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The Last of the True Eclectics,
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If you think that his album "Gone" was one of his best (and most underrated) albums, then you will love this CD. Dwight long ago left the confines of limiting his songs to any "country" genre. His musical influences were shaped by AM radio where country songs bumped up against rock and roll, soul and smooth ballads. This album is a culmination of all those influences from the Burrito Brothers to the Byrds to Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, the Beatles and beyond. He continues his defiant musical stance of writing songs with meaning and creating music that echo all the sounds he loves to hear. His song "Waterfall" is deceptive here. It comes across as almost a nursery rhyme kind of song. But is so much more than that -- there is wit, humor and pathos working in the lyrics and melody. Another reason to own this CD is the last song -- just Dwight's sorrow-filled, soulful tenor and a solo piano reminding the listener that he or she still has "A long way to go". I defy anyone to listen to this song and not get a bit choked up. Its right up there with his most beautiful ballads such as "Dreams of Clay" and "Last Heart in Line".