- Released: May 1, 1995
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Reprise / WEA
Rolling Stone - 9/7/95, p.724 Stars
- Excellent - "...Instead of reciting the hits in the manner of most country acts, Yoakam and band hit harder and go deeper in concert, attacking with a recklessness that recognizes no distinction between honkytonk spirit and rock & roll attitude..."
Q - 9/95, p.1223 Stars
- Good - "...He has a hard, dry grip on the honky-tonk traditions that others looked in danger of forgetting. And from the sound of this album, he is not letting go..."
NME (Magazine) - 7/15/95, p.496 (out of 10)
- "...a reminder of his sparky style as he reads from the songbooks of Buck Owens and Elvis and lets rip with a Kentucky yodel or two..."
- 1.Little Sister
- 2.It Only Hurts When I Cry
- 3.The Heart That You Own
- 4.This Time
- 5.Streets Of Bakersfield
- 6.Little Ways
- 7.Please, Please Baby
- 8.Nothing's Changed Here
- 9.Lonesome Roads
- 10.A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
- 11.Wild Ride
- 12.Two Doors Down
- 13.Fast As You
- 14.Long White Cadillac
- 15.Miner's Prayer
- 16.Rocky Road Blues
- 17.Suspicious Minds
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, guitar); Pete Anderson (electric guitar); Scott Joss (fiddle, mandolin); Skip Edwards (keyboards); Taras Prodaniuk (bass); Jim Christie (drums); Tommy Funderburk, Beth Anderson (background vocals).
Recorded live at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California on July 30, 1994. Includes liner notes by Russ DeVault.
DWIGHT LIVE was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Country Album. "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, guitar); Pete Anderson (electric guitar); Scott Joss (mandolin, fiddle); Skip Edwards (keyboards); Jim Christie (drums); Beth Andersen, Tommy Funderburk (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Russ DeVault.
Recording information: San Francisco, CA (07/30/1994).
A straight presentation of Dwight Yoakam playing his greatest hits in concert, Dwight Live is a solid record, highlighted by a long, intense take on "Suspicious Minds." Nevertheless, nothing on the album improves on the original recorded versions, making Dwight Live essential for devoted fans only. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine