Dave Alvin

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The only thing that mars this wonderful, rootsy singer/songwriter album is a heavy production hand and a drum sound attempting to give it a rock edge; consequently, some of the more beautiful songs like the title track suffer under the weight, but the final cut, "Dry River," is alone worth the price of the disc. Alvin's rock & roll pals come out to play -- Dwight Yoakam, David Hidalgo, saxophonist Lee Allen -- making the record essential for anyone interested in the state of California roots music in the early '90s.

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