The interwoven instrumentals, plus the sound of rain and other noises, connect all the tracks to each other and to the two previous discs. Critics and fans treat these three albums as one, and indeed they can be heard that way when played in succession. First, do not let the name of the Mickey Newbury box set, An American Trilogy confuse you. The box contains four, not three, compact discs. However, the set does include the trilogy of the pioneering country-rock singer-songwriter's interrelated classic albums made between 1969-1973 in their entirety (Looks Like Rain, 'Frisco Mabel Joy, and Heaven [...]
"Uncle Sam needs you, Boy I'm a gonna cut your hair off Take this rifle, Kid Gimme that gui-tar Yea-ah..." Today, on the 4th of July, when we Americans do what we do to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence (eat meat, drink beer, and blow shit up), let us pause and reflect on the glory that is "The All American Boy." In 1958, when Bobby Bare was about be inducted into the Army and [...]
The solo output of US songwriter Mickey Newbury (1940 – 2002) has always been overshadowed by more high-profile recordings of his tunes by stars the calibre of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison (and more recently Will Oldham and Nick Cave). Apart from proving that Newbury was the by far the best interpreter of his own songs, this overdue, luxurious package that compiles three seminal yet long out-of-print early solo albums cut for Mercury and Elektra at Newbury’s late 60s/early 70s creative peak (complete with a fourth disc of demos, rarities and a previously unreleased radio session) leaves some [...]
An American musician returns with a trilogy of his best albums.
É mais uma justa e louvável investida na recuperação de 'obras maiores que a vida' em pleno 2011. A Drag City prepara-se para editar uma box set muito especial do cantor e autor Mickey Newbury, onde para além de incluir os seus discos originais Looks Like Rain , 'Frisco Label Joy e Heaven Help the Children , junta-se ainda um disco extra composto por demos e temas inéditos. Newbury, que chegou no início de carreira a tocar nas primeiras partes de concertos de Johnny Cash e Sam Cooke, conta com o seu nome gravado na Nashville [...]
Micky Newbury - An American Trilogy
Mickey Newbury , American country music legend died in 2002 but left an amazing legacy of music behind. You probably know some of his songs like the Kenny Rogers and The First Edition classic "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)." Then there's "An American Trilogy" (which you can download below) made popular by Elvis. On May 18th, Drag City is releasing Newbury's classic 'Frisco Mabel Joy . The word masterpiece is often overused, but this record truly is one. Drag City is releasing several Newbury albums which you [...]
Earlier this year, we here at MOKB wrung our hands with excitement at the upcoming re-issue of Mickey Newbury’s three greatest albums from the folks over at Drag City . Well the time is here, and not only is Drag City re-releasing Looks Like Rain , ‘Frisco Mabel Joy and Heaven Help the Child on fresh-as-the-day-it-was-first- pressed vinyl pressings, but as a CD boxset as well, titled An American Trilogy [...]