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Today's Generation (15 Tracks) [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Import]

Rex Jr. Allen Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Younger Generation
2. I Back Up
3. The Children
4. You Weren't There
5. Other Husbands And Wives
6. Home Song (Dreams Of What May Come)
7. Wake Up Morning
8. The Father Needs A Man
9. Push To The Ground
10. Black Skies
11. The Corners Of My Life
12. Blow The Winds Away
13. Country Comfort
14. When Two Worlds Collide
15. (Hidden Track)

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Certainly there is nothing else in the Country Music canon quite like Rex Allen Jr's "Today's Generation". Promoted upon its release in 1970 as " Underground Country", it is an album both ornate and very listenable. But no amount of adornment with electric sitars, melotrons and harpsichords can disguise the fact that this is also a howl of pure, neglected, post-adolescent angst. Obsessed with mortality, guilt, conformity, the Vietnam war and drug experimentation, Rex was clearly at a "troubled" juncture in his life. Imagine the Tibetan Book Of The Dead as voiced with all the gothic undertones and crooner inflections of a southern Scott Walker and then interpreted by A-list Nashville session players. Remastered in 2008 from the original master tapes. Deluxe packaging, 24

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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEGINNING 11 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I read the liner notes, before playing the CD, something I never do as a rule, I was not that impressed and did not expect much. What a mistake to make. The rich melodious tones were already in place and although some of the songs were, in my opinion not up to scratch, the overall quality shines through.

A few of the tracks are rather dark and dismal, more suited to Scott Walker, than Rex Allen Jr, but others show a burgeoning country influence, particularly the 3 additional tracks, one written by Elton John. I got a surprise when I listened to track 12 - it was blank! Apparently this was left blank to separate the original 11 tracks of the album, "Today`s Generation", from the 3 bonus tracks.

If you are a Rex Allen Jr. fan, then this really is a must buy.
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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Country and Cowboy music 23 Dec 2012
By Mary Knapp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I would recommend tihis C.D. to everyone. I liked the songs and the music. I don't think anyone can be disappointed by music from Rex Allen, Jr. Thanks.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like 16 Nov 2009
By macklinda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Didn't like the DVD. Have others by this artist and really like them. It came quickly. The service of this company was excellent.
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