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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER CRACKER, 15 Nov. 2012
Another collection, mostly self-penned from the genius that is Marty Stuart. Superb accompaniment from his group, The Fabulous Superlatives. The OED states that superlative means "of the highest quality", proof indeed.

TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN - A fast-paced country rocker. Great instrumentalisation and assisted by Buck Trent.

SUNDOWN IN NASHVILLE - Also on the "Country Music" CD. A story in song about going to Nashville to seek fame and fortune, just as Marty did some years ago.

A MATTER OF TIME - Slow-moving country ballad about a two-timin` woman. Kenny Lovelace provides the harmony.

HOLLYWOOD BOOGIE - Back to top speed with this fabulous instrumental. Can`t see his fingers for smoke! Have a lay down after this one.

HOLDING ON TO NOTHING - Buck Trent joins Marty on this one about an impending break-up.

TRUCK DRIVERS BLUES - A song about Truck Driving. Refers to his good lady in this track that rolls along nicely... like a truck.

GOING, GOING, GONE - This song would have suited Merle Haggard down to the ground. It`s about a stranger in a lonesome town.

THE LONELY KIND - Slower song about a lonely guy after a break-up.

A SONG OF SADNESS - Lorrie Carter Bennett duets on this song. Another relationship ending song. The poor man needs counselling.

PICTURE FROM LIFE`S OTHER SIDE - Marty duets with Hank3 on this Hank Williams song/oration. On this evidence it is Marty who is the singer! Not for the clinically depressed.

Marty, as usual brings back the qualities that few of the modern day artists possess. The songs are technically very good, the voice is clear and audible and the accompaniment is brilliant, what more can you possibly need, except volume 2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Close but could have done with waiting...., 29 April 2012
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Well, I was really excited about this release - Marty is treasure that not enough know about and this release was coming off of an incredible run of 5 star releases - Ghost train, Live a the Ryman, Souls Chapel, Badlands and Country Music. So why 4 stars for Nashville, Vol. 1? Well, as some have already said - at 30 odd mins this is a short collection and indeed two of the tracks have already been released in stronger versions - sundown in nashville was more kicking and swinging on Country Music and Truck Driver's blues released on Cool Country Classics in a much more suited electric sped up version than the acoustic version on this collection. So that leaves 8 new tracks - standouts being Tear the woodpile down, the lonely kind and pictures from life's other side. The other tracks are very well played and sung but compared to what has come previously (especially on Ghost Train) they come off as interesting out-takes from that LP. Compared to his previous six releases, I can't help but feel Marty and the boys should have pulled the strongest material together for one LP rather than Vol 1 and Vol 2. Still, when all is said and done, Marty and the Superlatives are a great band (make sure you catch them live before you die!) and feel thankful that they are still carrying the country flame with Nashville, Volume 1. Now, where is my Telecaster B Bender!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nashville Vol.1 or Ghost Train Vol. 2??, 27 April 2012
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This great little album feels almost like a continuation from Marty's last album, "Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions" - in your face old-style country with fiddle and steel guitar way up in the mix, a smattering of guest appearances, and moody (mostly) black & white booklet.

At just 32 minutes it could be said that this CD isn't value for money but when the quality is as high as this I can't imagine anyone complaining. From the first notes of the title track, right through to "Pictures From Life's Other Side", there's not a dull moment. Favourite tracks on first few listens are "A Matter of Time", fantastic fiddle and steel guitar on that one and vocals shared with Kenny Lovelace (who I think is guitarist with Jerry Lee Lewis, though he's credited for fiddle on the sleeve notes here), "Truck Driver's Blues", which sounds like it's mostly acoustic, and the moody "The Lonely Kind".

I suppose the duet with Hank 3 on Hank Williams' Luke the Drifter track "Pictures From Life's Other Side" will get a lot of attention. Marty seems to like these half recited songs and Hank 3's voice certainly sounds like his grand dad at times here.

Excellent playing throughout, as ever, by the Fabulous Superlatives and marvellous steel work by Gary Carter and Robby Turner.

Recommended for lovers of a more traditional country sound. And here's hoping Vol. 2 is as good!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Sept. 2014
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