Outlaw

June 21, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: June 14, 2010
  • Release Date: June 14, 2010
  • Label: Time-Life Music
  • Copyright: 2010 Saguaro Road Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 45:33
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  • ASIN: B003R4JLMY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,583 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I yield to no one in my admiration for Mr. Chesnutt.
Cody Robert at Spokane
My husband and I bought his new CD at his concert in SLO, CA and have been listening to it over and over again.
Army Wife Minnix
What a great set of songs sung by one of the greatest country singers I have ever listened to.
Deborah Warner

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Misty Brooks on June 27, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Mark Chesnutt..the Good Ole Boy from Beaumont with Honky Tonk in his blood isn't no stranger when singing real country music..and he definitely isn't no stranger at singing the outlaws before us who were well at it while alot of us were still in diapers. This album is precisely that, a tribute to the country music icons and personal heroes of many. This album gives a chilling tribute to Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Willie Nelson and others in which the outlaw era will appreciate and the younger generation can use as a tool to re-live the familiar tunes they grew up on themselves, thanks to the help of a name and voice that was once familiar in everyone's household; Mark Chesnutt.

His voice is solid as ever as he delivers voices from the past, and that solid country drawl still exists in his voice that won fans over years ago. Mark's voice and style of country was very well missed and Outlaw is one album you should definitely buy more than one copy of. One to listen to, and one to store on your shelf of favorites.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Yap TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 25, 2010
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Prime Cuts: A Couple of Good Years, Sunday Mornings Comin' Down, Only Daddy That Will Walk the Line

By today's standard, "Outlaw" sounds domesticated. Eight years after Chesnutt parted from Columbia Records, Chesnutt has never stopped churning out one album after another, albeit on smaller labels. "Outlaw" is Chesnutt's first covers CD whereby he tips his Stetson to the movers and shakers of the outlaw movement in country music. Started as a reaction against the slick strings-laden Nashville sounds of the 60s, outlaw country is a deliberate attempt to puts dome teeth and grit back to the genre. Up until the movement's abeyance, this subgenre has seen its share of sonic gems by artists such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Kris Kristofferson among others. Nevertheless, in the light of today's rock based anthemic country, these dozen songs sound pretty laidback and mind you very country. Perhaps it's producer Pete Anderson's retro-style touches on these songs giving them a late 70s/early 80s feel, these songs sound pretty much like they had lived through a time warp with an old fashioned feel yet interpreted by Chesnutt's contemporary nuances.

As with all cover albums, there is conundrum of how much creativity do you have with these chestnuts? One could easily be accused of irreverence if innovative readings were proffered. On the other hand, one could also be damned if a religiously close interpretation is mimic. On the whole, Chesnutt has chosen the latter with a slight dose of the former. Chesnutt's take of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is the exemplar. With his slow and thoughtful nuance of each syllable of this tune, Chesnutt has captured the angst of the song's lyrical depths.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Giranio on July 1, 2010
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I admit I am biased, because I love Mark's music ever since his debut of "Too Cold At Home 2 decades ago. This cd has lost none of his country roots and reflects the homage he pays to predecessors such as George Jones, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. A super album if you enjoy traditional country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dalton VINE VOICE on January 4, 2011
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On Outlaw, Mark Chesnutt pays tribute to the songs that "brought him to the dance." "I cut my teeth on this kind of music," Chestnutt said. "It's an opportunity for me to pay tribute to some of my biggest heroes in country music."

This Texan enjoys a special kinship with some of the performers and writers who made these songs popular. Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, along with songwriters Billy Joe Shaver and Guy Clark, all come from Texas. Rather than permanently move to Nashville, Chesnutt chose to keep Beaumont, Texas as his hometown.

The tracks are a mix of Chesnutt's neotraditional style that alternates between honky-tonk and ballads. The lyrics may not be as familiar, but the chorus on Kristofferson's "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" is immediately recognizable. It's an impressive song that Chesnutt performs to perfection. He gives Neil Young's "Are You Ready for the Country" (recorded by Waylon Jennings) a grit that Young's version never had. Another standout is "A Couple More Years," previously done by Willie Nelson, and recorded here as a duet with Amber Digby.

The production, musicianship and vocals are impeccable throughout. The songs live up to the album title with plenty of stories about women, partying and a hard lifestyle. That's not to say that this doesn't have its tender moments. Kristofferson's "Lovin' Her Was Easier" and "Freedom to Stay" (recorded by Waylon Jennings) are beautifully rendered love songs.

Chesnutt can honky-tonk with the best, but his reverent interpretations of classic ballads moved me the most. You can hear the pathos in the closing "Desperados Waiting for a Train."

Outlaw is Chesnutt's fourteenth studio recording. Along the way, he has earned four platinum and five gold albums plus fourteen #1 singles. This modern-day outlaw shows no signs of slowing down with this heartfelt work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Schwar Didier on August 8, 2010
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très satisfait, si ce n'est que les fraits de port un peu chère
par à port au prix de l'article. recommande amazon.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chesnuttfan on July 19, 2010
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Mark Chesnutt keeps not only the spirit of honky-tonk alive and well, but pumps new life into the old outlaw songs. Mark's voice has never been better as he sings the outlaw songs of the 70s that influenced his career. Waylon, Willie, and the boys are all represented here; a wonderful primer for those who were too young at the time to hear these songs growing up. Black Rose and Freedom To Stay are my two favorite songs on the record, with Sunday Morning Comin' Down running a close third. Folks, if you want good, solid country music, You just can't go wrong with this record!!
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