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THE NEW 20TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION OF JD'S FIRST ALBUM: "LIKE A TRAIN" PRODUCED BY THE LEGENDARY BARRY BECKETT IS FINALLY AVAILABLE ON CD!!!
UPON ORDERING, THE ORIGINAL 10 SONG ALBUM WILL BE SENT TO YOU AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD WHILE YOU AWAIT YOUR 19 TRACK EXPANDED EDITION CD!!!
THE EXPANDED EDITION CD HAS THE FIRST 10 SONGS IN THEIR PROPER ORDER FOLLOWED UP BY NINE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS!!
a) BONUS TRACKS INCLUDE EVERY MASTER RECORDING JD MYERS MADE FOR ASYLUM RECORDS FROM 1995-1997 INCLUDING THREE MORE TRACKS PRODUCED BY BARRY BECKETT FOR BECKETT PRODUCTIONS THAT WERE REMOVED FROM THE FINAL ALBUM BEFORE THEY COULD BE FINISHED COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE A PROPER MIX. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE ORIGINAL ALBUM AS THEY ARE THE MOST COUNTRY SONGS IN THE COLLECTION AND SET THE STAGE FOR THE DIRECTION OF JD AS AN ARTIST WHICH IS A PATH HE HAS REMAINED ON.
b) TWO MASTER RECORDINGS PRODUCED BY MICHAEL LUNN AND JD MYERS. ONE TRACK IS UNRELEASED AND ONE HAS NOT BEEN AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 1996.
c) FINALLY, YOU WILL GET TO HEAR THE FIRST THREE RECORDINGS JD MADE FOR ASYLUM RECORDS PRODUCED BY GREGG BROWN (Travis Tritt, Chris LeDoux, Waylon Jennings).
Only the original digital 10 song album download is available on iTunes, Google Play etc. The ONLY WAY to get the expanded CD version is right here on this site!
IN ADDITION TO JD'S GUITAR WORK IT FEATURES THE LEGENDARY PLAYERS:
GUITAR: JAMES BURTON, BRENT MASON, BILLY WALKER, JR, RUSS PAHL, LARRY BYROM, PAT BUCHANAN, BLUE MILLER, JEFF KING
PIANO AND B-3: HARGUS "PIG' ROBBINS, TONY HARRELL and of course BARRY BECKETT
PEDAL STEEL: RUSS PAHL
BASS: MIKE BRIGNARDELLO, LARRY MARRS
DRUMS: GREG MORROW, MARK BECKETT, STEVE TURNER
HARMONY VOCALS: LARRY MARRS, NEIL THRASHER, JD MYERS
WE ALL KNOW BARRY BECKETT WAS ONE OF COUNTRY, ROCK AND BLUES' GREATEST PRODUCERS AND MUSICIANS WHO BEGAN AS A MEMBER OF THE MUSCLE SHOALS, AL "SWAMPERS".
JD'S DEBUT ALBUM WAS ONE OF THE LAST GREAT ALBUMS HE PRODUCED BEFORE BEGINNING HIS OWN LABEL: BTM RECORDS. HIS CREDITS INCLUDE: HANK WILLIAMS JR, NEAL McCOY, CONFEDERATE RAILROAD, VINCE GILL, BOB DYLAN, ETTA JAMES, and KENNY CHESNEY just to name a few!!
Review from "All Music Guide" critic, Thom Owens:
"Drawing from the sounds of Nashville, Memphis, Bakersfield, and Austin, JD Myers proves beyond a neon shadow of a doubt why he is the next heir apparent to some of his musical idols with his groundbreaking debut album".
Thank you to everyone who has supported JD's music over the past two decades!!!
May take 6-8 weeks for delivery and obviously longer if outside the continental U.S.
© 1997 ASYLUM/ELEKTRA RECORDS © 2017 TWANGABILLY MUSIC
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- Guitar Man
- Till I Come Back In Style
- Lookin' At The Rain
- God's Gonna Cut You Down
- Black Rose
- Freedom To Stay
- Garden Party
- The Bottom Line
- Guitar Man (Reprise)
"Before the high & lonesome dirt roads of America were bumper to bumper with formulaic rhythms, $.99 cent hooks meant to titillate the every decreasing attention span of listeners & Daisy Duke clad passengers eager to crack open a cold one for their GAP wearing counterparts behind the wheel, they were simply high & lonesome dirt roads. Occasionally a beat up old pickup would find its way down one of those roads and if you listened carefully enough as it passed, you'd hear the tell-tale sound of some old Country song scratching its way through the busted speakers. You knew what it was by the song. You knew who sang it by the voice. You knew Jerry Reed's guitar when he slipped into that Georgia swagger. You knew Waylon Jennings' heart when he realized his heaven. You knew Johnny Cash's soul when he let you look inside.
And not a damn one of them had to shake their ass for you to do so.
They just played. And we listened.
It seems everyone these days is an Outlaw. The Top 40 is riddled with them... or so they'd have you believe. But it doesn't take much courage to reinvent the wheel. It doesn't take much panache to tell everyone what a badass you are. And sadly, it doesn't really take much talent to saddle on up with heavy rotation on POP94. It just takes doing what everyone else does. Beer, Trucks & Chicks. The Holy Trifecta of Bullshit.
That, my friends, is the furthest thing from an Outlaw you can possibly be.
This is not your Granddaddy's album. Nor is it your kids' album. This is your album. This is what you deserve. No suits were worn in the song selections you're about to hear. No studies were conducted on test audiences to determine which song would make the best video or sell the most T-shirts. This album is a handful of tunes that reflect back on an era of music that has slowly and purposefully been pushed to the side. These songs have been recorded by a man who isn't going to let that slide easily into the dark."
Mike Miller "The Vagabond King"
© 2014 Twangabilly Music
NOTE: Please allow 3-4 wks for shipping within the U.S. and obviously longer if outside the continental U.S.
OUT OF STOCK! REISSUE WITH BONUS TRACKS COMING SOON!!
Currently only available as a digital download.
JD Myers' 2004 release, "Hard Times" is a thoroughly impressive collection that finds the Virginia native crafting a gritty fusion of rockabilly, west-coast country, the outlaw sound and rock and roll blues.