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by The Burrito BrothersThe Burrito Brothers

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Overview

This 28-song double-CD set, intended as a farewell album to the Burrito Brothers' legions of European fans, consists of songs recorded in Sheffield, AL, in 1986 and 1987 by the final incarnation of the Burritos: John Beland and Gib Gilbeau (vocals, guitars), James Hooker (piano), Alan Jones (bass), Roger Clark (drums), Wayne Bridge (steel guitar), Steve Nathan (synthesizer), and Butch Johnson (harmonies). Most of the tunes are originals by Beland and Gilbeau, which are above average midtempo country-rock with some pleasant hooks and catchy choruses and harmonies -- most are fairly romantic and some of it is very beautiful, especially tracks like "Shoot for the Moon" and "Baby Won't You Let Me Be the One." Interspersed are a few more ambitious story-songs, such as "Moonlight Rider," a few rockers like "Gold Guitar," and covers of stuff by Buck Owens and Felice and Boudleaux Bryant ("Take a Message to Mary"). Ironically, to most listeners the group here will sound very similar to the Eagles, one of the bands formed in the wake of the original Flying Burrito Brothers -- but there is also a strong resemblance to circa 1970 Swampwater (Beland and Gilbeau's first band), a near contemporary of the original Burritos. Whatever one's reference point, they're worth checking out.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
Label: Appaloosa Records
UPC: 0097037005429
catalogNumber: 5455
Rank: 181931

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burrito Brothers   Primary Artist
John Beland   Guitar,Vocals
Roger Clark   Drums
Gib Guilbeau   Vocals
James Hooker   Piano
Alan Jones   Bass Guitar
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer
Wayne Bridge   Steel Guitar
Butch Johnson   Harmony

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Don Everly   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Freddy Weller   Composer
John Beland   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Felice Bryant   Composer
Ray Edenton   Composer
Gib Guilbeau   Arranger,Composer
Alan Jones   Engineer
Franco Ratti   Executive Producer
Lee Ross   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Autry Inman   Composer
Tommy Demuro   Artwork
Don Winters   Composer
Bouldeaux Briant   Composer

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