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 Songhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  2. Honky Tonk Songhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  3. The Doors Are Open Widehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  4. The Doors Are Open Widehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  5. See the Wayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  6. See the Wayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  7. Beautiful Rosehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  8. Beautiful Rosehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  9. Dallashttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  10. Dallashttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  11. Up to Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  12. Up to Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  13. Red Chevrolethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  14. Red Chevrolethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  15. Deep Eddy Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  16. Deep Eddy Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  17. That Hardwood Floorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  18. That Hardwood Floorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  19. When the Nights Are Coldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
  20. When the Nights Are Coldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jimmie-dale-gilmore/id434803603?uo=5
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