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Outward Bound

Sonny LandrethAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Sonny and Eric Clapton perform “Promise Land” at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.


Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Landreth is a musician's musician who is best known for his signature slide playing. Landreth developed a technique where he frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments behind the slide while he plays. He plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He's also known for his ... Read more in Amazon's Sonny Landreth Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zoo
  • ASIN: B000026Y98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,093 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Soldier Of Fortune
2. Back To Bayou Teche
3. When You're Away
4. Sacred Ground
5. New Landlord
6. Speak Of The Devil
7. Yokamoma
8. Planet Cannonball
9. Common Law-Love
10. Bad Weather
11. Outward Bound

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the best! August 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Does Sonny Landreth realize just how good he is!? There are a lot of fine guitarists out there but he's easily as good as the best and a whole lot more subtle. Guitarists are usually always comin' at ya and throwing it all in your face. Landreth sneaks a lot by you if you're not paying close attention. It might take more than one listening to realize how smooth he actually is. He's also a good writer which is much rarer in guitarists than most might believe. His songs are genuinely good natured. He has the uncanny ability to write sweet without your needing an insulin shot to listen to it. And as amazing a slide player as he is, one only need listen to his solo work at the end of "When You're Away" to note that his non-slide isn't too shabby either. For anyone who has an appreciation for fine guitar playing and good Louisianna style song writing, this CD will float to the top of your listening pile.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SONNY IS INCREDIBLE!!! September 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Starting with "Soldier of Fortune", Sonny takes you on a memorable ride with his unique style of playing slide guitar. The title track "Outward Bound" has lyrics that will give you some food for thought. HE IS AWESOME live!!! Great lyrics and music bound together by his OWN style of playing slide.
I just wanted to amend my review, since last year.
This is a good CD. It may not be as good as the others, but I still listen to it. I don't find it boring at all. Soldier of Fortune starts this CD off just right. It's a kicking tune. I love "New Landlord" talking about people who throw it all away by betting on a whim. But in a comical way.
Planet Cannonball, has great lyrics too as well as Bad Weather and Outward Bound.
If you are looking for traditional Slide, then you may be disappointed. (Hell, not everyone likes Hendrix, ya know?) If you want to hear something that has not ever been done before, then you'll like him. Eric Clapton said it best about Sonny Landreth: ..."he may be one of the most underappreciated guitar players of our time..." Kudos to Eric.
But if you're looking for your first Sonny Landreth purchase, I'd highly recommend Levee Town, South of I-10 and The Road We're On.
Can't wait to see Sonny again. I am absolutely convinced he is not of this world. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonny's Outstanding -- This CD Will Stay With You August 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD years ago, too, and it turns out that I listen to it all the time! Sonny's not the world's best singer, but he's really pretty good, and each tune touches me at different times. I'm in a band and want to get my mates to do "Bad Weather" or "Speak of the Devil." Sonny's definitely the quintessential sideman, but he can also hold his own as a leader. I'd go see him anytime!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whoa!!!! December 3, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Outstanding album...I have been playing slide guitar for years and studying many of the greatest slide masters of all time. In my opinion, when discussing the greats like Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Ry Cooder and the like, you won't be able to have a complete conversation without mentioning Sonny's name as well. This album is for those who enjoy a little "attitude" with their slide music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: CD-R May 18, 2011
Format:Audio CD
The two star rating is not for the artist or the music. I would give Sonny a 4.5 to 5.0 star rating for all of his work. But amazon keeps putting out burned copies of music with booklets void of information important to knowing who the artist is,recording info. Look for the original release you won't regret it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Guy Below Me Has No Clue April 17, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD years and years ago, and it has amazing staying power. The songs are fantastic (check out "Mister Meet Your New Landlord"), and the guitar playing is supernatural. There ARE lots of brilliant slide guitar players out there, but what sets Sonny Landreth apart is the combination of his great songwriting and killer chops. He'll never be a great singer, but neither will Eric Clapton. It's all about the songs, and that's enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome slide, a distinct voice March 17, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As mentioned above "modern masters who've taken it to new heights (Duane Allman, Lowell George and Ry Cooder)" Sonny is up there with these guys. I think of his feel and tone as the jeff beck of the bottleneck, the satriani of slide. I like loud expressive bluse and this man makes me shiver.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonny rocks!
I have a number of his albums. He's an excellent musician, who performs with passion. Southern rock and bluse is the best!
Published 17 months ago by MN Lew
4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best work, but some damn good tunes
If you are not a huge Sonny Landreth fan you probably won't even know his name or be looking at this. If you are, you probably already have it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Michael Kohlman
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Landreth - Begins His Solo Career
By the early 90's Landreth had begun to carve out a career as a solo artist. He still was often a much sought after sideman for other musicians, but with "Outward Bound" he proved... Read more
Published on August 5, 2007 by Steven Sly
3.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent, but with some real highlights
This is slide guitarist Sonny Landreth's first album on the Zoo label, originally released in 1992.
There are few utterly forgettable songs here, but fortunately they sit next... Read more
Published on May 23, 2005 by Docendo Discimus
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
If you are new to Sonny Landreth, this might be the best one to start with. Bad Weather, Back To Bayou Teche are fantastic. Read more
Published on September 16, 2004 by B. Coker
5.0 out of 5 stars sonny, king of slide
This cd is what all good musicians hope to do,,,put out a great cd full of great songs, and play all the chops as well... Read more
Published on July 13, 2001 by James G. Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tone, the tone
The Tone, the tone.... the intonation.....the fire. You just aren't going to hear another player like this guy. In the top few bottleneckers of all time for my money. Read more
Published on May 27, 1999
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