RELEASE
1989
LABEL
Shout! Records
GENRES
Country, Progressive Country, Alt-Country, Country-Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Jimmie Dale Gilmore's self-titled sophomore effort boasted a less aggressive sound than his Joe Ely-produced debut, and that suited Gilmore's wavering tenor and impressionistic lyrical style just fine, though the album also sounds like an attempt to blend a traditional country approach with Gilmore's rather individualistic style. This time out, Gilmore wrote (or co-wrote half) of the album's ten songs, while old friend Butch Hancock ponied up two tunes of his own, and the production (by Bruce Bromberg and Lloyd Maines) generates a laid-back honky tonk vibe that recalls the feel of a Texas dancehall without forcing the issue. The album rescues one classic tune from the long-lost Flatlanders album ("Dallas"), and "Deep Eddy Blues" and "Beautiful Rose" prove he had plenty of other great songs at his disposal, which marks a major improvement over the covers-heavy debut. Sometimes, however, the spunky tempo and precise accompaniment of the music seem to be working against the grain of Gilmore's often world-weary songs, though Jimmie Dale himself accompanies these arrangements with grace and confidence. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a fine album and a step up from Fair and Square, but in retrospect it sounds most like a stepping stone on the way to his definitive recording, After Awhile.
Mark Deming, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Honky Tonk Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Honky Tonk Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. The Doors Are Open Widehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. The Doors Are Open Widehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. See the Wayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. See the Wayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Beautiful Rosehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Beautiful Rosehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Dallashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Dallashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Up to Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Up to Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Red Chevrolethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Red Chevrolethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Deep Eddy Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Deep Eddy Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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  19. When the Nights Are Coldhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fjimmie-dale-gilmore%252Fid434803603%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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