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Spinning Around the Sun

Jimmie Dale GilmoreAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 24, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: August 24, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HD7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,555 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Where You Going
2. Santa Fe Thief
3. I Was The One
4. So I'll Run
5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
6. Mobile Line (France Blues)
7. Nothing Of The Kind
8. Just A Wave
9. Reunion
10. I'm Gonna Love You
11. Another Colorado
12. Thinking About You

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 08/24/1993

After years of making brilliantly eccentric albums with his scruffy Texas friends, Jimmie Dale Gilmore was invited to Nashville to record an album with mainstream country producer Emory Gordy Jr., George Jones, Patty Loveless, and some of country music's top session players. The result, Spinning Around the Sun, sounds very much like its predecessors, proving that Gilmore has far more to teach Nashville than it has to teach him. Gilmore, named after Jimmie Rodgers and a product of Buddy Holly's hometown of Lubbock, sings with a hillbilly purity that nails every note even as it retains a dirt farmer's dignity in the midst of a lover's last-chance confession. --Geoffrey Himes

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taco Thoughts September 11, 2000
By Taco
Format:Audio CD
The reason I'm buying this disc for the fourth time is simple: in a collection of thousands of discs, this particular gem is paramount to my collection. Scratches from my truck driving college roommate hampered my first Spinning Around the Sun disc, and the second disc fell to a similar fate at the hands of a road trip to Ciudad Acuna. The third time, I recorded the disc and kept the original at home. That attempt was trivial; the travel disc was stolen by my best friend and the original given to my next door neighbor who fell in love with it after repeatedly hearing it out of my open windows. Enough said. This disc is not surreal flatlands music; this disc is the flatlands, in every sense. Wide open spaces make for unforgettable music. You will know what I mean...
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just plain incredible!! August 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
What are you doing reading this review? Download "One Endless Night" and then hit that 1-click button. You NEED this CD!
If I had to choose a word to describe this music, that word would be `easy.' JDG possesses a unique voice. The comparisons to Orbison are obvious, with perhaps a touch of Willie Nelson nasal twang - but with an easy control This is a man who knows his voice and seemingly doesn't have to TRY to make it work. It's just plain easy on the ears.
The guitar is equally astounding. You know how some people make playing the guitar look easy? Like they just barely touch the strings and pure genius springs forth? Watch Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughn sometime and you'll see what I mean. That is what the guitars are like here. And the production is flawless.
When you hear JDG sing "I was the one who taught her to kiss...." You'll believe that he was! The song "So I'll Run" is a standout. "Nothing Of The Kind" is pure West Texas rhythm. Gilmore's own songs stand up as equals to the covers he has selected for this CD. "Another Colorado" and "Thinking About You", two JDG penned tunes are just exceptional.
I will agree with a previous reviewer that maybe the vocals on the cover of Hank Williams Sr. tune "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" are a bit off, but the Guitar work is deadly cool. Probably my least favorite is "Mobile Line", a traditional tune arranged by Gilmore, which seems a bit contrived.
And there are the lyrics... With such an amazing voice and top-notch musicianship it is easy to forget the stories being told. The four JDG originals on this CD are absolutely beautiful.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never get tired of hearing it! June 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD after I bought and loved the new one, One Endless Night. Spinning Around the Sun is often criticized as a "studio album", but I think it is unique, beautiful, endlessly fascinating. Although about six of the songs on this album are "my favorite", Jimmie's recording of the Butch Hancock song "Just A Wave" is one of the best, and most addictive, cuts in history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jimmie dale gilmore's masterpiece. April 4, 2007
Format:Audio CD
i had a dream last night. i dreamed that i lived in a world where toby keith, vince gill and garth brooks were anonymous individuals, perhaps working in construction, and that the most lauded and famous country music stars were fellas named "billy joe shaver," "buddy miller," and "jimmie dale gilmore." what a great dream. and when i awoke i was sad, because i remembered how the world really was. i just wanted to go back to sleep and dream some more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No disappointments!!! June 7, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I own all Jimmie Dale Gilmore's albums listed. There is no bad song listed. These albums are so universal, that 200 years from now they will be relevant,non-tiring, unlimiting comfort for the spiritual, musical soul. No one else can sing the songs like he can!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Songwriter and Unique Vocalist July 4, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a talented songwriter and vocalist. His voice is so strong and unique. He can do things with his voice that you just don't hear from any other artist. It is amazing. I have several of his cds and this is my favorite of his work. I really like the song "Another Colorado" because that is the name of the river that runs through my hometown and I love it. Jimmie's song is called "Another Colorado" because one day when he was on the banks of the river he learned that the Colorado River running through Austin, Texas is a whole different river from that other Western Colorado River that so famously carved out the Grand Canyon.

Jimmie Dale's songwriting skills are impressive in the lyrics to songs like "Just a Wave." He has some newer work out Come on Back but this is the best. Some of his best music is with his band the Flatlanders Wheels of Fortune including his buddies from his hometown, Joe Ely Letter to Laredo and Butch Hancock War and Peace. The film Lubbock Lights, Limited Edition gives some great background to Jimmie Dale and the other flatlander's experience growing up in Lubbock where the people are the biggest things around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites August 13, 2013
By Cantoo
Format:MP3 Music
I own over 700 albums of all genres and this is probably my favorite of all of them. His lyrics, style and voice move me every time I listen. I can't even venture a guess how many times I've listened in the almost 20 years I've had it. I've come to use his music as a ruler to measure others. Most don't come close. Thank you Jimmie Dale for giving me so much pleasure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmie Dale is a good find!
I read about Jimmie Dale Gilmore in a book (The Rough Guide to Country Music, by Kurt Wolff). Sounded like somebody i would like, and i do--a lot. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laura J. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmie Dale Gilmore is Remarkable
Outstanding CD. I love it and listen to it all the time. There is no singer with the styler and heart of Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He is the best in his class. Read more
Published 21 months ago by jtm
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmie Dale Gilmore Spinning Around the Sun
Rock Solid, Jimmie Dale Gilmore ! A must have for your collection. As always, great songs, great music.
Published on February 5, 2011 by Darrell Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinning Around The Sun
I had heard one of his songs a long time ago and the way he sang stuck in my memory for several years but I didn't hear him again.
Thanks to Amazon. Read more
Published on October 31, 2007 by Richard Rollo
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
One of my favorite JDG albums. He "out-whines" Hank, and that's a good thing. Nobody equals Hank Williams, but Jimmie comes close.
Published on May 28, 2007 by R. Bartlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I discover this before?
The absolute best of Jimmie Dale as a solo artist. The cover songs sounded new and written for Jimmie Dale's unique voice. The original songs are soulful and memorable. Read more
Published on May 17, 2007 by C. Hester
5.0 out of 5 stars spinning with joy
This is flat-out the best Jimmie Dale Gilmore CD ever. Just listen to it once and you will want to listen again and again. And again.
Published on March 8, 2007 by LK
4.0 out of 5 stars studio
If you are like me, (and nobody is) you will want to have all of JDG's works, but I would get Fair and Square or One Endless Night before getting this one. Read more
Published on July 2, 2006 by R. Ferrell
5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD ever
I LOVE country music. When I was 4 I went to Bumbershoot and saw Emmy Lou Harris. I think Spinning Around the Sun is a great album. It really brings out JDG's voice. Read more
Published on June 10, 2001
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