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The Long Way Around

Tom Russell Audio CD
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It would be easy for Tom Russell to coast on reputation alone. With a career stretching back nearly four decades, and a catalog of more than 20 albums, the consummate storyteller has amassed a devoted following that cherishes his vivid, novelistic tales evoking the spirit of the American experience in tightly constructed, panoramic vignettes. Among his most ardent fans are fellow artists: ... Read more in Amazon's Tom Russell Store

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  • Audio CD (6 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: HighTone Records
  • ASIN: B0000005S2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. St. Olav's Gate 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Outbound Plane 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Big Water 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Beyond The Blues 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Spanish Burgundy 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. U.S. Steel 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Walkin' On The Moon 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Angel Of Lyon (Live In St. Louis) 6:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Veteran's Day (Live) 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Eyes Of Roberto Duran (Live) 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blue Wing (Live) 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Haley's Comet (Live) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Manzanar (Live) 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mineral Wells (Live) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Gallo Del Cielo (Live) 6:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Road To Bayamon (Live) 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Box Of Visions 3:100.99  Buy MP3 

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The definitive Tom Russell collection featuring 14 of his best loved songs re-recorded and 3 brand new numbers. Features guest appearences from JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, DAVE ALVIN, IRIS DEMENT, NANCI GRIFFITH and KATY MOFFATT. Tom's songs deal with colourful characters, often on the fringe of society, who face a crisis of conscience, or otherwise, who run the gauntlet of life and somehow manage to (usually) come out the other side. By combining his folk, rock, blues and honkytonk influences with the strength of his powerful songs, Tom Russell has crafted in "The Long Way Around" his strongest collection to date, one which will stake his claim as a master American storyteller.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice, big heart 19 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
In one word, Brilliant, this man has a great voice and his song writing is for listening to,not leaping about dancing to, or talking over.If you like songs with meaning ,buy this you'll not regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New & old great songs well sung 11 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I saw a review on this CD saying you wont regret buying it ,how right it was. I found some of my favorite songs from years ago. A new recording on St Olavs gate with Nancy Griffith,Blue Wing last heard on Wally Whytons country club and Box of Visions also with Nancy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable 4 Jan 2011
By purse
Format:Audio CD
If you like Tom Russell, you'll like this. It is live/accoustic versions of songs found on various albums.
It could almost be described as a best of. I only gave it 4 stars because there was nothing I hadn'y already got, just different versions of brilliant songs.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cognac for the ears 14 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Twice in my life, while driving in heavy freeway traffic, I've heard songs so good on the radio that I had to pull off the road and collect my thoughts. Turns out Tom Russell wrote both of 'em. If you don't just like to chew gum in time with the music, if you really listen to what's being communicated via a song, you owe it to yourself to buy heaps of Tom Russell. Start with this one to see what I mean. Avoid traffic accidents, listen to this stuff for the first time in a safe place.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesume lyrics and acoustic guitar 17 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD turned me from being a casual fan of Mr. Russell's to being convinced he is the finest singer/songwriter of the 90's. His song are well crafted tales on the lessons of life. Songs such as Veteran's Day, The Eyes of Roberto Duran and The Angel of Lyon are classics and seem more intimate performed live. If you are a fan of John Hiatt, Dave Alvin, Lucinda Williams or other artists of this nature, treat yourself to the remarkable CD.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this record is a blessing! 1 Dec 1998
By Michael Wilfried Zimmermann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If there ever has been an underrated singer/songwriter - tom russell goes for top rank.
His 89er - "Road to Bayamon" already was a record to take to the famous island, but "long way" simply leaves you in awe. Handmade music? - very true, but more than this : soulmade music played with a heart full of poetry, rhythm and ...honesty
Fame, money, gold awards - he deserves them all but he does not sound to be particularly interested - he does not fit the charts, those "do you remember..." names - his work will survive decades while the so called "big shots" earn the headlines and are forgotten in no time.
Buy Tom Russell - his music is a lifetime companion!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dismayed! 22 Dec 2000
By Lawrence J. Bracken - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I continue to be dismayed at the lack of recognition for Tom Russell. This CD is outstanding, as are most of his efforts. Russell, Robert Earl Keen, a few others do really good work, but never seem to hit the mainstream. But good work, here. Thanks, Tom Russell. Good CD!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Folk Music at its best 17 Jun 1998
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Format:Audio CD
Tom Russell continues to be one of America's finest unknown artists. In this album, he recreates some of his best work and intersperses the album with live performances that give you the impression of being at one of his wonderful concerts. His lyrics tell wonderful stories and Andy Hardin's guitar will awe you. Definitely one for your collection.
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