Crowell, Rodney / Close Ties
Album:Close Ties Collection:Country
Artist:Crowell, Rodney Added:May 2017
Label:New West Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
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Recent Airplay
1.Jan 28, 2023:The Iron Skillet
4.Feb 24, 2022:The Iron Skillet (rebroadcast from Feb 5, 2022)
2.Jul 16, 2022:The Iron Skillet
East Houston Blues
5.Feb 05, 2022:The Iron Skillet
3.Jun 25, 2022:The Iron Skillet
6.Jan 15, 2022:The Iron Skillet
Storm Warning

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-05-01 
Crowell, Rodney
“Close Ties”
Label: New West Records
Reviewed 5/1/17

Great songwriting, typical of Rodney Crowell, continues with this latest release.
Themes: forgiveness, aging, changes. Great music & superior writing.
Some orchestration on certain tracks.

1 – (3:37) East Houston Blues* Gritty opener, mid, featuring Tommy Emmanuel
on guitar.
2 – (3:30) Reckless* Haunting, dark love appeal, slow-mid-tempo, excellent.
3 – (4:11) Life Without Susanna* Rocker, tribute to Guy Clark’s late wife.
4 – (5:14) It Ain’t Over Yet* Mid-tempo reflection on aging. FCC: “shit.”
5 – (4:28) I Don’t Care Anymore* Confessional, mid-up-tempo, great. FCC: “shit.”
6 – (3:59) I’m Tied To Ya’* Moody mid tune featuring Sheryl Crow.
7 – (4:10) Forgive Me Annabelle* Sad song of apology for breakup.
8 – (5:59) Forty Miles From Nowhere* Pretty mid tune of home, tranquility, serenity.
9 – (4:37) Storm Warning* Mid-tempo rocker, title says it all.
10 – (3:54) Nashville 1972* Terrific reflection on long-ago Nashville. FCC: “shitty.”

Track Listing
1.East Houston Blues 6.I'm Tied To Ya'
2.Reckless 7.Forgive Me Annabelle
3.Life Without Susanna 8.Forty Miles From Nowhere
4.It Ain't Over Yet 9.Storm Warning
5.I Don't Care Anymore 10.Nashville 1972