- Audio CD (March 1, 1994)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Razor & Tie
- ASIN: B000002Z74
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,882 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The tracks have a wide range of styles. About half are bouncy, light rock songs ("Vagabond Moon", "That's The Reason"). At the ends of the spectrum, there is a little fast, hard rock ("Sing Me A Song", "Old Men Sleeping On The Bowery"), and a few powerful, piano driven ballads ("Across The River", "Edge Of The Earth"). A few of the light rock songs also have comical elements, such as "They'll Build A Statue Of You".
The wide stylistic range allows the CD to work for almost any mood. This excellent, yet surprisingly obscure CD should grace your CD collection before it vanishes for another twenty years.
Was it the fact that he was drinking those golden
cans of Miller? The attractive women who are sitting
with him at the table in some bohemian exotic place?
Or was it the Stratocaster. The guitar Iv'e had a lifelong
relationship with. For whatever reason it's had staying
power in my home playlist. For 20 some years it's been
as important as my forvorite pizza parlor, perfect spring
days and sleeping late every sunday. Like Haiku poetry
Willie Nile's music has only the essence required. He's
very much like Buddy Holly in that he has stuck to what
he's good at over the years and refined it. For those
lucky enough to live on the east coast he still plays gigs there.
This was his first effort and it's one of his best. Jingle
jangle guitars, silly rhymes, unrequieted love and reaffirmations.
Unlike many dated recordings from this era, this sounds as
fresh today as when it was made. Buy this one. Fits any mood,
or any day. Michael Caldwell
A must have.
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From this his first disc to his later 2000 releases, Nile stays true to two gtrs, drums n bass n nycPublished 10 months ago by rnrcurmudgeon
I reviewed this album a couple of months ago but it didn't go through. Buffalo native Willie Nile, released his first album at age 30. Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by ScottE