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In 1962 Bobby Bare stood in RCA s Nashville Studio and recorded his first hit Shame on Me. That song was a hit in both the pop and country fields; it rose to number 18 on Billboard s Country Chart and number 23 on the Hot 100 Chart.
During the ensuing years, Bare won a Grammy (for Detroit City), had 70 chart records, hosted a TV program and performed in concerts all over the world. Fifty years after his first RCA recording, Bare stood in that same studio now named Historic RCA Studio B and recorded this album.
Darker Than Light was produced by Plowboy Records co-founder Don Cusic and tracked at famed RCA Studio B in Nashville, with a band that includes Buddy Miller and Randy Scruggs on guitar, Byron House on bass, Marco Giovino on drums and other members of Robert Plant's Band Of Joy. The album features Bare s inspired interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, U2 Alejandro Escovedo (who also makes a guest appearance), Lead Belly and others, plus new originals.

Darker Than Light also includes a cover of U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and The Devil & Billy Markham, which puts music to the words of a Shel Silverstein poem originally published in 1979. Also, 27-time GRAMMY winner Vince Gill makes a guest appearance on vocals during the original number I Was A Young Man Once.

Darker Than Light is the first full US album from Grammy-award winning artist Bobby Bare in 7 years. This is also the first release by Plowboy Records which was established in 2012 by country music historian and producer Don Cusic, punk rock pioneer/producer Cheetah Chrome and the late singer Eddy Arnold's grandson R. Shannon Pollard, a former musician and entrepreneur.

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (November 13, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Plowboy Records
  • Run Time: 33.00 minutes
  • ASIN: B009SA8XR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have been following Bobby Bare's music since 1962. While pre-RCA numbers like "All American Boy" were good, they really didn't move me. However, once "Detroit City" hit the charts, I became loyal fan. In the early and mid-60s, Bobby was a great proponent of the folk-country sound. "500 Miles Away From Home" and "Four Strong Winds' still send shivers up my spine. In the 60s, Bobby recorded a pioneer concept album "A Bird Named Yesterday", which I still play at least once a month. He also recorded a great Tom T. Hall song about middle class hypocrisy titled "Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn".
Feeling that RCA was not giving adequate promotion to his material, Bobby switched to Mercury in 1970. The Mercury years were essentially fallow years though "Where Have All The Seasons Gone" was a great nostalgia cut. Bobby came back to RCA in 1973 and teamed with a songwriter that had written hits for Johnny Cash and Faron Young. In 1973, Bobby and Shel Silverstein took country music to heights that no one ever thought possible. Who can forget the album "Lullaby's, Legends and Lies" with songs like "The Winner" and "The Mermaid". Also there was a great duet with 5 year old Bobby, Jr. "Daddy, What If'. Bobby followed up that album with the LP "Hard Time Hungrys" . Remember "$100,000 in Pennies"!
In the late 70s Bobby switched to Columbia and recorded such hell raising songs like "Drunk and Crazy", "Your Credit Card Won't Get You To Heaven", "Tequilla Sheilla" and "Qualudes Again". By the mid 80s, Bobby and Columbia parted . While he still did some live shows, he was no longer associated with any major label and he no longer made the charts.
In 2005, Bobby tried to make a recording comeback with the CD " The Moon Was Blue". Produced by Bobby Bare, Jr.
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Bobby Bare is back! Well recorded, good choice of songs and the old man is in good voice. This is the best album Bobby has done since "Down and Dirty" and your duets with Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis and Jerry Reed on "Old Dogs" (which I would recommend to anyone that likes country music). The whole album is great. I would recommend this to anyone who loves Bobby Bare. Welcome back Bobby, I for one have missed you.
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Bobby Bare returns with a new album of folk songs, covers, and originals. This is the semi-retired musician's first album since 2005's 'The Moon was Blue'. I have listened to 'Darker than Light' 3 or 4 times through and I enjoy it. It's fresh and better than what's on the radio today. Bare's deep voice and the musicianship from the studio pickers on the album flow well together. Some of the highlights are Bob Dylan's 'Farewell Angelina', 'Lookout Mountain', 'I was a Young Man Once', 'Tennessee Stud', and of course the take on the Shel Silverstein poem 'The Devil and Billy Markham'. Its good to see Bobby Bare still making music and this new album would be good to add to your collection.
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There is no one who could do this series of songs better than Bobby Bare! Both the songs and Bare are familiar great classics! This is real "meat and potatoes" country songs that Bobby Bare understands, lives and sinks into. Thank God you are recording TRUE COUNTRY again Bobby Bare!
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THE BARE AS ALWAYS COMES UP WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL, AFTER SO LONG BETWEEN RELEASES IT IS ALWAYS A PLESURE TO HEAR THE OLD DOG CAN STILL DELIVER
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Bobby Bare acoustic album that comes off perfect
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This is the best thing in country music since Bare's Drunk and Crazy album in the 80s. I play it over and over. The man's a genius.
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