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Long Road Home Import

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  • Audio CD (15 Jan. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Mountain Retreat
  • ASIN: B00005YQIH
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DAG on 13 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Dylan, Cash and Springsteen, rightly, get the big notices, but there are many others, including Jeff Finlin, John Stewart, John Prine and Mickey Newbury who truly belong in the pantheon of American songwriters, and who all - in markedly different styles - bring tales of that vast country and its people and places to life. This is a perfect album for late night listening - I guess in America on a porch adjacent to a screen door - here in the UK by the fireside on a cold evening. I won't recommend any standout tracks as it all flows beautifully in Newbury's understated way - depth of feeling, lovely tunes, 5 stars.
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Format: Audio CD
This CD was recorded when Mickey Newbury was hooked up to a machine keeping him alive. How such a work of beauty could be produced in those circumstances is truely amazing. He always had a voice that could induce goose bumps and here was no different. An artist until his end he should be mentioned in the same breath as contemporaries such as Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark though only a casual listen to his back catalogue would show that he ploughed his own particular furrow of Amercan country music. The use of strings and background noises in particular gives his music a tonality different from the aforementioned artists.
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By ludwig sterk on 16 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
another masterpiece by Newbury 17 Feb. 2002
By Mois Benarroch - WRITER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Newbury's new cd of new material "A Long Road Home" is a long awaited cd by his fans. All the songs here are new songs, so if you are one of those who don't understand why Newbury rerecords his songs time after time as if it was an obsession, then this is a cd you should buy. By now I think I should compare Newbury's work to a Bach cantata or to Mozart's Requiem. This songs live in pain and find beauty where life touches the bottom. Memories of roads not taken, unfulfilled love, and behind all this a deep religious feeling this is not Christian pop, though).
"Oh I tried to keep the rain from falling
you know I tried to keep the rain from falling
it's not the rain in the skies, but the rain in your eyes."
Newbury has built through the years a songbook that is one the best in American music, his songs have been covered 350 times, they have been number one hits but also great covers that brought the best out of the performers. This cd shows he is still doing it, and all the songs (I mean all of them) will one day be considered classics!
"One more song of heart and flowers, one more night of lonely hours
One more mile of winding highway, one more day of new beginnings."
Well, I could go one praising this cd, and if you are wondering about the high price tag that comes with it, just think about the hundred of times you'll listen to it and that most of the money goes to the artist and not to some big corporate. The cd has been for four days in my cd player since I received it. I think it will still be there in a month. This is the kind of cd that makes me forget I have a collection of 5,000 cd's and Lp's.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
masterpiece 15 Mar. 2002
By John P. Burns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have purchased every recording by this artist and every one of them is a treasure to me. This particular recording captures the viewpoints of a mature man who has truly lived and can look back both with pleasure and pain. The autobiographical nature of this work helps chronicle the feelings of one of the most profound and poetic songwriters of our times. The music is lyrical and beautiful. The lyrics are simply some of the finest produced in the last twenty years. If there was any justice in the music business, this album would have won a grammy in the folk genre and I am aware that it would have had to beat out a very good recording by Bob Dylan. Dylan's recent work is great, but does not touch the heart and soul of this work. Buy it and listen to it in one sitting. Then listen again. It truly is an American masterpiece.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Sad, even for Newbury 1 July 2006
By The Winged Eel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Maybe it is just me, but this could well be the saddest, yet most beautiful cd I have ever heard.The last 4 songs in particular are very difficult, yet rewarding listening.The backing music is sparse and appropriate.

Newbury's once strong voice is reduced to a rattling whisper. The lyrics to many of the songs make it clear that Mr Newbury knew his time was short.Yet these are not "pity me" type songs, just beautifully sad,such as only Mickey Newbury could write.

Mickey Newbury is certainly one of the most under appreciated songwriters who ever lived.The songs on this cd are no exception.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not the greatest voice in the world but he knew how to ... 2 July 2014
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a talent. Not the greatest voice in the world but he knew how to write a song . I have wanted this album for a long time and since I am from Springfield Or. it means all the more to me.The Long Road Home is on of my favorites.
. . . beautiful and haunting . . . 20 Feb. 2008
By Carole Shores - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is an absolute gorgeous CD, both the lyrics and melodies. The acoustic guitar, violin and cello add incredible beauty. Michael McDonald provides background vocals. I own almost every CD and LP by Mickey Newbury, and I think this is his very best work. Highly recommended.
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