A New Place to Begin

A New Place to Begin

by Ray PriceRay Price


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In 1983, Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price signed a deal with Viva Records, a label co-owned by veteran producer/guitarist Tommy "Snuff" Garrett and actor Clint Eastwood. Although a number of tracks were recorded by Garrett and Price during that period, only one album (1983's Master of the Art) and a handful of singles were ever released by Viva. A few of the songs appeared in the Eastwood films Honky Tonk Man and Any Which Way You Can, but when Garrett fell ill, the sessions and eventually the label fell by the wayside. This release compiles the best of the Garrett-produced singles as well as seven unreleased tracks from the sessions. Songs like "Everyone Gets Crazy Now and Then" and the fine title cut show a nice mix of Price's classic honky tonk and the pop influence that Garrett brought to the table. Among the unreleased songs are some nice, warm ballads showcasing Price's rich baritone, and the playing is sharp throughout all of the tracks. While not groundbreaking, these are some solid late-career tracks by a country music legend paired with a producer who knew how to bring out his best.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2014
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206727784
catalogNumber: 067277
Rank: 152217

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Price   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ray Pennington   Composer
Kevin Welch   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Henry Bernard   Composer
Johnny Durrill   Composer
Dave Guard   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Dave Kirby   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Cliff Crofford   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Warren Robb   Composer
Henry Thurston   Composer
Larry Bastian   Composer
Morry Burns   Composer
Ron Peterson   Composer
Louis Mann   Composer
Laurence Zwisohn   Producer,Liner Notes
Snuff Garrett   Composer,Producer
Bob Willis   Composer

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