TONY RICE 'Night Flyer'

TONY RICE 'Night Flyer'

  • $13.50


Any Tony Rice release is an event, even if it is just a re-issue, as this one is. On occasion we have hunted for some great Tony Rice songs, not thinking that they were never issued on compact disc. Although most of Rice’s recordings have been on CD many years, several are not, including the songs re-issued here—most drawn from two old LPs (Me & My Guitar and Native American). They go back to a time when Tony’s voice was still superb—needless to say his guitar playing was as amazing as ever. And the only reason we can see that these were never put on CD before was that overall the albums were not as strong as all his other LPs & CDs, and that is strictly because of the material chosen. The Rounder label (apparently under Tony’s guidance) has selected 11 songs from the above two LPs, and filled out the disc with 6 other songs from various sources. The real gems from the earlier LPs include FOUR STRONG WINDS, GREEN LIGHT ON THE SOUTHERN, and WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG—most of these featured a group that included Wyatt Rice, Jerry Douglas, Jimmy Gaudreau and Vassar Clements. As to the other six cuts, ABOUT LOVE was taken from a Rice, Rice, Pedersen & Hillman record, two tracks were previously unissued (a fine Rice original NEVER MEANT TO BE and a lackluster PONY that doesn’t seem to add anything). As good as anything on the disc is a great version of the wonderful John Starling song HE RODE ALL THE WAY TO TEXAS taken from an obscure Rickie Simpkins record. There are two other good tracks that we cannot find a source for: WAYFARING STRANGER and LIKES OF ME. A fine record from one of the great talents in acoustic music.

Artists:

  • TONY RICE
  • KATHY CHIAVOLA
  • JIMMY GAUDREAU
  • WYATT RICE
  • MARK SCHATZ
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • JON CARROLL
  • SAM BUSH
  • VASSAR CLEMENTS
  • MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
  • BILL WOLF
  • COLE BURGESS
  • RICKIE SIMPKINS
  • RONNIE SIMPKINS
  • LARRY ATAMANUIK
  • BELA FLECK

Track Listing:

  • NEVER MEANT TO BE
  • URGE FOR GOING
  • ME AND MY GUITAR
  • ST. JAMES HOSPITAL
  • JOHN WILKES BOOTH
  • FOUR STRONG WINDS
  • NIGHT FLYER
  • HE RODE ALL THE WAY TO TEXAS
  • ABOUT LOVE
  • CHANGES
  • SWEETHEART LIKE YOU
  • GREEN LIGHT ON THE SOUTHERN
  • HARD LOVE
  • WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG
  • WAYFARING STRANGER
  • LIKES OF ME
  • PONY