A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

by Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam


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As he entered his second decade of recording, Dwight Yoakam began to take more time between records. A three-year gap separated A Long Way Home from Gone -- the last time he went that long between albums of new material was 1990's If There Was a Way and 1993's This Time. As it happened, This Time was a masterpiece, a breakthrough of sorts in that it expanded Yoakam's already large stylistic trickbag. A Long Way Home doesn't rank with This Time, probably because it is an outgrowth of that leap forward instead of the leap itself, but like Gone, it is a rich, diverse, continually impressive collection of timeless songs. Yoakam and his producer/guitarist Pete Anderson keep things interesting by never following conventions -- "These Arms" has a Bakersfield foundation, but it's graced by sweeping Nashville strings that bring the song into new territory. That's just one of many unexpected touches that make A Long Way Home a rewarding listen, even if it doesn't consistently reach the heights of such previous masterstrokes as Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., Buenos Noches From a Lonely Room, and This Time.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/1998
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624691822
catalogNumber: 46918
Rank: 48850

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ralph Stanley   Banjo,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Lauderdale   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Beth Andersen   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Pete Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping,Lap Steel Guitar
Chuck Domanico   Bass,Upright Bass
Skip Edwards   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Tommy Funderburk   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Carl Jackson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Scott Joss   Fiddle
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Taras Prodaniuk   Bass
Marty Rifkin   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Bonnie Sheridan   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Christie   Drums
Tempo   Percussion

Technical Credits

Ralph Stanley   Vocal Arrangements
Jim Lauderdale   Vocal Arrangements
Dwight Yoakam   Art Direction
Murray Adler   Contributor,String Conductor
Beth Andersen   Vocal Arrangements
Pete Anderson   Arranger,Producer
Michael Dumas   Engineer
Tommy Funderburk   Vocal Arrangements
Carl Jackson   Vocal Arrangements
Bonnie Sheridan   Vocal Arrangements
Dusty Wakeman   Engineer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Jim Boyd   String Arrangements

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