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TRACKLIST

  1. Anything for a Laugh [MP3]
  2. The Rest is History
  3. Cruel Lips (duet w/Lucinda Williams)
  4. Almost Thanksgiving Day
  5. Nation of Shopkeepers [MP3]
  6. Queen of Compromise
  7. Things I've Never Said
  8. Sugaree
  9. Tornado Alley
  10. Fairground
  11. Crawling from the Wreckage (Revisited)

 

"Still a touch bilious, and still quite brilliant. 4 stars." —Mojo

Graham Parker Your Country

BS 106 2004 $6.95
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Your Country is a warm and melodic genre-bending masterpiece. GP can write songs that go from Motown to Nashville without missing a beat; that make touchstones out of Neil Young’s "Harvest" and the Stones’ "Dead Flowers" as easily as Tammy Wynette’s "Stand by Your Man"; that range freely from blistering rock to the keening lonesomeness of a weary troubadour in his fourth decade of laying his heart, guts, and soul on the line. A remarkable record from a remarkable songwriter. The knife is still sharp, but Parker's clever enough to use it at just the right time. Your Country features an absolutely killer duet with Lucinda Williams on "Cruel Lips."

"GP's latest is the most impressive exhibition of songwriting I've heard in a long, long time. This veteran has become an alchemist, creating nuggets of real-world gold from mere words and tones ... His lyrics are so tightly intertwined as to amaze and delight even the most jaded. Graham is operating on more levels than most contemporary songwriters are even aware exist." —Austin-American Statesman

"Parker has been regularly dropping good-to-great albums for the past couple of decades. This is one of the great ones, a Brit's take on Americana that reveals Parker's always formidable songwriting chops are as well honed as ever."—Entertainment Weekly

"Think of a fantasy blend of John Hiatt, Bob Dylan and Robert Earl Keen. This is different terrain for Parker, though it's anything but forced or contrived." —OC Weekly

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