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Not a return to his roots... still pushing forward and breaking ground,
This review is from: 3 Pears (Audio CD)
Let me start by saying that I'm still in the honeymoon period for this album and I'm a huge dwight and pete anderson fan. My favorite dwight albums are the ones that Pete produced and his guitar licks were the first thing that drew me to dwight. I feel overall that blame the vain was a step down musically for dwight and he missed pete's playing and producing on that album (with the exception of blame the vain and last heart in the line, two of the finest songs hes ever written.) However this new album holds up exceptionally well and is a thousand times better then blame the vain. Overall this album has a strong 60s influence and IMO is not much like his early music at all. If you like his first three albums you may not like what you hear here. The only song reminiscent of that period is dim lights... However if you dig his later albums like Gone and A Long Way Home, I'm sure you will these tunes. Standout tracks for me include It's Never Alright, A Long Way To Go (reprise), and Missing Heart and 3 Pears. Please buy this album and support the artist so we don't have to wait seven hears for the next one!
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Initial post: Sep 18, 2012 1:31:47 PM PDT
I miss Pete Anderson badly.
Posted on Aug 15, 2015 2:33:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 15, 2015 2:33:37 PM PDT
To each his own, but in my opinion Blame the Vain was chock-full of great songs of the kind only Dwight Yoakam can write, and it also had a distinctive band sound which wasn't at all bad. Quite the opposite. At least it was much bolder than, let's say, Tomorrow's Sounds Today (which, on the other hand, was a good album in its own right). So let's just say that 3 Pears being "a thousand times better" than Blame the Vain is, well, perhaps a bit too much of an exaggeration.
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