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Old No.1 [Import]

Guy Clark Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Jan 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA/SugarHill/Edsel/Demon
  • ASIN: B000000EWL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rita Ballou
2. L.A. Freeway
3. She Ain't Goin' Nowhere
4. A Nickel For The Fiddler
5. That Old Time Feeling
6. Texas - 1947
7. Desperados Waiting For The Train
8. Like A Coat From The Cold
9. Instant Coffee Blues
10. Let Him Roll

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL AMERICANA FROM A TEXAN GREAT 8 Jun 2011
Quite possibly the ultimate Americana LP.Timeless songs aching with emotion & telling great stories of love & the great lost America of yesteryear.Titles like "Desperados Waiting For A Train" & "Texas 1947" whet the appetite & don't disappoint.Guy Clark has made & continues to make excellent records after this his debut album but he has never quite topped this near perfect 10 song collection.If you love American country/folk this is an absolute must for your collection.Every home should have one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding debut album from 1975 25 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD
I can't remember where I first heard Guy Clark, probably on a various artist compilation - but I was immediately impressed I went out and looked to see what was on CD format.

My version of Old No.1 (originally on RCA) is on the (British) Edsel label, a part of Demon Records, re-issued in the UK in 1988 - it may have been the first time the album appeared on CD.

All 10 tracks are good, with a few gems as highlights, like the outstanding "LA Freeway" and "Desperadoes Waiting For A Train" which The Highwaymen (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash) later recorded.

Songs written by Guy have been recorded by a "Who's Who" of Country greats like George Strait, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney, to mention a few.

He is one of the great singer songwriters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums 13 July 2009
By Ralph Hatcher - Published on Amazon.com
I first heard this album when Jim Lex introduced it to me in 1983. I can't count how many times I've listened to it over the years, but it never gets old. I have raised up a new generation of Guy Clark fans when my kids and I would listen to "Old No. 1" on long road trips back to see the grand parents.

Clark has mastered not only the genre of east-Texas roadhouse ballads, but his soul-searching, sometimes painful lyrics are of the stuff that touches those of us who have lived interesting but tough lives filled with toil, regrets and occasional successes. Every song in this selection has an insight or a message for me, and seems to effect others who take the time to really listen in the same way. The line "It's all done with mirrors..." in "Instant Coffee Blues" will perhaps be a revelation for some listeners, but a clear metaphor to those of us that life has left a little tattered and cynical.

"Old No. 1" has become a favorite of many people, young and old, that I have shared it with. Guy Clark never got all the recognition he deserves but this album will show you why he has a devoted following, even thirty years later.
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5.0 out of 5 stars country classic 5 Oct 2010
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first saw Guy Clark on an episode of "Austin City Limits" back in the mid-1970s and was just blow away by him and his songs. I went out and bought this album and still regard it as his best collection of songs. The followup, "Texas Cookin' was nearly as good too; both albums chock full of great songs with brilliant lyrics. The fact that so many of the songs on this album have been covered by other artists is another testament to its greatness. And "Old No. 1" is certainly one of the greatest country albums ever recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guy Clark fires another fast ball for a strike 26 Jun 2012
By David L. Mazzola - Published on Amazon.com
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Old Number One is one of the best CD's I have heard, hands down from Guy Clark and he has had a lot of great CD's. This is such a good selection of songs it should be titled Guy Clarks best songs to date! He attacks all of your senses and you come away smiling becuase of it. I could not believe the number of songs packed into Old Number One without a single song I didn't really like. How many artists are even going to give you 20 songs on a single CD? And this is a best of best of if there ever was one. As I said, even if you don't know who Guy Clark is, there is no way you haven't heard several of his songs. We start this ride with "Rita Ballou", hit that "L.A. Freeway" and then hear about those "Desperados Waiting for a Train" (songs everyone has heard everywhere). He plays our part on those mornings after we met him or her on "Instant Coffee Blues" and takes us out with that last gunfight where we see the action, smell the gunpowder and cry inside for that old gunfighter waiting for the last gunfight. He attacks our bellies wtih "Texas Cookin" and knows we'd eat it every day if we could, too. This is all classic Guy Clark singing, playing and storytelling and he's doing it at his best throughout the entire CD. It just doesn't get any better than this so don't miss it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Tunes for the Soul 5 Sep 2013
By Todd Foret - Published on Amazon.com
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Best of the rest.
But all of you can of Guy Clark, he can always cure your blues, cool cat
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where Redneck Rock-Progressive Country Started 5 Mar 2010
By Hammerhead - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It started with this recording by Guy Clark and 'Phases and Stages' by Willie Nelson.
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