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Brilliant acoustic and electric,
By A Customer
This review is from: Into The Purple Valley (Audio CD)
This is one excellent album.
There is some fantastic slide playing, especially on the Leadbelly song "On a Monday." Cooder's finger-picked version of Joseph Spence's "Great dream from heaven" is exquisite, and the mandolin/slide guitar accompanied "Billy the Kid" is equally brilliant. The album is a mix of electric and acoustic and described in the sleeve notes as one of Cooder's most influential albums. Buy it and you'll see why.