Stewart, John - Cannons In The Rain

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Sealed 1973 Gatefold Original. Embossed Promo Stamp On Cover. “Cannons Was Released Just About The Time The Outlaw Movement Was Cracking It In Austin With Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson, And The Rest. Stewart's Music Could Not Have Sounded More Out Of Place With The Texans. This Was California Country Music That Had Been Drenched In Stewart's Folk Influences. He Enlisted Some Of Old Friends Such As Banjo Boss Bobby Thompson, Drummer Russ Kunkel, Harmonicat Charlie Mccoy, Pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins, And Backing Vocalist Buffy Ford. Some Of The Newer Faces Are What Make The Difference, However, And These Include Pete Drake On Pedal Steel And Dobro, The Nashville Edition On Backing Vocals, And Guitarists Waddy Wachtel And Kelso Herston. Stewart's In Fine Voice And Lyrical Form. The Loopy Melody Of "Easy Money" That Straddles The Line Between Soft Rock And Honky Tonk Is An Example As Is The Forlorn Folky Country Of "Chilly Winds." "Road Away" Is Southern California Country At Its Finest. The Title Cut With Its Tender Chorus And Gentle Melody Line Is Gorgeous. This Is Like Jimmy Webb Without The Acid. "Lady And The Outlaw" Is A Nod To What Was Happening In Austin Despite Its High-On-Weed Spoken Word Intro. But Here It Is, Stewart Rolling Out A Tune That Could Have Been Written By Jerry Jeff And Sung By Either Steve Young Or Waylon. It's A Hell Of A Way To Close An Album And Makes The Listener Long For An Entire Record Of Tunes Like This -- Which Came With Wingless Angels The Very Next Year.” Thom Jurek, AMG.

Artist: Stewart, John Title: Cannons In The Rain Genre: Pop Type: New - LP Label: RCA Catalog ID: LSP 4827 Country: USA Our ID: 50300
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