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The Car Over the Lake Album

Ozark Mountain DaredevilsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 11, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1975
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New Era (Burnside)
  • ASIN: B000068QYZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,137 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Keep On Churnin'
2. If I Only Knew
3. Leatherwood
4. Cobblestone Mountain
5. Mr. Powell
6. Gypsy Forest
7. Thin Ice
8. From Time To Time
9. Southern Cross
10. Out On The Sea
11. Whippoorwill
12. Establish Yourself
13. Time Warp
14. Journey To The Center Of Your Heart

Editorial Reviews

This long awaited reissue is now available on CD in a top quality package with the original album cover art, photos, and lyrics.  The music has been digitally remastered from the Original Master Tapes for the best sound quality.  The 14 tracks include the songs from the The Little Red Record.

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sound That Fits August 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD
You don't need to be from the Ozarks to appreciate this album but it doesn't hurt. I rate this as The Daredevils best album. Although there are many good songs on their other albums, I'd have to say there are more on this one. "Mr. Powell" is one of the best. It's in reference to the journey through the Grand Canyon he and his party took , "Just about a hundred years or so ago". Some of these songs will always sound good no matter how much time passes. Some will call this Country or Country Rock but I would also define it as Folk music. "From Time to Time" is a beautiful song that you can feel. All the songs are good, there aren't many albums like that, and it's just my opinion, but if you've heard anything else by the "Ozarks" that you liked you should hear this.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Car Over The Lake Album Cover Album March 18, 2005
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They did it again with their third release, and again with David Anderle at the producer's console. There are some problems - - the two tracks which originally were the album-side openers ("Keep On Churnin'" and "Thin Ice") are perfunctory exercises in both performance and intention. And it seems they front-loaded the album a bit, as tracks two through six play like a best-of sequence: five absolutely astonishing songs, parading gloriously one after another. Randall Chowning's "Leatherwood" is peerless, a beautiful countrified paeon to the easy life, with a gorgeous harmonized chorus and an instrumental break straight out of the woods. And when Chowning teams up with Steve Cash for the harp-and-yodelling, oboe-flavored fourstep "Gypsy Forest", hey - - go on and levitate. I do, every time I hear it. Cash's and Larry Lee's airy "If I Only Knew" should have been as big a hit as was "Jackie Blue". The CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM flags a bit as it goes on, though. The last half isn't quite as strong as the first but again, it's relative as all the songs are at least very, very good. The original LP closed with Chowning's stately, arresting elegy "Whippoorwill", a fitting closer if ever there were one. The three bonus tracks, originally a flexi released with the LP, aren't exactly essential and mitigate the closure. They hold up well enough on their own though, so it's nice to have them on CD. The admonishing text printed on the original flexi was somewhat apologetic regarding the quality of the songs and their putatively irreverent humor, but with people like Oscar Brand running around releasing humorously peurile albums since the late '40s, why bother apologizing? These guys were on a roll.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Car Over The Lake Album February 4, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first purchased this album on cassette back in '75. I have a vast album/cd/cassette collection but I would have to say this is one of the best albums ever. If you want variety, this album has it. I definitely am not a big country fan but you can't help to like this album and particularly this group. Probably one of the most underrated groups of all time. For the gentleman wanting to know who sings: If I Only Knew, From Time To Time, Spaceship Onion, Jackie Blue, and Mr. Powell. His name is Larry Lee. Whippoorwill is my favorite song on this album. Great music particularly with the music/groups we have today. You can almost feel their enthusiasm towards their music in their songs. Definitely a great choice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars car over the lake album - even the name's great. February 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Being 18, most would figure that i've never heard of these guys, but their wrong. i discovered this daredevil album along with about 4 more in my dad's old vinyl collection, and let me tell you, it blew me away. "if i only knew" is a great song, but "mr. powell" is the definate best on this album. This record is a must for any country-rock-bluegrass fan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now, there's a car with spark plugs December 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a group that captured the country-rock sound. Although I only gave it four stars, it is still a great album. I'm just not a country fan. However, I don't know the names of the singers, but whoever it is that sings "Jackie Blue" and "If I Only Knew" has a very catchy sound, and it is interesting how this singer fits in. Whoever this singer is, he could easily make a great solo album. I recently heard "Jackie Blue" on the radio, and so I went looking on Amazon for the album, and saw this album which I used to have in the 70's. The entire reason I bought this album was for the song "If I Only Knew." I hadn't heard that song since the 70's, and, hearing it now, it is still as catchy as it was then. It is also, lyrically, a great song about the uncertainty of relationships.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good August 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Because one can't own every album one wants, I somehow never bought this on LP although I heard it at friends' homes. I had others by the Daredevils and got this when it came out on CD. It is well worth having. Their blend of country, rock, and a touch of gospel are an appealing mix. The self-titled debut album might be a better first choice if you've never heard them, but you'll soon find that one CD of theirs is not enough. It was extremely good news to find out on the Daredevils web site that this is the first in a series of reissues of their 70s albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the most memorable tunes you'll ever hear April 5, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Raecheltigner, I'm so sorry, I was reading your review and nodding my head in fervant agreement when you said that Ozark Mountain Daredevils' songs were "some of the most memorable tunes", and I reached for the button to agree with your review and hit the "No" button by mistake! My humble apologies. I had to immediately write and say that I'm not usually drawn to country music either, or to the kind of music that I guess the Ozark Mountain Daredevils might be classed as, but there's something about all the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' songs that I've ever heard that is just so deeply SATISFYING! Their songs all live on in my memory too. Sometimes so upbeat and joyful, sometimes kind of DOWNbeat and philosophical and still somehow inspiring, sometimes quirky and droll and fun, sometimes just so peaceful and contenting to listen to. Thanks for capturing that crucial thing about their songs: Memorable!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Reminds of alot of old times! Great music....
Love this album- not much else to say! It is one of my old favorites -I had it on tape for years and we all know how that goes.... glad it is back in my collection!
Published 1 month ago by chilijan
5.0 out of 5 stars OMD
I became a fan of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils back in the 70's. I purchased three of their albums (cassette tapes) and wore them out. Read more
Published on August 7, 2011 by Ilikebike
4.0 out of 5 stars Love These Guys
This album has lots of really beautiful tunes. "Mr. Powell" would make me imagine how cool it must have been for those who first explored this country. Read more
Published on April 9, 2011 by Art Vandalay
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory SPACESHIP ORION
This was my favorite of all OMD'S album's,,,,, took long enough to get released, Leatherwood, Mr. Powell, rate high, but Whipporwil has to be my number one. Read more
Published on July 2, 2010 by Rufusfirefly
5.0 out of 5 stars Very classy music.
I remember being at parties or having my own and this album being played. Everytime that happened I saw people turn from what they were doing and just start listening with comments... Read more
Published on December 15, 2009 by bubbula
5.0 out of 5 stars From out the timber...
I just listened to Whippoorwill once again, and once again it brought joyous tears to my eyes. If you seek music that stirs honest emotions, this cd is a wonderful find.
Published on January 19, 2009 by Music Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD Reissue By An Underrated Band
THE CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM is a great CD reissue by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, an underrated country-rock band who never got the recognition they deserved, probably because... Read more
Published on June 29, 2007 by The Footpath Cowboy
4.0 out of 5 stars Relatively speaking, not their best
The ozarks had much to live up to following two superb debut releases and in some ways this is a marginally disappointing effort. Read more
Published on December 20, 2004 by Mr. C. J. Burchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie who?
If you are not swayed by what top 40 radio wants you to listen to, then you will not think Jackie Blue was the OMD's best song. Not remotely! Read more
Published on February 12, 2004 by man_from_earth
4.0 out of 5 stars daredevil summer
All of the music from O M D is excelent for a varity funtions,
such as spooning in the car out in the woods amidst all nature. Read more
Published on January 2, 2004 by jim bo
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