Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) ‎– The Low Highway

New West Records ‎– NW5073
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Low Highway 4:01
A2 Calico County 3:01
A3 Burnin' It Down 2:57
A4 That All You Got? 3:00
A5 Love's Gonna Blow My Way
Written-By – Lucia Micarelli, Steve Earle
A6 After Mardi Gras
Written-By – Lucia Micarelli, Steve Earle
B1 Pocket Full Of Rain 3:13
B2 Invisible 4:21
B3 Warren Hellman's Banjo 1:46
B4 Down The Road Part II 2:36
B5 21st Century Blues 3:38
B6 Remember Me 4:35

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180 gram pressing.
Lyrics on inner sleeve

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Ben's Studio and Room and Board - Nashville, Tennessee
Additional mastering for vinyl at NRP - Nashville, Tennessee

© & ℗ 2013 New West Records, LLC
All songs published by Exile On Jones St. Music (ASCAP) except A5 and A6 published by Exile On Jones St. Music (ASCAP) and Loosh Inc. (BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 607396507313
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Etched): NW 5073-A WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Etched): NW 5073-B WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI


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May 18, 2015

I just wish the sound quality was as great as the material. This is a terrible muddy sounding pressing.


April 15, 2013

I’ve had an on-again off-again relationship with Steve Earle, but here on Low Highway Steve seems to have learned his lessons, and does what he does best, recording this gem with his road band [The Dukes & Duchesses] ... where he glows like a warm vacuum tube, walks across gilded splinters, and captures songs filled with first person narratives laced with a contradictory strangeness that’s known nowhere else in the world but America.

Some might think his voice sounds road weary, but truth of the matter is, he’s singing with a righteous sense of satisfaction, perhaps a bit bewildered that he’s still running strong after nearly 30 years, while sliding into a groove that reminds me a bit of vintage Leon Russell, infusing a unfamiliar looseness that rides easy, working his visions into your very bones, coming off like a backroads trucker totally raptured by the scenery and the all encompassing cloud visions. Low Highway is Steve rolling down the highway compartmentalizing his memories, mixing them with his dreams, setting them to a snappy snare drum, a strumming acoustic guitars that morph into full fledged electric rockin’ outings, and it’s all smothered with a sensational fiddle, great harmonies, and an accordion that doesn’t stand so much in stark juxtaposition as it creates an undercurrent for everything to ride on.

This is an album that will resonate deeply ... bringing a sly smile to your face as you turn on your heels with everyone watching, fumble with the lock to your Firebird, and pop the clutch knowing the low and easy afternoon belongs to you.