Lyle Lovett (studio album) by Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett by Lyle Lovett
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 13,719th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Lyle Lovett is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Lyle Lovett on

The best album by Lyle Lovett is Pontiac which is ranked number 5886 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 219.

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From 03/05/2022 07:14
"God will/But I won't/God does/ But I don't/ And that's the difference between God and me"

Wait, what?

What did he just say?

Did he really say that? Wow, I gotta play this, people gotta hear this guy...
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From 11/28/2021 19:01
Lyle Lovett is the self-titled debut record by the artist of the same name, released on MCA in 1986.

Call him Lucky Lyle. He was just another Kerrville folkie, studying journalism at A&M University with fellow "Aggie" Robert Earl Keen and participating in Nanci Griffith's studio albums with independent producer Jim Rooney.

But it was songwriter Guy Clark who helped Lyle get signed. Clark didn't know Lovett, but he passed Lovett's demo tape around to Nashville producers. That's how it landed in Tony Brown's hands and that's how Lovett landed a record deal with MCA and with Brown as producer.

Lovett's debut mostly plays it safe. It's probably the most accessible record of his career. Somehow he turns the goofy This Old Porch into a tender ballad. But there are signs of the style he would go on to explore on the track You Can't Resist It. Apparently this was successful with country radio at the time.

Overall, it's OK. It's not incredible enough for me to recommended. Check out his records Pontiac and Joshua Judges Ruth.

Not recommended.

A-Side: Front Porch Song
B-Side: Closing Time
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