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Wheels of Fortune

FlatlandersAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Baby Do You Love Me Still? 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Wheels Of Fortune 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Midnight Train 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Wishin' For You 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Eggs Of Your Chickens 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Back To My Old Molehill 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Deep Eddy Blues 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Neon Of Nashville 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Once Followed By The Wind 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Go To Sleep Alone 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Whistle Blues 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. See The Way 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 

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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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Wheels of Fortune + Hills & Valleys (Dig) + Now Again
Price for all three: $39.43

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B00011HGIM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,231 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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While the Flatlanders' previous Now Again was more of a collaborative revelation--from the shared writing credits to the vocal harmonies--here the West Texas trio of Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore engage in a song swap. Each of the three puts his stamp on material from the others. Among the highlights, Ely brings his bluesiest edge to Gilmore's "Midnight Train" and a buoyant Tex-Mex lilt to another Gilmore tune, "Go to Sleep Alone." Gilmore returns the favor by applying his trademark warble to Ely's propulsive "Back to My Old Molehill" and Hancock's "Wishin' for You." For his part, Hancock renews Ely's early "Indian Cowboy" ballad and Gilmore's "Deep Eddy Blues." Throughout their solo careers, these veteran troubadours have recorded material by his fellow Flatlanders and their reunion reinforces that kinship. There may be fewer surprises this time through, but the generous selection of material brings out the best in all three. --Don McLeese

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The whole is not greater than the sum of the parts March 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I love Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Joe Ely. Having said that, the whole is not greater than the sum of the parts - these Flatlanders projects aren't quite as good as solo projects by each of the artists alone. Don't get me wrong, this latest project is good. It's probably a little better than their "comeback" CD, "Now Again," which was also pretty good. It's certainly a lot better than most of the music out there. If you like these three artists, go ahead and get this CD, you'll more than likely enjoy it. You can tell that the three enjoy playing together, and the result is fun to listen to. On the other hand, neither of the Flatlanders' reunion albums are nearly as good as Joe Ely's most recent solo album, "Streets of Sin," or Jimmie Dale Gilmore's "One Endless Night, or Butch Hancock's "You Coulda Walked Around the World," each of which is simply brilliant.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas as Savior July 23, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Due to the anemic state of American popular music, I long ago stopped listening to the radio. A chance read of a People review of this album, of all things, led me to purchase. Which led me to see them at a small local venue. I now have all of the Flatlanders albums (ok, it's only three,) and all of Jimmie Dale Gilmore's, and I wonder, why are these people not fabulously famous? Texas has given us great gifts, musically speaking, and the Flatlanders are not the only ones. But they are the ones who led me to explore the rest of what Texas has to offer, and I say to you, the people's music is alive and well and kicking so go out and find it! It's just not always on your local radio...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In some ways their best yet April 11, 2004
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The band that in one album set the bar for their genre is back with a second folloup to their seminal MORE A LEGEND THAN A BAND. With the intelligent thoughtful lyrics and original stylings they're famous for, but with a lot more of the foot-stomping, head nodding, heel kicking power, this album delivers and does not disappoint.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flat-out Fun February 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Bottom line: any recording by the Flatlanders stands head and shoulders above just about any other alt-country recording out there if you're looking for distinctive vocals, twisty philosophical lyrics, and a bouncy, sing-along beat. While Wheels of Fortune is more about love and loss than the metaphysics of the Flatlanders' comeback CD, Now Again, there's plenty of meat here, and plenty of pleasure. Besides, where else will you hear Steve Wesson's tasty musical saw licks? Listen, let it grow on you, and enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! September 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The trio of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock have done it again.

They have put together a smart bunch of tunes, great arrangements and quite entertaining. After purchasing the first (for me the first) disc a couple of years ago after listening to an NPR interview, I was quite surprised to see an newer release. Which is good.

It is also great that these releases don't get a lot of hype surrounding them. When your friends hear the tunes, they immediately want to know what and who you're listening to, want a copy and turn into instant fans.

14 new classics from these masters of their craft. Hard to beat for a unique and pure raw sound expression.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You've got to be a Flatlanders fan. . .. November 11, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Like I mentioned, you gotta be a Flatlander fan or you're not going to care much for the group. They're a mix of Country, Rock-a-billy, Blue grass, and maybe a hit of easy rock. Sometimes the songs just aren't to your taste but you can always be assured that the musicians are on top of the melody and their instruments. You don't have to be a fan of the played carpenters saw, but it never overwhelms, but as far as the dobro, fiddle, guitar and other instruments, they are always very good. On any album, 75 per cent of the songs, you'll listen to and enjoy which is a pretty good average for any album. If you're lucky, you might find their album in the record shops, but your best bet for buying one is on Amazon. As I previously mentioned, you gotta be a Flatlander fan, but even if you're not, after a couple of listens, your going to find something you like about them.
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