Steve Young

Lonesome On'ry & Mean

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This collects the highlights from Young's first six albums, including the original versions of his three most famous songs: "Seven Bridges Road," "Lonesome On'ry and Mean," and "Montgomery in the Rain." Although Young's earliest work is a curious (but enjoyable) mix of Steppenwolf and the Moody Blues, beginning about the time of his third album Seven Bridges Road, Young's original voice establishes itself, and from that point the writing, as well as the performances, are compelling. Young never enjoyed any commercial success himself, but this shows why he was considered with such high regard among his peers.

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