Lucinda Williams: Re-mastered "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road"
We've always liked Lucinda Williams, especially since she sang in the song "Ventura": "Take the long way home, so I can ride around, Put Neil Young on and turn up the sound."
Just recently picked up the re-mastered version of one of her finest albums Car Wheels On A Gravel Road and it's definitely worthy of the re-release.
From Media Matters:
"Lucinda Williams's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, released originally in 1998, now gets the deluxe makeover. THIS is a perfect record. Not a bad track in the bunch. Even with the addition of 3 previously unreleased tracks on disc one, the Grammy-winning Car Wheels is a record you just wish would go on and on.
The second disc of this set features a 13-track live performance for WXPN radio in Philadelphia, also from 1998. A great set with surprisingly remarkable audio quality for a broadcast. (Full track listing here.)
This package would have been the ideal place to include the oft-bootlegged 'Original Wheels,' which had different arrangements and a slightly different running order but also used Steve Earle's production after many, many alternatives were tried. But, on its own, this new 2-CD set is essential."
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