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Release Me

27 Feb. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 Feb. 2012
  • Release Date: 27 Feb. 2012
  • Label: Humphead Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Mike Curb, LLC / UMG Recordings Inc.
  • Total Length: 51:56
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0077R7ASE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,028 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By RBSProds TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Feb. 2012
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Five MARVELOUS Stars. "Release Me" is an intense, unflagging combination of country, blues, jigs, jazz, rock, standards, and gospel. 4-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, band leader, and actor Lyle Lovett delivers another big musical slice of Americana. One of the preeminent story tellers in American music, Lyle is a modern day musical Will Rogers who never fails to deliver intriguing 'takes' on life with equal doses of humor, hipness, humility, and insights that escape most of us. Most of his topics revolve around cases of love lost, love found, and love that's just hanging around. The 'best of the best' begin with the instrumental "Garfield's Blackberry Blossom", a toe-tapping fiddlers delight with help from steel guitar and keyboards. Title song, a heartfelt "Release Me", features k.d. lang harmonizing with Lyle. Bluesman Arnold McCuller is featured on a smoking "White Boy Lost in the Blues" that will have you 'chained to your earphones'. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with the sensual voice of Kat Edmondson works great with Lyle and a bouncy beat. And perhaps best of all: the honky-tonking "One Way Gal", a loping personal version of Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"; a touching, tragic "Dress of Laces" with Sara Watkins; a smoking high-energy "White Freightliner Blues" with Keith Sewell, Luke Bulla & Ray Herndon, and much more. And it all fittingly ends on a gospel note of "Keep Us Steadfast", as if to take stock of everything that's come before. 30 years into a brilliant career and Lyle Lovett continues to give us fresh songs, hot beats, and tender ballads with unique perspectives on life that draws devoted fans from different musical genres into his marvelous musical world. Highly Recommended. Five ENGAGING Star! (This review is based on an mp3 download. 14 tracks: Time-51:14)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2012
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Nominally a country artist, Lyle Lovett's eclectic style has drawn from bluegrass, blues, gospel, big band, jazz and pop. He continues in this familiar vein on the appropriately titled "Release Me", his last album for the Curb label and his recording home for the past 26 years.

The album kicks off with the Celtic tinged hoedown, "Garfield's Blackberry Blossom", which is an intimation of the various styles to follow. The title track (made famous in the UK by Englebert Humperdinck) is a classic country duet with k d lang complete with fiddles and pedal steel. A minor gripe: k d's voice is lost deep ln the lower reaches of the mix. But there is compensation in the form of Lyle's achingly beautiful duet with Sara Watkins on the murder ballad "Dress Of Laces". These are bravura performances to be cherished.

"White Boy Lost In The Blues" is a raunchy blues number written by Michael Franks and originally recorded by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. This is a terrific re-working by Lyle and, with backing vocals by bluesman Arnold McCuller, it demonstrates the range of Lyle's musical palette. So too does "Isn't That So", in a classic jump blues style.

He gives Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" a bass inflected country blues reading and then whips up a storm with Townes Van Zandt's trucking song "White Freightliner Blues". But not everything works and his other duet with Kat Edmonson, "Christmas Time Is Here" sounds turgid by comparison to the other sparkling performances.

But is there any hint that this might be a convenient contractual release from Mike Curb? I don't think so.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. A. Reggiori on 25 Mar. 2012
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When I first played this CD, I thought that Lyle had just had a large tax bill and had 'phoned in a performance to knock out an album to get some cash. It really didn't grab me at all. The first track doesn't even feature Mr. Lovett! Apart from the embarrassment of my family asking me why the hell am I playing an Englebert Humperdinck song, some of the chord sequences of the intros to some tracks are straight off his last album.
However, after a few listenings, I am warming to this record, mainly because of Lyle's voice - a true original - that can make even a so-so song sound incredible.
But, this is nowhere near his best and still has a "going through the motions" feel to it. So, if you like Lyle Lovett, you won't be too disappointed, but if this is your first taste of Mr. L, I recommend you try his earlier stuff, which will blow you away.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J. Adby on 31 Jan. 2013
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Lyle has been around since I don't know when and shows his mastery on this great album. All the tracks are covers of classics, but as you aint heard them before. A great blend of country, blues and a hint of something else.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian on 20 July 2012
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this is a great balance of good musicians and Lyles' unusual vocal style that fits his songs so well.
sensitive where needed and strong where needed. also a really good mix of songs of different styles. Great
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