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Format: CD
Sku: 215763633
UPC: 099923206828
UPC 14: 00099923206828
Release Date: 6/29/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Oklahoma Nights - (featuring Vince Gill) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
2. Wichita Lineman ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
3. If You See Me Getting Smaller - (featuring Willie Nelson) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
4. Galveston ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
5. P.F. Sloan - (featuring Jackson Browne) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
6. By the Time I Get To Phoenix - (featuring Glen Campbell) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
7. Cowboy Hall of Fame ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
8. Where Words End - (featuring Michael McDonald) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
9. Highwayman - (featuring Mark Knopfler) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
10. I Was Too Busy Loving You - (featuring J.D. Souther) ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
11. It Won't Bring Her Back ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
12. Do What You Gotta Do ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
13. All I Know ~ Jimmy Webb (Songwriter/Producer)
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: John Willis (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Fred Mollin (electric guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals); Pat Buchanan (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, dobro); Jim Hoke (steel guitar, pennywhistle, accordion); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Jeff Taylor (accordion); John Hobbs (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Greg Morrow, Eddie Bayers (drums); Jaime Babbitt, Troy Johnson, Russell Terrell, Tania Hancheroff (background vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jimmy Webb .
Muze PNote Recording information: British Grove Studios, Chiswick, England; Fireside Studios, Nashville, TN; Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, CA; Loud Recording Studios, Nashville, TN; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Studio Metronome, Brookline, NH; The Bay House, Long Island, NY; Village Recorders, Santa Monica, CA; Your Place Or Mine Recorders, Glendale, CA; Zoomar South Studios, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jessica Daschner.
Muze PNote Fred Molin, a producer and longtime Jimmy Webb, collaborator cajoled the great songwriter to participate in this tribute. Just Across the River features 13 classic Webb tunes performed by the Webb with an all-star band and guest appearances by friends, collaborators, admirers, and fellow recording artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Michael McDonald, Mark Knopfler, J.D. Souther, Vince Gill, and Lucinda Williams. Webb also performs three songs here unaccompanied by other singers. The band Molin includes a host of Nashville's best: John Hobbs (keyboards), Bryan Sutton and John Willis (on guitars, mandolin, and banjo), Larry Paxton (bass), Greg Morrow and Eddie Bayers (drums), Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Pat Buchanan (electric guitars), and Paul Franklin (pedal steel and dobro). There are instrumental cameos, too, including one by Jerry Douglas, whose dobro adorns "Wichita Lineman." Given Webb's stature, none of this is surprising. What is, however, especially given the gorgeous sound of this set, is that the vasty majority of it was recorded live over two days in a Nashville studio -- vocals were overdubbed of course. Some of the highlights include "Oklahoma Nights," with Gill's beautiful tenor balancing the harmonies; "The Highwayman," on which Mark Knopfler underscores Webb's vocal with his own, creating a dark, melancholy authenticity; "Wichita Lineman," featuring Joel, whose empathic feel for the duet is remarkable, while his voice contrasts beautifully with Webb's. Shockingly, Browne's appearance on "P.F. Sloan" helps to make the song a real tragedy for an era as well as a man, rather than a merely ironic one. Throughout, but especially on Webb's own re-recordings, especially "It Won't Bring Her Back," and "Cowboy Hall of Fame," Webb is displayed in excellent voice. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Fred Mollin

Engineer: Jared Nugent; Jake Burns; Stephen Armstrong; David Stewart; Kyle Lehning; Mark Linett; Kerry Cunningham; Casey Wood

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Vince Gill
Muze Guest Artist Billy Joel
Muze Guest Artist Willie Nelson
Muze Guest Artist Lucinda Williams
Muze Guest Artist Jackson Browne
Muze Guest Artist Glen Campbell
Muze Guest Artist Michael McDonald
Muze Guest Artist Mark Knopfler
Muze Guest Artist J. D. Souther

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Judy Collins:live At The Metropolitan

Associated Artists and Works

In Session ~ Campbell, Glen
Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb ~ Feinstein, Michael

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/28/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : E1ECD 2068
Music Label Name Label : Koch
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099923206828

Professional Reviews

Paste (magazine)
- "Nelson's presence is a boon on the country ballad 'If You See Me Getting Smaller, ' and Gill growls with plenty of heart on opener 'Oklahoma Nights.'"

Uncut (magazine)
(p.105)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Webb plays well off Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Webb,Jimmy
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Imports
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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