Greg Brown Dream City: Essential Recordings. Volume 2 1997-2006 (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: August 10, 2009
- Label: Red House
Dirty Linen - p.65"Whether accompanied by solo acoustic guitar or full band, Brown's beatnik-esque wordplay remains the voice of America's small towns."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Dream City
- 2.Rexroth's Daughter
- 3.Evening Call
- 5.Whatever It Was
- 6.Your Town Now
- 7.Lull It By
- 8.Joy Tears
- 10.Summer Evening
- 11.Blue Car
- 12.Living In a Prayer
- 13.Mattie Price
- 15.Never So Far
- 16.Why Don't You Just Go Home
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Lull It By [Unreleased Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- 2.Verona Road [Unreleased Studio Track] - (previously unreleased)
- 3.Gallery [Unreleased Studio Track] - (previously unreleased)
- 4.Christmas Song [Unreleased Track Recorded Live At Swallow Hill Music, Denver, Co] - (previously unreleased, live)
Personnel: Pete Heitzman, Bo Ramsey (electric guitar); Bob Black (banjo); Al Murphy (mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); Dave Moore (harmonica, accordion); Ricky Peterson (piano); David Zollo (electric piano); Rob Arthur (organ); David Jacques (acoustic bass, electric bass); Gordon Johnson, Rick Cicalo (acoustic bass); T-Bone Wolk (electric bass); Steve Hayes (drums); Karen Savoca (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Brian Hunter; Pete Heitzman; Tom Tucker.
Liner Note Author: Eric Peltoniemi.
Recording information: Alcove Sound, Oneida, NY; Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN; Mastermix Studios, Minneapolis, MN; Pachyderm Studio, Cannon Falls, MN; Petting Zoo Studios, Coralville, IA; Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO.
Photographers: Jim Herrington; Sandy L. Dyas; Pieta Brown.
Beloved by fans of quality singer-songwriter roots music, but still far from a household name, Greg Brown has been releasing excellent records on indie labels for decades. For the uninitiated, this compilation culling from five different late-career albums is a good starting point, and followers will want to hear the four bonus tracks of unreleased material.
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