Release Date: 25 April 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|The Everly Brothers Roots Limited Edition 180gram RSD 2014 Vinyl LP
Sublime country rock and superb vocals from the Everly Brothers – an album as close to our hearts as the much more hipster-celebrated work of the era by Gram Parsons, the Byrds and others! The Everlys grasped onto their significance throughout the 60s by hopping from trend to trend with little success – but they finally nailed it in 1968 with this effort. (Artistically, if not commercially.) The boys apply their staggering harmonies to country and country-ish material, adding their own unique spin to the tunes – and earnestly work in some montages of their family radio shows from the early 50s! It's easily their most endearing work of the 60s. Produced by Lenny Waronker with strings by Nick DeCaro. Includes wonderful versions of Jimmie Rodgers' "T For Texas", "Shady Grove", Randy Newman's "Illinois", Ray Price's "You Done Me Wrong", Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" and "Sing Me Back Home", plus "Ventura Boulvard" and "Turn Around" written by Ron Elliot of Beau Brummels.
"Introduction: The Everly Brothers Family"
"Less of Me"
"T For Texas"
"I Wonder If I Care As Much"
"Shady Grove (Reissued Album Version)"
"Living Too Close To The Ground"
"You Done Me Wrong"
"Sing Me Back Home (Remastered Album Version)"
"Montage: The Every Family (1952)/Shady Grove/Kentucky"