My Perfect World (Revisited)

My Perfect World (Revisited)

by Ed BurlesonEd Burleson
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Overview

Ed Burleson's earthy country music is melodic and winning enough to please Nashville, but doesn't drip with any of that city's clichés. Burleson's country, here augmented by legends like producer Doug Sahm and pedal steel player Lloyd Maines, is straight-ahead, no-frills honky tonk, and his work shows enough reverence for classic country to ring authentic while avoiding the trap of sheer revivalism. Burleson is a great songwriter and singer, and the opener, "Wide Open Spaces," even shows shades of Texas predecessor Willie Nelson. Several tracks also find Burleson hunkering down into a beer-soaked ballad while avoiding any twangy, dramatic clichés. He can also slip into cruising Bakersfield-tinged honky tonk with nary a wrinkle ("No Closing Time"). This construction worker and former rodeo competitor has made a debut that puts a lot of platinum artists to shame. It's just plain old country music -- not mainstream, not insurgent, not trad -- that's done right. It's no small wonder that the late Doug Sahm picked Burleson as the flagship artist on his label, Tornado. [Palo Duro's 2007 edition featured two bonus tracks and alternate album art.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2007
Label: Palo Duro Records
UPC: 0806820050122
catalogNumber: 501

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ed Burleson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Doug Sahm   Guitar
Bill Kirchen   Guitar
Alvin Crow   Fiddle
Clay Baker   Acoustic Guitar,Voiceover
Ronnie Huckaby   Piano
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar
Johnny Castle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jack O'Dell   Drums
Tommy Alverson   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Flores   Fiddle
Tommy Detamore   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Richard Burleson   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dan Dreeben   Drums
David Carroll   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dan Dreeben   Drums
Jason Roberts   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Doug Sahm   Composer,Executive Producer,Fiddle Arrangement
Clay Baker   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tommy Detamore   Engineer
Jimmy Hole   Graphic Design
Ed Burleson   Composer
Roy Ashley   Composer
Debora Hanson   Management
Roy Ashley   Audio Production

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