New Music from New West

New Music from New West



Since opening for business in 1997, New West Records has become one of America's best respected roots music labels, and anyone wanting to know why can get a solid indication with this label sampler, which features 20 tracks from the label's current (in 2005) roster. You get one bona fide country superstar (Dwight Yoakam), a handful of Lone Star legends (Billy Joe Shaver, the Flatlanders, and Delbert McClinton), some cult hero songwriters (John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, and Vic Chesnutt), alt-country champions in both heavy (Drive-By Truckers) and medium (Old 97's) gauge, some top-flight smart pop (Ben Lee, Tim Easton, and Nic Armstrong), and even one of the greatest names of '70s rock (Alice Cooper). As you might expect, pretty everyone on board is represented with a track that finds them in good form (yes, even Alice -- his cover of the Left Banke's " Pretty Ballerina" is quite enjoyable), and Tim Easton and Ben Lee fans even get extra unreleased tracks with this set. And those who loved the late, lamented Slobberbone will want to check out the first released tune from Brent Best's new band, the Drams, which has been included on this disc. And you can pick it up at most places for about five bucks -- this is good listening at a great price, so it's worth adding to your stack next time you're shopping.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
Label: New West Records
UPC: 0607396608126
catalogNumber: 6081

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Composer,Producer
Dwight Yoakam   Composer,Producer
Butch Hancock   Composer
Mark Heard   Composer
Joe Ely   Producer
John Hiatt   Composer
Vic Chesnutt   Composer
Chuck Prophet   Composer,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Ed Ackerson   Producer
David Barbe   Producer
Randall Bramblett   Composer
Stephen Bruton   Composer,Producer
Donnell Cameron   Producer
John Chelew   Producer
James Luther Dickinson   Producer
Sarah Lee Guthrie   Composer
John Hanlon   Producer
Ross Hogarth   Producer
Gary Louris   Producer
Buddy Miller   Producer
Gary Nicholson   Composer,Producer
Michael Rhodes   Producer
Brad Wood   Producer
Tom Hambridge   Composer
Randy Jacobs   Composer
Eddy Shaver   Composer,Producer
Ben Lee   Composer
Liam Watson   Producer
Tim Easton   Composer,Producer
Brent Best   Composer
Jason Slatton   Composer
Mark Neil   Producer
Patterson Hood   Composer
Cameron Strang   Producer
McGowan Southworth   Composer

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