is this: his honesty. He makes records that he is living or has lived in the past. LONG TRIP ALONE more-or-less chronicles his life on the road, showing you how hard-touring he really his. This record is just as strong as its predecessors (as Bentley sings: "We ain't no rookies, it's our third tour of duty"), featuring those driving rhythms that, though they don't make him unique, do make him stand out from his contemporaries. LONG TRIP ALONE will please those who have already been captured by Bentley's music, and perhaps wrangle a few more into the herd.
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4.0 out of 5 stars FACM ( French Association of Country Music ) review October 25, 2006
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This is Dierks Bentley's fourth album ( he had released one in 2001 entitled "Don't Leave me in Love") and once again, it is a pleasure listening to him. Indeed, Dierks has a very special voice, neither too deep nor too high-pitched; a very personal musical style which mixes bluegrass ( in the image of the song "Prodigal Son's Prayer" performed with the Grascals ), country rock with "Trying to Stop your Leaving", beautiful ballads such as "Long Trip Alone", etc... He has a very wide register and he gives a lot of depth of sound to his albums. Impossible to be bored. He's backed up by the best of musicians. Brett Beavers wrote a few songs for this album, but Dierks himself also did. The latter has this rhythm-breaking characteristic we can notice in "That don't Make it Easy Loving Me". There also are some instrumental solos ( steel guitar, banjo or electric guitar). In short, his album is very original and varied. His music falls within a joyful register with bouncy rhythms which will put each of us in good spirits. Dierks continues imposing his trademark, style and no doubt he will become a household name ( if he isn't already). Just let me tell you that a Live DVD should be released in 2007.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoy his music so much, great cd.
Published 1 month ago by teresa morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD
I love Dierks because he always puts a 90's country spin in his songs instead of this new rap/rock spin
Published 1 month ago by Kristin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great buy
Published 1 month ago by James Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
This is a really good album by Dierks. I would say best of his first three cds. Free and Easy is best track but he has some excellent story telling songs on here as well.
Published 16 months ago by Jeremy Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Dierks Bentley Cd
I love every song on this CD...I love everything that Dierks does...I highly recommend his new CD Up ON The Ridge. I also highly recommend buying from amazon. Read more
Published on August 6, 2010 by Rebecca L. Wierzbicki
5.0 out of 5 stars His Best Album So Far!
This is Dierks 3rd album and he has decided to go more Country/Rock and he pulls it off nicely!
Included are his big hits Every Mile A Memory,Free And Easy(Down The Road I... Read more
Published on June 2, 2010 by IrishCountryGal
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality!!!
Great CD! Can't help wonder...why haven't I bought this one before...but better late then never...
Published on April 3, 2010 by Jan Lindqvist
5.0 out of 5 stars Dierks Bentley as always- great!
I've loved this album since I first heard tracks from it with a personal memory of his performance of Long trip Alone at the 4th of July at the Capitol. Read more
Published on May 21, 2009 by Sandra Gentry
4.0 out of 5 stars Great progressive country music
Music and great, very enjoyable progressive country sound. Really like his music and style, but find some of his songs are not kid-friendly with risque/racy lyrics. Read more
Published on December 13, 2008 by A. Gift For You
4.0 out of 5 stars Dierks at his Best!
I loved this cd! This is Dierks at his best and this is great country music!

The thing I love best about Dierks and this cd are the lyrics; whenever I am listening to... Read more
Published on June 26, 2008 by J. Moreau
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