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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best debut album ever, re-mastered and re-released
Although already something of a veteran performer by the time it was was released, Guitar Town marked Steve Earle's debut into mainstream music, without losing his country roots. Coming at a time when "new country" was finding its feet, Guitar Town was critical in turning the world's ear towards Nashville. Kicking off with the clear, crisp title track Guitar...
Published on 19 Mar. 2002

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best debut album ever, re-mastered and re-released, 19 Mar. 2002
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This review is from: Guitar Town (Audio CD)
Although already something of a veteran performer by the time it was was released, Guitar Town marked Steve Earle's debut into mainstream music, without losing his country roots. Coming at a time when "new country" was finding its feet, Guitar Town was critical in turning the world's ear towards Nashville. Kicking off with the clear, crisp title track Guitar Town and moving through the highs and lows of life with classics such as the much-covered My Old Friend The Blues (sorry Eddie Reader, Proclaimers and the rest of you - you don't do it anywhere near as good as Steve)and slower, more emotional songs such as Little Rock'n'Roller, Steve Earle produced a high standard for all of his future work. There is not one duff track on Guitar Town. It is as relevant now as it was when it was released in the 80's. Buy it, play it, put down the remote control - you won't need the 'skip' button.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL!!!!!!, 3 Feb. 2009
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Michael Nicholl (Derry. Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This has been described in some reviews as the best debut album ever, and I am not about to disagree, but for me it is a toss up between this and Chris Knight's self titled debut. This is one of those rare albums that come along every so often, where if you were asked to choose any track to omit, it would be impossible, every one is equally strong. The follow-up 'Exit O' manages the impossible by repeating this feat. A brilliant album full of delightful country rock offerings which owe much more to Springsteen and John Mellencamp than to Nashville. A must for any record collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST, 8 July 2009
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Mr. Nicholas R. Muller (london england) - See all my reviews
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HIS FIRST MAJOR RELEASE AND WHAT A GOOD ONE BUT THE BEST WAS STILL TO COME THIS CD HAS A MIX OF COUNTRY ROCK AND BLUES THE WONDERFUL MY OLD FRIEND THE BULES WORTH THE MONEY JUST FOR THAT HILLBILLY HIGHWAY AND THE TITLE TRACK GUITAR TRACK THIS C.D. HAS A BONUS TRACKSTATE TROOPER WRITTON BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ALL THE SONGS ON THE CD ARE WRITTON OR CO WRITTON BY STEVE HE ONE OF THE BEST SONGWRITERS AROUND STEVE SOUND HAS A HARD ROCK SOUND TO IT LIKE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RELEASED IN 1984 SOUNDS AS FRESH NOW AS IT DID THEN HE IS VERY OUTSPOKEN IN HIS VIEWS WHICH COMES OUT IN HIS MUSIC STEVE WAS A HUGH FAN OF TOWNES VAN ZANDT WHICH YOU CAN TELL BY HIS MUSIC AND WRITTING .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 12 Nov. 2010
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This is a top drawer record with a mainly American country sound and some great songs. My favourite song is Fearless Heart. Other standouts are Guitar Town, Goodbye is all we got left to say and Hillbilly Highway. You can listen to the whole thing. There's no filler here. This guy is a great songwriter and carries the songs with panache in a strong American country voice. The songs are about ordinary life in flyover country. The bonus live cover of Springsteen's State Trooper is a nice way to end it, a real energetic version. You don't need to be a country music fan to enjoy this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC ALBUM, 28 Mar. 2011
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Ronny Søgård (Norway) - See all my reviews
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This is the 1986 debut album by Steve Earle. And it`s great. Steve and the band really rocks on this one. But you can also find the more quieter ones like "Little Rock `n roller" and "My old friend the blues", which is two FANTASTIC songs.

You can truly feel what Steve is singin`, and not one song on this album is bad, not one song is average. Top class all the way. This must be one of the best debut albums for the last 30 years. Music don`t get much better than this.

So, if you like real country music with some real good rock n roll in it, buy this album.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Debut album of rocking country music, 24 Jan. 2005
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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When this album was released, Steve was acclaimed in some quarters as country music's version of Bruce Springsteen - high praise indeed. Subsequent albums have shown that comparisons with The Boss are spot on, including their political beliefs, but Steve has largely abandoned country music in favor of rock. He has never forgotten his roots, as he showed on The Mountain, an album that he recorded with bluegrass musicians, but he has never recorded another album quite like Guitar town.
Steve wrote or co-wrote all the songs on this album, which contains two major country hits (the title track and Hillbilly highway), both up-tempo rocking songs, which are typical of the album's style. Steve shows that he can do ballads too - just listen to My old friend the blues, a song subsequently covered by Janie Fricke for her album, Labor of love. Another great ballad is Someday, though I generally feel that Steve is at his best on the rocking up-tempo songs.
If you enjoy rocking country music as recorded by Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart and others like them, give this album a listen. If you are a fan of Steve's later music, you'll find this album somewhat different but you'll probably enjoy it. If you're a fan of The Boss, you should definitely give Steve's music a try.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars music for the heavens, 26 Mar. 2003
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this masterclass in songwriting taps into the core of the human mind, soul and spirit. foot-tapping, country, honky-tonk rock 'n' roll never sounded quite so magnificent. Buy it, play it, live it, love it. God bless you Steve Earle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb album, 4 Jan. 2012
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This is a great album. If you are new to Steve Earle it would be an excellent place to start collecting his music, and if you have'nt already bought it and you are a fan GET IT NOW IT'S BRILLIANT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of Steve Earle, 3 Oct. 2013
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Ms. E. J. Baker "Elle" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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What a great album this is, from the first title track to the Bruce Springstein live final, its chocker with good songs that will stay with you and generally keep you cheerful. I don't like or listen to miserable music, this album and Exit O together with Copperhead Road are the best by far and the only ones I am happy to confidently say is money well spent. You wont regret buying this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this is a good disc, well worth a listen to, 10 Dec. 2014
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ive never heard of steve earl until recently,,this is a good disc, well worth a listen to,,,arrived well packed and secure, disc in mint condition,some good tracks on it,
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