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You're Only Lonely

J.D. SoutherAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMYXM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,818 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You're Only Lonely
2. If You Don't Want My Love
3. The Last in Love
4. White Rhythm and Blues
5. 'Til the Bars Burn Down
6. The Moon Just Turned Blue
7. Songs of Love
8. Fifteen Bucks
9. Trouble in Paradise

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better yet, from the unknown Eagle. September 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Of course, Souther was never an Eagle..and may never really have desired to be. He did co-write several hits for the group, and even continued into Henley's solo career (Heart of the Matter).
Of the talent that all seems to have taken at least one orbital spin around Linda Ronstadt..including her excellent sideman, and later solo artist, Andrew Gold (remember "Lonely Boy"?) one has to wonder, as the Eagles put it " why fortune smiles on some, and lets the rest go free".
Souther has a style and voice that evoke love or hate. I for one, have been a fan, along apparently with many other musicians. Even Nashville's Dixie Chicks cover a Souther song on their first album..
Yet of all the covers, none do a song justice like JD Souther..great range, and a smooth, silky voice. His third album, "You're Only Lonely" is another group of well crafted, thoughful songs that have excellent harmonies, Souther's trademark voice, some very rememarkable tunes.. catchy, some soulful..all brimming with hooks.
This is a great introduction to Souther , a must have for fans, and certainly Eagles fans will appreciate most of Souther's work. Black Rose is also a must have, while his self titled debut did not enthrall me like most Souther fans, I do own it. His 4th album, (Home by Dawn?), is even better, but for whatever reason, has not been released on CD.
Souther has another excellent song, possibly titled "Shining Star", a track in a forgetable movie dealing with the serious subject of teen suicide..but it is not available at all. (as far as I can tell). If you like the "Southern California" style of music, ..try JD Souther.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Souther Solo July 17, 2001
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John David Souther is most well known for his association with The Eagles. He appeared on the back cover of the band's Desperado album, has toured and sang backup with them and most notably has co-written many of their most well known songs including the number one hits "Best Of My Love" and "New Kid In Town". In fact, Mr. Souther's greatest triumphs have come as a songwriter. But he has released some fine solo albums, with the biggest being You're Only Lonely. Mr. Souther has a smooth and easy voice that floats effortless through his songs. The title track is far and away his biggest solo hit, peaking at number seven, and deservedly so. It is a gorgeous song with an easy rhythm and beautiful harmonies. Other strong tracks include "The Moon Just Turned Blue", "Til' The Bars Burn Down" and "Trouble In Paradise".
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A (mostly) forgotten gem January 8, 2004
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John David Souther's only significant chart hit (not counting his 1981 duet with James Taylor, "Her Town Too"), the title track of this album, came in 1979, as the whole California country-rock scene was winding down and New Wave was the new trend. (In 1980, Linda Ronstadt would release her Mad Love album, to mixed reviews, while the Eagles continued the disintegration which had begun with the departures of Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner prior to Hotel California...) Nevertheless, the album featured some classic country-rock tracks, including "The Moon Just Turned Blue", which I had first heard by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1976 disc Symphonion Dream. "Trouble In Paradise" had been the title track of the second (and last) Souther-Hillman-Furay Band album in '75, but I think I like this version a little better. Unlike some other reviewers, I like the rocker "Til The Bars Burn Down"--it reminds me of other party tunes that his former partner Glenn Frey always seemed to enjoy ("Out Of Control," "The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks," "Partytown," etc.)
The title track is a great record and deserved to be a hit. Finally, though, the highlight for me is "White Rhythm and Blues." Long-time friend Ronstadt had previously recorded this gem on her Living In The USA album in '78, but Souther's version of the song is perhaps my favorite song EVER. Great vocals, great lyrics, great guitars and even harmonica by Dirt Bander Jeff Hanna...thanks J.D.!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Sounds Great! June 24, 2000
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Here's a late-seventies singer-songwriter at the top of his form - from the title cut (his only top forty hit [#7 in late 1979]), to "White Rhythm And Blues" (covered by Linda Ronstadt on her lp "Living In The USA") to "The Last In Love" (covered by George Strait on "Pure Country"). Does anyone else see a pattern here? Yes, he's been covered frequently (mostly by Ronstadt), but the original still sounds great! Check this one out, you won't regret it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU'RE ONLY LONELY February 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ARTISTS, EVER SINCE I MET JD AND MARSHA AT LA SERE IN THE 70'S. IF YOU LIKE THE EAGLES, ROY ROBISON YOU WILL TRULY RELISH THE LYRICS THE MUSIC THE STRUCTURE AS WELL AS THE STORIES WOVEN BY THESE ELEMENTS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Man I can remember the days March 2, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I was just around 16 or 17 when You're only lonely was on the air, it was, and still is my favorite song ever. I can remember my glorie days the football, the girls, the car, school, freinds, and most of all me. Now I just sit back,close my eyes,and remember.
thank you so much Sluggo
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A country-rock classic October 22, 2001
Format:Audio CD
One of Linda Ronstadt's key songwriters, Souther was an early part of LA's slick, studio-oriented country-rock scene. Most of his records are unmemorable and bland, but this one is brilliant. Most of the tracks on here are favorites in my repertoire, particularly the upbeat "The Moon Just Turned Blue" and the mopey, broken-love ballad, "If You Don't Want My Love", which is one of the rare, masterful triumphs of cheesy overproduction -- white boy soul packed with enthusiasm and emotion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The harmony by Phil Everly is beautiful, and the combined sound with J. D. is lovely.
Published 2 months ago by Margaret Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Takes me back to the 70s Love it.
Published 3 months ago by Jonathnan Cummings
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 70s and 80s Songwriter's Solo Effort
J.D. Souther is best known as the songwriter for the great 70s and 80s hit songs such as Eagle's BEST OF MY LOVE and NEW KIDS In TOWN. Read more
Published 3 months ago by susumu-5
5.0 out of 5 stars This album met all of prior expectations
JD Souther is still the best and in this, as one of his early albums, Your Only Lonely, his sensitive style, lyrics and sensual approach to love at the beginning and the end,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Annette Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars I have always liked "If You're Only Lonely" the rest of the CD was a...
I have always liked "If You're Only Lonely". It is a good performance. As far as I am concerned, the rest of the album stank.
Published 5 months ago by Richard Opp
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I bought this CD for the title tune only because it's so good. Had the album (vinyl) and nothing to play it on. Read more
Published 10 months ago by John A. Getty
4.0 out of 5 stars You're only lonely.
J>D> Souther has always been my a great song writer and artist. I heard it on the radio and had to have it
Published 11 months ago by Edward White
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs
He has such a peaceful way, soothes the soul listening to him sing. Listening to him while driving through the rush hour mess keeps me calm.
Published 13 months ago by L. Milan
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A WONDERFUL ARTIST
This rating is as I see it. You possibly might like it more or possibly less, however, all of these artists are great and deserve to be purchased and enjoyed for all that like this... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Tooth Fairy
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies music
It is wonderful to find "oldies" music so easily. Contemporary music just doesn't have the same individuality and skillful techniques.
Published 19 months ago by IRENE J GALLIO
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