Braver Newer World

Braver Newer World

by Jimmie Dale GilmoreJimmie Dale Gilmore


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Although Jimmie Dale Gilmore has never been what one would call prolific -- his recording career is characterized by lengthy gaps in between albums, seemingly for no reason other than he doesn't particularly feel like recording -- his albums are among the finest in country music. 1996's aptly-titled Braver Newer World finds the Lubbock native moving away from the staunch musical traditionalism that characterized his earlier releases, into a brilliant fusion of pure country, mystical explorations, and sonic experimentation that foreshadows the psychedelic tilt of nominally alt-country albums like Wilco's Summer Teeth or the Jayhawks' Smile. Produced by T-Bone Burnett and featuring the gifted multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion on guitars and keyboards, Braver Newer World places Gilmore's characteristically spiritual lyrics in vivid musical settings that complement but never obscure his singular worldview and magnificent high lonesome voice. The glorious title track, one of the most achingly beautiful songs of its time, is only the first of many highlights; the resigned "Headed for a Fall" and the uplifting "Come Fly Away" are nearly as brilliant, and a quirky but successful reimagination of Blind Lemon Jefferson's blues standard "Black Snake Moan" is one of the most musically daring tracks of Gilmore's career. Pure country traditionalists may blanch, but Gilmore's never been one to do the expected at any point in his career, and Braver Newer World is arguably his finest work.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1996
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596183628
catalogNumber: 61836
Rank: 145628


  1. Braver Newer World
  2. Come Fly Away
  3. Borderland
  4. Headed for a Fall
  5. Long, Long Time
  6. Sally
  7. There She Goes
  8. Where Is Love Now
  9. Black Snake Moan
  10. Because of the Wind
  11. Outside the Lines

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Flatlanders   Guitar,Vocals
Jon Brion   Bass,Guitar,Optigan
Stephen Bruton   Guitar
T Bone Burnett   Guitar
Tony Gilkyson   Guitar
Don Heffington   Percussion
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet,Alto Horn
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Kurt Snyder   French Horn
Patrick Warren   Organ
David Woodford   Saxophone
Diane Muller   French Horn
Sam Phillips   Background Vocals
Beverly Dahlke-Smith   Bass Clarinet
Phil Krawzak   Clarinet,Saxophone
Joseph M. Sublet   Saxophone

Technical Credits

McCoy Tyner   Composer
Neal Avron   Engineer
Dan Bosworth   Engineer
Jon Brion   Contributor
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Frank Olinsky   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
A. B. Strehli   Composer

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