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Very Best of Dwight Yoakam due 7/27

Old 06-22-04, 05:19 PM
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“Your stuff is so hard, they’re gonna think it’s rock ’n’ roll,” a friend once told Dwight Yoakam. Twisting strains of Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Gram Parsons into a stripped-down sound wholly his own, Yoakam is one of music’s true mavericks, and his body of work is one of the most innovative in all of country. Rooted in the purest country traditions, and wrapped in raw rock ’n’ roll attitude, Yoakam’s art rivets fans of both genres and remains as utterly original today as when it started burning up the charts in the ’80s.

THE FACTS:
First ever carrer-spanning single disc containing all the hits.

Draws from every album in Yoakam’s acclaimed catalog, beginning with his ’86 debut Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., which jumped to #1 on Billboard’s Country chart (as did his next two releases, Hillbilly Deluxe, and Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room) through 2003’s Population Me.

Highlights includes 5 Top 5 Country singles * plus 2 #1 smashes **.
Rarely seen photos and liner notes by country music authority Holly George-Warren.

Features eye-catching copper metallic cover art on O-Card.
1. Honky Tonk Man*
2. Guitars, Cadillacs*
3. Little Sister
4. Little Ways
5. Please, Baby Please
6. Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose
7. Streets Of Bakersfield (w/Buck Owens)**
8. I Sang Dixie**
9. Long White Cadillac
10. You're The One
11. Suspicious Minds
12. It Only Hurts When I Cry
13. Ain't That Lonely Yet*
14. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere*
15. Fast As You*
16. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
17. I Want You To Want Me
18. Things Change
19. The Late Great Golden State
20. Back Of Your Hand
(From Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.)
(From Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.)
(From Hillbilly Deluxe)
(From Hillbilly Deluxe)
(From Hillbilly Deluxe)
(From If There Was A Way)
(From Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room)
(From Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room)
(From Just Lookin' For A Hit)
(From If There Was A Way)
(From Honeymoon In Vegas soundtrack)
(From If There Was A Way)
(From This Time)
(From This Time)
(From This Time)
(From Last Chance For A Thousand Years)
(From Tomorrow's Sounds Today)
(From A Long Way Home)
(From Population Me)
(From Population Me)

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Old 06-28-04, 07:02 PM
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i'll make sure to not pick this up as soon as possible. thanks!
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Old 06-28-04, 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by whynotsmile
i'll make sure to not pick this up as soon as possible. thanks!
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Old 06-29-04, 02:42 PM
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I'd pick up other than the fact i already own everything he's put out, so not much need for a new compilation.

without any new tracks, versions, i don't see the need in it, other than to introduce someone to dwight..

I'm guessing either
a. This is being released because Dwight still has one album he owes Reprise, as per contract
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b. Dwight now owns the rights , and he's looking to profit from his hits, without Reprise getting a cut..

anyways, if people have been holding out to buy an introduction to the man, i'd say this is a must Have.
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Old 06-29-04, 11:50 PM
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I would also pick this up if I also didn't already have everything he has put out.

That being said, if you ever get a chance to catch him playing a small club show, don't miss it. My wife and I caught him playing an accoustic set at First Avenue in Minneapolis a year or so ago and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. His accoustic versions of She Wore Red Dresses and North to Alaska were among the best things I have ever heard bar none.
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Old 07-01-04, 06:49 PM
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Added cover + info about his new covers CD which came out Tuesday!

1. Stop The World (And Let Me Off)
2. Down Where The River Bends
3. Mercury Blues
4. Waiting
5. Some Dark Holler - Featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
6. If You Were Me (And I Were You)
7. Little Chapel
8. Loco Motion
9. Miner's Prayer - Featuring Ralph Stanley
10. Understand Your Man
11. Wheels - Featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
12. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
13. Paradise
14. I Said (Paradise Reprise)
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I picked up that covers cd last week, great stuff, the man can do no wrong..
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Old 07-09-04, 07:45 PM
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No Sorry You Asked on his Very Best? Dang! That is probably my favorite Dwight song...
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I didn't see a thread for it and don't see a point in starting a new one since apparently Dwight isn't all that popular around these parts...

...anyway, has anyone picked up his most recent album, Blame the Vain?





I picked up the album a few weeks back and like it quite a bit. I really dig Blame the Vain and Intentional Heartache.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
has anyone picked up his most recent album, Blame the Vain?
I bought because of Intentional Heartache song and I think it's rates right up there with If There Was A Way and This Time which are my 2 favorite Dwight CDs.
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Not a whole lot of love for Dwight around these parts, but bigjim25, you may appreciate this. Last Friday, I saw Dwight live. He played for what was probably 2 hours and was fantastic. After the show, I went out by his trailer and was able to get his new album autographed. A real class act!

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Old 11-09-05, 07:03 AM
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Dwight is my favorite pure country artist by far. I saw him live a few nights before 9-11. It was in a country bar north of Atlanta and I couldn't have felt more out of place if I was at a 50 Cent concert in an R&B club. Suffered through a horrendous Toby Keith-type opening act with lots of hoopin' and hollerin'. But it was worth it for the man. Dwight is simply IT. Excellent show.
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I am not a country fan but if I ever catch one of his songs, I always seemed glued to it. I have mellowed in my old age & don't quite have the hate for country as I used though I still don't listen to it. He always seemed more rockabilly than true country which may be why I was kinda drawn to his songs.

But now to my question...is this "very best of" really a good compilation to pick up to see if I would like more of his stuff? Looking over the list there seems to be a lot of covers which I usually hate. If I want to listen to covers I listen to the original song.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
But now to my question...is this "very best of" really a good compilation to pick up to see if I would like more of his stuff? Looking over the list there seems to be a lot of covers which I usually hate. If I want to listen to covers I listen to the original song.
I would say no. If for no other reason than it was released before his current album - which, IMO is his best yet.
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