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Dwight Yoakam

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A Long Way Home

 

    With his eleventh album, "A Long Way Home," Los Angelesbased, Kentucky-born Dwight Yoakam repledges his troth to the classic country & western that originally fueled his fire. And, as the recording's sole composer (a first for Yoakam), he has created a work that's more eloquent and personal than any of his previous efforts.

Yoakam's supple vocal approach is his hallmark, and A Long Way Home is no exception. His honey-flavored croon adorns the Merle Haggard-style ballad "I'll Just Take These"; he undulates like a rockabilly cat on the... Read More

raucous "Only Want You More"; and he adds melodrama galore to the weeper "Yet to Succeed." Yoakam – who has garnered critical acclaim for his acting ability – deftly becomes each victim or victor in the torturous game of love described in most of the album's thirteen songs.

Yet when Yoakam reveals his introspective side, his singing takes on a soulfulness that's only hinted at in his well-crafted character studies. He has never sounded more earnest than on the wistful, Dobro-drenched title track: "Don't look inside/No, don't look there/'Cause you might find/Yourself somewhere." And on the extraordinary "Traveler's Lantern," Yoakam has retraced his ancestral path, enlisting the aid of Ralph Stanley, the seventy-one-year-old elder statesman of old-time-y mountain music. Stanley's plaintive tenor offers a twangy counterpoint to Yoakam's rich baritone, and on the chorus, the pair's harmonizing swells with a fervor straight out of the Baptist Church: "Won't you set out a traveler's lantern/Just a small light that they might see/To guide them back home/Before they wander/Into the dark billows/That crash on the sea." A long way home, indeed. Yoakam has dug down deep and come up with a blue-ribbon hybrid of honky-tonk pastiche and reflective country soul. (RS 792)


HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN





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  Artist   Title   Format   Condition   Seller Price    
  Dwight Yoakam   A Long Way Home (1998)
  CD   EX Fun Records
Germany
  $4.95     Details
  Dwight Yoakam   A Long Way Home
Inserts Look Very Good; May Have Minor Handling Bends. Jewel Case Is New. Cd Has Light Surface W...
  CD   USED - VERY GOOD Lake Country
United States
  $4.99     Details
  Dwight Yoakam   Long Way Home, A
'98 Compact Disc Cd (used) We Have Replaced The Used Clear Plastic Outer Box With An Identical, ...
  CD   VG+ SquareDealOn
United States
  $11.48     Details
  dwight yoakam   A Long Way Home
Near Mint/all Inserts/13 Tracks Usa, Reprise, 46918-2, 1998
  CD   N/M pepechango
United States
  $13.11     Details
  Dwight Yoakam   Long Way Home
Usa, Warner Bros / Wea, 093624691822
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
United States
  $16.97     Details
  Dwight Yoakam   A Long Way Home
Uk
  CD   EX/EX Vinylshop Re
United Kingdom
  $34.00     Details
  DWIGHT YOAKAM   A Long Way Home
  CD   EX/EX F-seventies
France
  $44.95     Details
  yoakam dwight   Long Way Home CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
  $27.35 - $42.72      Details
  yoakam dwight   Long Way Home
93624691822 compact Disc New Copy/ Barcode: 93624691822 Releasedate: 6-9-1998 Style:country ... Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
  $27.35     Details
  yoakam dwight   Long Way Home
Repr 46918x36 cd Rare! Cond: Mint- Title: Long Way Home 093624691822 Country Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
  $42.72     Details
  Yoakam,dwight   Long Way Home
Includes Lyrics - Promo Usa, Reprise, 9 46918-2, 1998
  CD   NM The Cd Depot
United States
  $7.00     Details
  Yoakam,Dwight   A Long Way Home (incl "traveler's Lantern", "things Change", "the Curse&quo
Reprise, 9-46918
  CD   SS PH Records
United Kingdom
  $10.50     Details
  YOAKAM,DWIGHT   A Long Way Home
Canada, Reprise, 46918
  CD   SEALED Airpower
Canada
  $21.60     Details
  YOAKAM,DWIGHT   Long Way Home (mod)
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  CD   NEW NORTH ATLANT
United States
  $24.86     Details
  Yoakam,Dwight   A Long Way Home
Items Ships In 3-5 Working Days. 033674
  CD   NEW Jantje's Cor
Netherlands
  $28.97     Details
  Yoakam,Dwight   A Long Way Home
Items Ships In 3-5 Working Days. 033674
  CD   NEW Leftovers!
Netherlands
  $30.03     Details

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