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Braver Newer World
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
1. Braver Newer World
2. Come Fly Away
4. Headed for a Fall
5. Long, Long Time
7. There She Goes
8. Where Is Love Now
9. Black Snake Moan
10. Because of the Wind
11. Outside the Lines
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 61836
Personnel: Jimmie Dale Gilmore (vocals, guitar); Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel & pedal steel guitars); Jon Brion (guitar, bass, Optigon, Vox Continental Baroque organ); T-Bone Burnett, Tony Gilkyson, Stephen Bruton (guitar); Gregory B. Smith, Phillip J. Krawzak (clarinet, saxophone); Beverly Dahlke-Smith (bass clarinet); Joseph M. Sublet, David L. Woodford (saxophone); Darrell Leonard (trumpet); Yvonne Moriarity, Diane Muller, Kurt Snyder (French horn); Patrick Warren (Vox organ); Jerry Scheff (bass); Jim Keltner (drums); Don Heffington (percussion); Sam Phillips (background vocals).
Engineers: Pat McCarthy, Daniel Bosworth, Neal Avron, Mike Piersante.
Recorded at Sunset Sound Factory and Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Don McLeese.
Personnel: Jimmie Dale Gilmore (vocals, guitar); Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Flatlanders (vocals, guitar); Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel guitar); Jon Brion, Stephen Bruton, T-Bone Burnett, Tony Gilkyson (guitar); Phil Krawzak (clarinet, saxophone); Beverly Dahlke-Smith (bass clarinet); Joseph M. Sublet, David Woodford (saxophone); Darrell Leonard (trumpet, alto horn); Diane Muller, Kurt Snyder (French horn); Patrick Warren (organ); Jim Keltner (drums); Don Heffington (percussion); Sam Phillips (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dan Bosworth; David Knight; Mike Piersante; Patrick McCarthy; T-Bone Burnett.
Recording information: Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
Editor: Mike Piersante.
Photographers: Wyman Meinzer; Caroline Greyshock.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jon Brion.
Much as Emmylou Harris did on WRECKING BALL, progressive-country crooner Jimmie Dale Gilmore has expanded his sonic palette to encompass a broader range of styles. On BRAVER NEWER WORLD, Gilmore taps his professed love of rock and pop music to create an album that may unsettle country purists but will delight anyone else with ears. Gilmore the songwriter also takes a larger role here than on previous albums, with composer credits on 6 of the album's 11 songs. As always, he knows where to go for outside material as well, pulling choice cuts from Sam Phillips, Joe Ely and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Stylistic left turns abound. There are the raga guitar riffs of the title cut, the hip-hop drum track on Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and the pounding rock and roll beat and '60s organ sound of "Outside The Lines." No matter how far afield Gilmore gets from his country roots, his high, tremulous tenor retains its gentle power and his songwriting remains artful and poignant.
Rolling Stone (7/11-25/96, p.89) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...When Jimmie Dale Gilmore turns his love light on, we all shine on."
Option (9-10/96, pp.108-109) - "...producer T-Bone Burnett has opened things up and created a much more expansive sound, so much so that you can almost see the wide-open landscapes that inspire Gilmore's crooning..."
Musician (8/96, p.86) - "...his singular ability to invest his lonesome prairie sound with a sort of spiritual grace--it's been dubbed, with semi-accuracy, `Zen Country'--is undiminished here. The slow shuffle and lush, Mideast-tinged instrumentation of...`Where Is Love' conjures the ambience of a Jim Jarmusch film..."
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