- Released: July 14, 1992
- Label: Volcano
Entertainment Weekly - 10/16/92, p.78
"...Landreth's slide solos for the likes of John Hiatt and Clifton Chenier have always been his secret weapon, and there are plenty of those here..." - Rating: B
Q - 9/92, p.773 Stars
- Good - "...OUTWARD BOUND finds this slide guitarist of uncommon ability stepping out from behind John Hiatt for the first time..."
Audio Magazine (11/92, p.120) - "...features a steady dose of Landreth's spirited playing and a healthy variety of styles..."
- 1.Soldier Of Fortune
- 2.Back To Bayou Teche
- 3.When You're Away
- 4.Sacred Ground
- 5.New Landlord
- 6.Speak Of The Devil
- 8.Planet Cannonball
- 9.Common Law-Love
- 10.Bad Weather
- 11.Outward Bound
Personnel: Sonny Landreth, John Hiatt (vocals, guitar); Steve Conn (organ, piano, accordion); David Ranson (bass); Kenneth Blevins (drums, percussion); Sue Medley, Marce Lacouture (background vocals).
Recorded at Treasure Isle Recorders, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Sonny Landreth (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, dobro); John Hiatt (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Steve Conn (accordion, piano, organ); Kenneth Blevins (drums, percussion); Marce Lacouture, Sue Medley (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Dave McNair.
Recording information: Treasure Isle Recorders, Nashville, TN.
Editor: Mel Jones.
Photographers: Dave Gorton; Richard McLaurin.
Sonny Landreth is the Louisiana-based slide-guitar master known for his work with John Hiatt and B.C.'s Sue Medley (both make backup vocal appearances here). Like fellow ace Ry Cooder, Landreth's playing sizzles and slashes on his debut solo outing Outward Bound without idle wanking. There's lots of space where what isn't played is just as important as what is. "Back to Bayou Teche" echoes the performer's early days backing some of Louisiana's best known Cajun musicians; aboriginal rhythms grace "Sacred Ground"; commercial pop meets Southern boogie on "New Landlord"; Landreth borrows a lick or two from buddy Hiatt for "Common-Law Love." ~ Roch Parisien