Thursday, December 8, 2011
Music We Like: "This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark."
The beautiful melodies and exceptional lyrics in the songs written by Guy Clark are showcased in This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. This collaboration, produced for Mr. Clark's 70th birthday this year, includes performances by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Suzy Bogguss, Joe Ely, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin, and many more. These wonderful singing voices are front-and-center in This One's for Him, masterfully interpreting and displaying Mr. Clark's songbook, including Instant Coffee Blues, L.A. Freeway, Better Days and Desperadoes Waiting for a Train.
In addition to the great music and amazing performances, the packaging of this collection is very cool. Nice photos, notes, and of course the lyrics to every song. I also love the L.P. look given to the discs. In every detail, this is a first-class tribute to Guy Clark.
Good stuff. This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark