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More a Legend Than a Band [Import]

FlatlandersAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long.

But when the trio decided to collaborate on songwriting for Hills And Valleys, the fourth in a rather elongated string of Flatlanders albums, they realized it wouldn’t be easy. ... Read more in Amazon's Flatlanders Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 31, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: October 31, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B0000002C1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dallas
2. Tonight I'm Gonna Go Downtown
3. You've Never Seen Me Cry
4. She Had Everything
5. Rose From The Mountain
6. One Day At A Time
7. Jole Blon
8. Down In My Hometown
9. Bhagavan Decreed
10. The Heart You Left Behind
11. Keeper Of The Mountain
12. Stars In My Life
13. One Road More

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Product Description

Reissue of the only recordings made in 1972 by this legendary, short-lived, country band from Lubbock, TX. Mostly original songs featuring the lead vocals of Jimmie Dale Gilmore-with Butch Hancock and Joe Ely lending vocal and instrumental support with occasional guest appearances by Steve Wesson on musical saw! Country with a mystical touch- Dallas; You've Never Seen Me Cry; Tonight I Think I'm Going Downtown; Rose from the Mountain and more.

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More a legend than a band because, even though the Flatlanders included the likes of Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock, their 1972 album wasn't actually released on vinyl until 1980 and on CD until 1990. By then, that trio of singer-songwriters had become solo stars. But this long-lost debut isn't just historically interesting. Gilmore songs here, such as "Dallas" and "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown," have become folk-country classics, and the old-time arrangements--often featuring little more than guitar, Dobro, and (on a few cuts) musical saw--are quite haunting, as are Gilmore's piercing lead vocals. --David Cantwell

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Alt-Country Classic July 15, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
13 soulful twangy perfect gems. Yes, there's a saw being played amongst the other instruments, but it just adds to the feeling of other-worldliness on this legendary recording. I was delighted and moved by this CD; so much so that it is high up on my list of essential recordings, and I listen to A LOT of music. Perhaps not for everyone, but for anyone who likes great songs and great performances, and anyone who wants to be swept away to the lonesome plains of West Texas.
Those who liked it when country went pop need not apply. This is for folks who like *real* country.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Country music for those who hate country music September 24, 1998
Format:Audio CD
The Flatlanders may be "more a legend than a band," but this album is a legacy that will always live on. The group uses a wide array of instruments and vocal techniques to create a sound that is both layered and elegently simple. "Dallas" may be one of the best country/folk songs ever recorded. Even if you don't like country music, you owe it to yourself to pick up this album. You will be won over.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I bought this a few years ago based on reading a review. I was not really into country all that much or altcountry. I have since become a fan of alt country. But there are songs on here that make your mind reel. "Dallas" and "I think I'm gonna go downtown" are two really great songs sung in that Jimmie Dale Gilmore seemingly 1920's vocal style. He sounds like the guy that Willie Nelson is trying to grow up to be. It's hard to explain really the effect that Gilmore's voice has. I understand that Gilmore has sung and played with Nelson, but it really should be the other way around. In any case, this is a must own.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite country album December 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I grew up listening to Jimmie Dale Gilmore (and a few Joe Ely)albums, all of which I loved...but not as much as this album, which I did not hear until just about a year ago. This album has the best versions of "Dallas" and "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown," (which I would personally rate even higher than Dallas as a song); I especially like the musical saw -- it adds an eerie but very interesting dimension to the music. This album is definitely a classic.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars saw, too much July 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There's a lot of nice music on this album, and the two cuts everyone alludes to, Dallas & Tonite I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown, are really terrific. The musical saw is a huge detraction tho. It reminded me of Brian Wilson's use of the bicycle horn on Pet Sounds' You Still Believe In Me; it's a great touch, comes out of left field and adds dimension to the song, a great idea. That's how I felt about the saw when I heard it on "Dallas;" then, the band proceeded to use it again and again, and it got to be a drag. Brian knew how to be inventive and creative with this stuff without overdoing it (and I don't mean to belabor the Wilson connection here, cuz that connection is pretty tenuous here, obviously), but the Flatlanders wayyyy overdid the novelty instrumentation here.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad song on this CD May 25, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is an absolute classic. There is not a bad song on this CD. The lyrics are well written and the music is energetic and original. The city of Dallas is perferectly described by the song of the same name. If you think you hate country music, listen to this CD. It will change your mind.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An All-Time Favorite April 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If I could only listen to 10 albums for the rest of my life, this would definetely be one of them.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Wait and Worth It! August 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Like many others, I got turned onto The Flatlanders by Don Imus and bought Now Again. It whetted my appetite for more and I found a copy of More Than A Legend Than a Band on Amazon. If anything, it is better than Now Again. Starting with Dallas and Tonight I'm Going Downtown, the album takes us through a gamut of emotions from joy to despair. Bhagavan Decreed is especially poignant. The story behind More a Legend Than a Band is fascinating. After changes from the 8-track issued in 1972 and more fits and starts, it was finally released as a CD in 1990. The success of Now Again has lured us back to "retro-country" music of Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. My thanks to the I-Man for the lead.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
As always the Flatlanders come through with wonderful songs that defy placing them into any specific genre - great CD
Published 4 months ago by BARBARA B WINDHAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is the classic Flatlanders CD. These guys, back when they were just kids, put out one of the best country albums of all time. Too bad Nashville cast a blind eye to their work.
Published 6 months ago by Michael John Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love it!
While I have been familiar with Joe Ely for a very long time, I only stumbled onto the Flatlanders (literally) a couple of years ago. I now have 3 cds of their work. I'm a fan.
Published on July 14, 2012 by Shoveldog
5.0 out of 5 stars More a Legend Than a Band - The Flatlanders
Another great album by the Flatlanders. As Individual performers or all together in a group performing as the Flatlanders, you'll have hours of enjoyable listening with this... Read more
Published on February 5, 2011 by Darrell Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A Richly-Deserved Legend and More Than a Great Band
I discovered this album only a few years ago, and have since purchased each of the Flatlander's albums (and many of their individual albums) and have seen the band in person three... Read more
Published on March 4, 2010 by Donald M. Kerwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Wonderful
I had this record some years back, and just recently went to see a concert by the Flatlanders, looked for the record to listen to before, and couldn't find it! Read more
Published on July 7, 2007 by Music Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the truly great country albums of all time
Although Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock were all destined for alt country greatness, for some unfathomable reason the band of which they were all members was not. Read more
Published on June 21, 2006 by Robert Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars In addition to Johnny Cash
I am not much for country music but it has the potential for beauty, with its combined inclusions of comedy and sadness. Read more
Published on February 4, 2005 by Paul Montag
1.0 out of 5 stars One saw too many
Didn't know what a musical saw was, but henceforth I will be on the lookout. Unless you like an eerie wail floating over most of the tunes, this album is nigh unlistenable.
Published on February 23, 2004 by R. P. Marshall
2.0 out of 5 stars poor quality
This cd sounds like it was made in a garage. The only thing that could have saved it was (carmalita from the I5 album).
Does anyone know where I can get an that album ?
Published on October 3, 2003 by jerry
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