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  • Audio CD (March 30, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • ASIN: B0001MDPNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,335 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 tracks worth of some great cover songs such as Roy Orbison's 'Blue Bayou', The Louvin Bros. 'The Great Atomic Power', The Flying Burrito Bros. 'Hot Burrito #1', & more, packaged in a die-cut slipcase. CMH Records. 2004.

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As vocalist for the Mavericks, Raul Malo's powerful voice and the band's success in mixing vintage material with originals arranged in "classic" styles helped revive eclecticism in Nashville. Here, he and a first-rate band of acoustic sidemen run through country, pop, and folk standards, most (not all) well-known. Mixing Bob Dylan ("You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go") and Gordon Lightfoot ("Early Morning Rain") with Jimmie Rodgers ("Waiting for a Train") and the Louvin Brothers ("The Great Atomic Power") is quintessential Malo. Having long ago channeled Roy Orbison's vocal dynamics, it's a given that he soars on "Blue Bayou" and the Henry Mancini-Johnny Mercer pop standard "Moon River." He and the musicians rework Van Morrison's "Bright Side of the Road" into a powerful gospel-style rave-up. Good as those three numbers are, the players don't sustain that same level throughout. These supremely gifted pickers, all respected instrumentalists, play it safe with solos and arrangements. Even Malo himself seems uncharacteristically low-keyed. The music is certainly pleasant, but given such a stellar blend of talent, it's also disappointingly predictable. --Rich Kienzle

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Fans, of course will love it.
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This is a fun cd with lots of great songs on it.
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I absolutely love Raul Malo's voice.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Daffodil on April 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Raul's ever since I saw him sing "Make the world go away" on the Nashville celebrates the Ryman tv special several years ago. I just love to hear him sing, and this cd is
beautiful. I have been playing it since I bought it and the rendition of Blue Bayou is very haunting. Great job and the instrumentals are first rate. Highly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Arndt on June 23, 2004
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Maybe not as powerful as it could have been, but perhaps that's because I've heard everything the man's recorded and heard him live several times. This is a laid back, comfortable collection with at least three crackerjack songs on it. My favorites are The Great Atomic Power, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go and Bright Side Of The Road but there's enough different styles for anybody to enjoy something. Well worth purchasing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Marçal on March 18, 2006
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As I'm writing this, I'm hearin' for... I don't know how many times to this great album. With all the due respect, I just don't understand what does Rich Kienzle mean by "disappointingly predictable". I mean, come on, what's so predictable about it or, even worst, disappointingly? It's a great album! Great musicians, great selection of songs and on the top of it all there's Raul Malo's voice, the best one since Elvis and Roy Orbison. That's the plain truth. Sorry Rich, but that's the way I see. If I'm disapointed is that the album has mere 12 songs. I could hear 12 more, easily. Once a heard a fan saying that he would pay just to hear Doc Watson talk. It wouldn't matter if he wouldn't sing or play anything. I understood right away what he meant, because I would to. The same thing applies to artists like Raul Malo. He doesn't have to do much to please his audience and, in my point of view, he does a lot on this record. I didn't like his previous work "Today", the songs aren't good and so, but still there's a great voice behind them. Well, I think I've said enough. Fans, of course will love it. Newcomers would want more. That's how I see.

Favorites tunes? Louvin Brothers' "Great Atomic Power", Roy's "Blue Bayou", and Hank Williams's "Weary Blues". Although the instrumental is great, I'd love to hear Malo singing Jimmie Roger's "Waiting For A Train". Maybe next time. The weakest try is Gram Parsons' "Hot Burrito", once Malo himself has done it better. Keep on singin' Raul and God bless you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daisey G. Brock on October 3, 2007
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I love Raul, he has the most amazing voice and a style all his own. Anyone who enjoys his work with the Mavericks or his more recent solo albums will like this cd. It does have a different feel, more stripped down and basic. Raul does a great job with the vocals and you really hear the music behind him. Sometimes music seems to be all about the singer but on this album the instruments shine along with the vocals. It is very laid back - not one to put on while cleaning the house but, a good one for a mellow mood. Blue Bayou is amazing and one of my all time favorite songs Sentimental Reasons will have you singing to your sweetie and waltzing around the kitchen.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rick Wright on April 7, 2004
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If you enjoy Raul Malo's voice and like acoustic country/bluegrass you will love this album. Unlike the Mavericks with more dobro and less pop feel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Sue Martell on March 30, 2013
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Raul Malo has one of the most remarkable voices around today. I never miss purchasing his latest CD. This one doesn't disappoint me. No matter how often I play it I'm delighted. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't listened to Raul's music. If they do they'll likely be hooked too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie M. Ebel on June 13, 2007
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Fantastic work of musical and vocal art !
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Pat Flynn is flat out one of the best guitar players you don't know you have heard. Since the breakup of Flynn's former band, New Grass Revival, he has worked as a studio performer. New Grass Revival was even more iconoclastic than The Mavericks. Both groups suffered from a refusal to stick to accepted categories, which the music industry was not elastic enough to accept. Flynn's solo CD efforts haven't taken off, but he may be sticking too close to hearth and home and not promoting them.

Dave Pomeroy is a good guy and a great performer, also. I don't know anything about Rob Ickes, but just the fact these guys let him play with them says a lot.
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