Keys to the Highway

Keys to the Highway

by Rodney Crowell
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Overview

Rodney Crowell's 1989 follow-up to the previous year's celebrated DIAMONDS & DIRT is not the latter's post-to-post tour de force, but is an important extension of the themes Crowell had been exploring in depth since 1986's STREET LANGUAGE. Shaped by the death of his father and the self-examination that followed, Crowell displays a new toughness as he owns up to past failures and tries to redefine important relationships in moving treatises such as "The Faith Is Mine" and "Soul Searchin'." "Now That We're Alone," "Tell Me The Truth," and the startling "I Guess We've Been Together for Too Long" are painful in their forthrightness, but also beautiful and moving in their portraits of a man seeking truth in return for truth, no more, no less. KEYS TO THE HIGHWAY is as much a literary event as a musical one, and thus less accessible than its brilliant predecessor. Its rewards, then, are hard-won, but richer for the effort required to savor them fully.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886971866223
catalogNumber: 718662

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Crowell   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Rosanne Cash   Vocals
Ashley Cleveland   Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Organ,Piano
Donivan Cowart   Overdubs
Glen D. Hardin   Conductor
Hank DeVito   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Vocals
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle,Mandolin
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Vince Santoro   Drums
Steuart Smith   Acoustic Guitar
Harry Stinson   Vocals
Jim Hanson   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Arranger,Producer
Tony Brown   Producer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Steuart Smith   Arranger
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Randee St. Nicholas   Cover Photo

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