Tomorrow's Sounds Today

Tomorrow's Sounds Today

by Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam


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In an approach at once familiar and fresh, Dwight Yoakam weds his hard, Bakersfield-style country to rockabilly rhythms, rock 'n' roll production touches, and honky-tonk heartache in sculpting captivating mise-en-scenes for his lurid tales of love gone wrong. Dwight can always be counted on for a few acerbic takes on the male-female yin-yang; who else would describe a failed love affair as having "wore out my knees," as he does on the classically styled weeper "The Heartaches Are Free"? Yoakam's writing has rarely been richer in texture or subtext than it is on Tomorrow's Sounds Today; his nasal-toned vocals are consistently affecting, and longtime producer Pete Anderson keeps the sound crisp and atmospheric. As an added attraction, Dwight's hero Buck Owens is all over the place here, co-writing and harmonizing on the bittersweet ballad "The Sad Side of Town," penning a chilling twist on the gospel song "I Was There," and joining Yoakam and legendary Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez on the rollicking "Alright, I'm Wrong." Top it all off with an infectious, shuffling cover of Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me," and you've got one of Yoakam's most appealing efforts to date. If these are truly Tomorrow's Sounds Today, then our musical future is a bright one indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2000
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624782728
catalogNumber: 47827
Rank: 24899

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Hillman   Mandolin
Jim Lauderdale   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Buck Owens   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Anderson   Percussion,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jonathan Clark   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Skip Edwards   Keyboards
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
Scott Joss   Fiddle
Gary Morse   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Taras Prodaniuk   Bass
Don Reed   Fiddle
Jim Christie   Drums
Bonhomme   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Art Direction
Stephen Moore   Guitar Techician
Pete Anderson   Arranger,Producer
Sally Browder   Engineer
Tracy Veal   Art Direction
Jaime Castaneda   Wardrobe Design
Bryan McConkey   Engineer
Amanda Cey   Personal Assistant
Lori Depp   Paintings
Doug Deveraux   Engineer
Candace Mammarella   Graphic Design,Paintings
Jason Robbins   Engineer

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