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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Rewind: 1988 Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Didn't get around to posting anything yesterday so thought I'd rectify that by posting this. Released on the 17th October 1988.

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
MCA Records
Produced by Steve Earle and Tony Brown
Released 17th October 1988
US Chart #7
UK Chart #42

    Steve Earle: vocals, guitars, harmonica, 6-string bass, mandolin
    Donny Roberts: guitars, 6-string bass
    Bill Lloyd: acoustic guitar
    Michael McAdam: 12-string electric guitar
    Bucky Baxter: pedal steel, lap steel, Dobro
    Ken Moore: synthesizer and organ
    John Barlow Jarvis: piano
    Kelly Looney: bass
    Kurt Custer: drums
    Neil MacColl: mandolin on "Johnny Come Lately"
    John Cowan, Maria McKee, Radney Foster: background vocals

The Pogues on "Johnny Come Lately"
    Terry Woods: cittern
    Phil Chevron: guitar, vocals
    Jem Finer: banjo
    James Fearnley: accordion
    Spider Stacy: tin whistle, vocals
    Shane MacGowan: banjo, bodhran
    Darryl Hunt: bass
    Andrew Ranken: drums

Telluride on "Nothing But A Child"
    Sam Bush: mandolin
    Jerry Douglas: dobro
    Mark O'Connor: violin
    Edgar Meyer: bass violin

Title Track Copperhead Road and Johnny Come Lately (with The Pogues) both charted in the UK. Copperhead peaked at #45 and shockingly Johnny only managed to get to #75 (a grave injustice I think).
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