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Then somewhere along the way I lost it, and rather than replacing it I picked up Ain't Ever Satisfied instead, a greatest hits collection that included the best material from Copperhead Road, as well as a great deal of songs from Guitar Town and Exit O. I became aware of how much I had been missing from this artist, but now that I had the greatest hits collection, hey, I'd never need another Earle album again.
Then I bought a Steve Earle songbook that included a lot of the material that I already had, but also included a handful of songs from albums I didn't. After learning the songs - and quickly appreciating their quality and craft - I picked up I Feel Alright and Train A'Comin. Great stuff, even if now my Steve Earle collection was taking up more space than I originally had planned. Still, now my collection was complete.
Then I heard a co-worker's stereo down the hall a few years ago. I liked what I heard and asked: it was Earle's collaboration with the Del McCoury band, THE MOUNTAIN. Wth no hesitation, I prompptly went out and bought it. Whew...
I've gone on long enough, you know where this going by now: I finally bought Transcendental Blues, and am absolutely blown away. The number of standout songs on here is one thing, but the performances are stellar as well: the attack and bite of "Everyone's In Love With You", the drum pattern on the beautiful "Lonelier Than This", the Pogues-like "The Galway Girl" (Shane Macgowan would KILL to write a song this good these days), the her-honey-to-his-vinegar duet on "When I Fall".Read more ›
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I bought this for Galway Girl but I discovered a really great musician. I could listen to this every day and hear something new and better every time I listen. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Beverly Guthrie
Transcendental Blues is one of the most creative and ingenious albums Steve Earle ever did. I've played it for year, lent it out, lost it, but can't be without it, so I got... Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by Rayn Roberts
Kick back with a cold one and enjoy. I love the music on this CD. Personally not one song more than the other. Just the whole deal.Published on November 21, 2013 by TTazman64
he's a master at crafting songs, everything from the hooks to lyrics to instrumentation. great stuff. but stylistically its a bit all over the map. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by bluesjr
What can I say? Steve Earl is and awesome artist, musician, song writer. I relate to him on every level. This is a great album that every fan should have in their collection.Published on August 20, 2013 by LisaNFla