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Copperhead Road [Digipak]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Copperhead Road
    2. Snake Oil
    3. Back To the Wall
    4. 4the Devil's Right Hand
    5. Johnny Come Lately
    6. Even When I'm Blue
    7. You Belong To Me
    8. Waiting On You
    9. Once You Love
    10. Nothing But a Child
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Devil's Right Hand [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987], The - (previously unreleased, live)
    2. Fearless Heart [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    3. San Antonio Girl [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    4. Nobody But You/Continental Trailway Bus [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    5. My Baby Worships Me [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    6. Wheels [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    7. Week of Living Dangerously [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987], The - (previously unreleased, live)
    8. Johnny Come Lately [Solo, Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    9. Brown and Root [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    10. I Love You Too Much [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    11. It's All Up To You [Live Raleigh North Carolina November 18,1987] - (previously unreleased, live)
    12. Nebraska [Solo Live 1988] - (previously unreleased, live)
    13. Copperhead Road [Live Calgary Canada April 1989] - (previously unreleased, live)
    14. I Aint Ever Satisfied [Live Calgary Canada April 1989] - (previously unreleased, live)
    15. Dead Flowers [Live Calgary Canada April 1989] - (previously unreleased, live)
    16. Little Sister [Live Calgary Canada April 1989] - (previously unreleased, live)
    17. Guitar Town [Live Calgary Canada April 1989] - (previously unreleased, live)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): B00011054 02

  • Credits
    ProducerTony Brown; Andy McKaie; Steve Earle
    EngineerChris Birkett; Mark J. Coddington; Julius Croaol; Tom Luane; George Shilling

    Personnel: Steve Earle (vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica, 6-string bass); Donnie Roberts (guitars, bass guitar); Bill Lloyd (acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar); Bucky Baxter (lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro); Mark O'Connor (violin, unknown instrument); Edgar Meyer (bass violin, unknown instrument); John Jarvis (piano); Ken Moore (organ, synthesizer); Kelly Looney (bass guitar); Custer (drums); The Pogues (unknown instrument); Radney Foster (background vocals).
    Additional personnel: Phillip Chevron (vocals, guitar); Spider Stacy (vocals, tin whistle); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Shane MacGowan (banjo, bodhran); Jem Finer (banjo); Terry Woods (cittern); Neill MacColl, Sam Bush (mandolin); James Fearmley (accordion); Darryl Hunt (bass guitar); Andrew Ranken (drums); John Cowan, Maria McKee (background vocals); Telluride.
    Steve Earle was on a roll in the mid-1980s; crashing onto a dilapidated country scene with his rock-influenced vitality, he turned out three classic albums in three years. His third, COPPERHEAD ROAD, is possibly the most accomplished. Here Earle streamlines his roughneck country-rock sound for maximum impact, and hones his sociopolitical songwriting to balance perfectly with his more personal offerings. The title tune, a tale about a Vietnam-vet drug-runner, was a surprise crossover hit, widening Earle's pop profile. "Devil's Right Hand," another Earle signature tune, is as powerful an anti-gun song as you're likely to hear.
    Earle was growing musically as well; he's backed by Irish folk-punks the Pogues on "Johnny Come Lately," and by bluegrass supergroup Telluride on "Nothing But a Child," hinting at the eclecticism of his later releases. With COPPERHEAD ROAD definitively proving his consistency, Earle permanently ascended into the upper echelon of American singer/songwriters, leaving the early "country Springsteen" claims behind forever.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Tony Brown's bright heartland-rock production provides a stark contrast to Earle's gritty lyrics....[Earle's] passionate, solo-acoustic delivery of Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska' is sublime."
    Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he title track and 'The Devil's Right Hand' remain Earle staples..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.43) - "...The best of his early albums, characterized by the rock hard 'Devil's Right Hand' and 'Snake Oil'..."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Its real strength still lies in the performances of Earle and his band, matching superbly rough-edged musicianship with heartfelt emotion in a way which brings to mind the very different but equally committed matching of Neil Young and Crazy Horse."
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