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Steve Earle CD, Copperhead Road

Steve Earle CD, Copperhead Road

$5.00

Cd, case and inserts are in mint / near mint condition. Original 1988 MCA Records pressing.  UPC# 0008811 921323.  This is not a promotional copy. 

1. Copperhead Road
2. Snake Oil
3. Back to the Wall
4. Devil's Right Hand
5. Johnny Come Lately
6. Even When I'm Blue
7. You Belong to Me
8. Waiting on You
9. Once You Love
10. Nothing But a Child


Album Notes
Steve Earle was on a roll in the mid-1980s; crashing onto a dilapidated country scene with his rock-influenced vitality, he turned out three classic albums in three years. His third, COPPERHEAD ROAD, is possibly the most accomplished. Here Earle streamlines his roughneck country-rock sound for maximum impact, and hones his sociopolitical songwriting to balance perfectly with his more personal offerings. The title tune, a tale about a Vietnam-vet drug-runner, was a surprise crossover hit, widening Earle's pop profile. "Devil's Right Hand," another Earle signature tune, is as powerful an anti-gun song as you're likely to hear.Earle was growing musically as well; he's backed by Irish folk-punks the Pogues on "Johnny Come Lately," and by bluegrass supergroup Telluride on "Nothing But a Child," hinting at the eclecticism of his later releases. With COPPERHEAD ROAD definitively proving his consistency, Earle permanently ascended into the upper echelon of American singer/songwriters, leaving the early "country Springsteen" claims behind forever.

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