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Format: CD
Sku: 61014282
UPC: 081227896423
UPC 14: 00081227896423
Release Date: 7/27/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Honky Tonk Man ~ Dwight Yoakam
2. Guitars, Cadillacs ~ Dwight Yoakam
3. Little Sister ~ Dwight Yoakam
4. Little Ways ~ Dwight Yoakam
5. Please, Please Baby ~ Dwight Yoakam
6. Streets of Bakersfield ~ Dwight Yoakam
7. I Sang Dixie ~ Dwight Yoakam
8. Long White Cadillac ~ Dwight Yoakam
9. Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose ~ Dwight Yoakam
10. You're The One ~ Dwight Yoakam
11. Suspicious Minds ~ Dwight Yoakam
12. It Only Hurts When I Cry ~ Dwight Yoakam
13. Ain't That Lonely Yet ~ Dwight Yoakam
14. Thousand Miles From Nowhere, A ~ Dwight Yoakam
15. Fast as You ~ Dwight Yoakam
16. Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Dwight Yoakam
17. I Want You To Want Me ~ Dwight Yoakam
18. Things Change ~ Dwight Yoakam
19. Late Great Golden State, The ~ Dwight Yoakam
20. Back Of Your Hand, The ~ Dwight Yoakam

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, guitar); Buck Owens (vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Holly George-Warren.
Muze PNote Photographer: Davis Factor.
Muze PNote It's no coincidence that maverick country star Dwight Yoakam rose to prominence in Los Angeles during the 1980s, playing clubs with the likes of Los Lobos, X, and the Blasters. Yoakam's roots revivalism, which borrows equally from the Bakersfield honky-tonk of Buck Owens and vintage Sun Studios-era rockabilly, has much in common with a punk-inspired, back-to-basics approach. THE VERY BEST OF proves that despite--or maybe because of--Yoakam's category defiance, his music is immensely appealing.
Muze PNote Yoakam's willingness to bend the rules is evident in his choice of covers. Included here are a punchy version of "Suspicious Minds," a countrified take on Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me," and a swinging cover of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." To these and other tunes, Yoakam brings his country-rock flair and his truly beautiful baritone croon. But nothing matches his late-'80s cuts, particularly the rave-up barroom classic "Honky Tonk Man" and Yoakam's own "Guitars, Cadillacs," standouts on this excellent collection representing one of country's coolest and most distinctive stars.

Producer: Pete Anderson; Pete Anderson; Jimmy Edwards (Compilation); Jimmy Edwards (Compilation); James Austin (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Buck Owens

Artist Overview

In the mid-'80s the Nashville scene was at a low point until Dwight Yoakam helped usher in a new wave of country that was both traditionalist and progressive. Yoakam's allegiance to the classic Bakersfield sound of the '60s (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard) as well as his use of rockabilly and soul won him a wide audience. His good looks and dramatic persona also earned him an acting career, and he had major roles in numerous high-profile films, including PANIC ROOM and SLING BLADE.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Break Up / O.s.t.
Muze Music Compilations Buck Owens:live From Austin Texas
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Country
Muze Music Compilations Imus Ranch Record
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best/patty Loveless
Muze Music Compilations Country Daze:15 Original Hits
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas

Associated Artists and Works

On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/27/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8122789642
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
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 : 00081227896423

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.138)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "Spiritual heir to Gram Parsons, Yoakam was a similarly-transplanted southerner who fetched up on Los Angeles, riding the tip of the early-'80s new country swell."

Dirty Linen (pp.51-2)
- "[A] nifty set of recordings that Yoakam contributed over the years to tribute albums..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Yoakam,Dwight
Product attributeLabel:   Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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