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  1. Where's Johnny
  2. Vague Directions
  3. Hands Like Rain
  4. Safeside
  5. Candyland
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  1. Where's Johnny
  2. Vague Directions
  3. Hands Like Rain
  4. Safeside
  5. Candyland
  6. Don't Waste Away
  7. Good Life
  8. Save Yourself
  9. Storekeeper
  10. Dusty Pages
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Like Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler (but with less mumble), James McMurtry offers a deep, personable (if plain) voice and delivery, equally suited to both country and rock. The instrumental backing veers between and blurs the two forms, the fluid dynamics rendering the distinction irrelevant. Whatever you call it, the music serves up a perfect backdrop to McMurtry's strong suit -- his evocative, short-story lyrics. Eventually, rock appears to win out as guitars veer into overdrive on "Save Yourself" and "Storekeeper"; the disc ...

Candyland 2008, Sony BMG

UPC: 886972450124

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Candyland 1992, Columbia

UPC: 074644691146

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