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Copperhead Road by Steve Earle (Universal)

Universal again come up trumps with a 20th anniversary reissue of Earle’s mainstream breakthrough third album, a defiant ‘fuck you’ by the great anti-authoritarian to a Nashville establishment which had treated with suspicion and largely ignored his rootsier approach to ‘the white man’s blues’. While the big, Springsteen influenced ’80s production values do date it slightly, there is no getting around the fact that this is a great bunch of songs. A bonus CD contains contemporaneous live material.

First published in Magill, September/October 2008


 

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