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Now Again

FlatlandersAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 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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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B000065V9X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,805 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Includes Going Away; Julia; Wavin' My Heart Goodbye; Down in the Light of the Melon Moon; Right Where I Belong; My Wildest Dreams Grow Wilder Every Day , and more. The latest form Jimmie Dale and Gilmore, Joe ely and crew! I Thought the Wreck Was Over; Yesterday Was Judgement Day; Now It's Now Again; All You Are Love; You Make It Look Easy; Pay the Alligator; Down on Filbert's Rise; South Wind of Summer

The Flatlanders--Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock--first came together in Lubbock, Texas, in 1971. Along with musical saw player Steve Wesson and mandolinist Tony Pearson, they recorded one of the great "lost" albums of all time, a quirky acoustic-music gem that finally saw the light of day in 1990, when Rounder released the aptly named More a Legend Than a Band. Ely, Gilmore, and Hancock have since gone on to forge distinguished musical careers: Ely as a Texas roots rocker, Gilmore as a mystical country crooner, and Hancock as a celebrated songwriter. Now Again, produced by Ely, marks the group's first album-length collaboration in 30 years. And if it lacks the charm of their first effort--there's nothing here that compares with Gilmore's "Dallas" and "Tonight I'm Gonna Go Downtown"--it still has a certain appeal that comes from putting three old friends together in the studio and rolling some tape. With the exception of Utah Phillips's "Going Away," all the songs were written by Ely, Gilmore, and Hancock, and they sing them in various duo and trio combinations. Some work better than others--standouts include the bouncy rocker "My Wildest Dreams Grow Wilder Every Day" and the country ballad "Down on Filbert's Rise"--but all are worth a listen. --David Hill

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lont awaited album, almost worth the wait May 29, 2002
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What a strange marriage. The hard rocking and down-to-earth Texan Joe Ely, the mystical and ephemerally ghost-like Jimmie Dale Gilmore, with a voice that just cannot be, and the puzzle that is Butch Hancock - a man with the intellect and skills, it seems, to govern a large corporation or a small state.
We're of an age, the Flatlanders and me. And we share a vision of the West Texas flatlands. Although I've lately become much more enamored of Robert Earl Keen's musical tours of Texas towns and descriptions of Texas people, and can never get enough of Steve Earle, I'll kill to hear anything new by Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Butch adds a key ingredient, making the trio unique.
This long awaited collection, which they've promised in their live shows for years, is worth the wait for people like me. But I had the sense, listening to it for the first time, that others, not so steeped in the legend, not so attuned to the nuances, may find it rather ordinary.
Joe's rendition of "I Thought The Wreck Was Over" is getting all the initial air play locally. Fine. Hear it a time or time and file it away. It would be a "b" side on any Joe Ely album. And when Joe does it live in 2010 - his excellent live albums have been released in 1980, 1990 and 2000 (you gotta have all three) -it may take off.
Particularly appealing are tunes like "Going Away", Down on Filbert's Rise", and "South Wind of Summer". "Down in the Light of the Melon Moon" is different and may take a couple of listens to sort out and evaluate. But I liked hearing it the first time.
Musicality is excellent throughout, highlighted by Jimmie Dale's acoustic guitar, which is so good it elevates some otherwise "just okay" tracks to the level of "gotta keep hearin' it".
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Americana event of the year August 16, 2002
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I expected this cd to be good, but not that good. This is a classic, I can see magazines in 10 years with people talking about the first time they heard this cd, and how it changed their life. Many songs just sound like classics written by Chuck Berry or The Carters or Woodie Guthrie or Hank Williams, actually I went to the booklet to make sure the songs were written by Hancock, Guilmore and Ely.
This is much much better than "More a legend than a band"which is more a cd for completists of these great guys than a real band cd. This is the real thing, the promise delivered and the river that flows.
I can't wait for the next CD from these three together , so buy them by the thousands, buy this cd until they record a third one!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I've been a fan of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock for years, and while this record is not quite as good as the best solo records they've produced, it's solidly enjoyable -- music that makes you feel good, like hearing an old Grateful Dead song you haven't heard for years.

Don't expect a rocking live Joe Ely album, or you'll be disappointed. And don't expect a Roy Orbisonesque romantic tour de force like a Jimmie Dale album. Also don't expect the Texas Bob Dylan, as you would with Butch Hancock. It's a blend of country, folk, rock and blues.

Joe's contribution is the weakest of the three. They take turns on lead vocals from song to song, and the only one Joe sings that I really like a lot is the nostalgic "Now It's Now Again." There are only four songs out of fourteen, though, that I don't care for much at all (2 sung by Joe, 1 by Jimmie Dale and 1 by Butch), and so the 4 stars.

"My Wildest Dreams Grow Wilder Every Day" keeps alive the Texas swing of Bob Wills, and sounds like one of Jimmie Dale's Hightone records of the late 80s/early 90s. "The South Wind of Summer" is a beautiful ballad. For me the extra kick is the less romantic, more down-to-earth yet philosophical lyrics which I recognize as Butch Hancock's, on songs like "Yesterday Was Judgement Day" and "You Make It Look Easy."

Great stuff! Definitely music that speaks to my experience.

I saw the Flatlanders live in Salt Lake City at an outdoor concert in the Summer of 2002 -- excellent!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More a Band than a Legend July 5, 2002
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The Flatlanders were a hidden treasure for those of us industrious enough to find and savor them. I came to them through Butch Hancock, who could rightfully claim to be the best American Songwriter if he cared about such things. Through him, I found Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and the original Flatlanders recording, More a Legend than a Band, a forgotten treasure resurrected only in the 1990s. Reuniting as the Flatlanders today, Butch, Joe, and Jimmie are not less than the sum of their parts, just something different and separately wonderful. There are no songs on Now Again that would rank among Hancock's best. Nothing rocks quite like the songs on Joe Ely's live albums. Nothing seems quite as spiritual as Gilmore's solo efforts. But all of this is okay, because Now Again is fun. The songs are smarter than anything playing on the radio. Moreover, it is an album by great friends, and it sounds like an album by great friends. I hope this hidden treasure remains hidden no more.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Just finished listening through the new CD "Now Again" from The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock) and it is everything we could have hoped for!
Simply put, it is a fantastic! Worth the decades long wait.
Pay the Alligator is great Texas r&b in the unique style of the three living-legends together. South Wind of Summer is the last track and it brings back every great memory of that lonely West Texas landscape sound which helped make The Flatlanders original album one of the greatest, most sought after cult-classics in Texas music history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is a replacement for one that was stolen so it was great to find it again. The Flatlanders are great to listen to and to savor for their soul.
Published 10 months ago by Dr. Patricia Calkin
3.0 out of 5 stars Flatlined, maybe a faint heartbeat
Legend is that was these three eccentric, poetic, wild-eyed TX boys Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely made an 8 track released only "Flatlanders". Read more
Published on September 13, 2008 by Robert S. Estes
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Flatlanders CD to get!
They're singer-songwriters in their own right and this is the Flatlanders CD where Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock's talents are greater than the sum of their... Read more
Published on May 21, 2008 by R. Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit down old friend
I'm a Boomer - I admit it. And I listen to all kinds of music. Always have. But if ever I need to sit down with old friends, and trade some tunes, this is perfect.
Published on February 14, 2006 by R. D. Snyder
2.0 out of 5 stars carmelita
The sound quality is poor. If your're looking for Carmelita, the artist is Adam Duritz. Or go to I-10
Published on October 6, 2003 by jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
we love the music of the flatlanders and mostly jimmie gilmore . would love to see him in person. could you tell me if he is going to be in florida .thank you faye&jim jones
Published on August 1, 2003 by Faye D. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Now again *Play it AGAIN*
This album is jam packed with great tunes. I recently picked this up after hearing an Artist speak highly of it, and said it was currently a favourite of His. Read more
Published on April 15, 2003 by Yolanda
3.0 out of 5 stars Now and AGAIN>>LATER
The music playin' is GOOD but the songs lack something or in other words all sound kinda the same. It's OK but not GREAT!
Published on August 24, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Imus is Dead Right - "Now Again" is a Masterpiece!
First, a disclaimer. I bought this CD off of Amazon after reading a blurb in the Wall Street Journal sometime in late June. Read more
Published on August 9, 2002 by Michael L. Hagood
4.0 out of 5 stars Potent reunion LP
With the release of their second album in thirty years, the Flatlanders make good on a reputation that's rested on the latter-day impact of their 1972 debut and the solo careers of... Read more
Published on August 6, 2002 by hyperbolium
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