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The V-Roys, All About Town

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The V-Roys, All About Town

Audio CD

Disk ID: 30395

Disk length: 36m 15s (12 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“All About Town” Tracks & Durations

1. The Window Song 3:33
2. Mary 1:59
3. Amy 88 2:20
4. Arianne 3:27
5. Strange 2:30
6. Hold On To Me 3:14
7. Miss Operator 2:29
8. Testify 2:07
9. Sorry Sue 3:43
10. Over The Mountain 1:59
11. Shenandoah Breakdown 3:10
12. Fade Away 5:37

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Review

To follow up their debut, Just Add Ice, the V-Roys are thickening the soup. Just Add Ice was a justly heralded debut, rippling with twang and still grit-surfaced enough to give off a post-Replacements feel that pleased the alt-country hordes. All About Town will surely extend the Tennessee foursome's reputation. The laggard tempo and coarse guitars of the CD's opener, "The Window Song," will grab the rock-touched ear (as will the punchy "Strange"), and the following tune, "Mary," snags old-timey country touches with its acoustic ramble and woeful love tale. The V-Roys are great handlers of multipart vocal harmonies, often to offset Miller's occasional desperate-leaning vocal yearnings. What pops up throughout All About Town is a kind of radio-dial-wide array of music that might've all come from the same highway, stretching from an urban alt-rock mecca to a faraway rural sprawl of open space, weekend hoedowns, and retro riffs. Produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy--a.k.a. the twang trust--this episode in the widening of roots aesthetics is blessed with the marks of Earle's earliest works as well as his most recent. --Andrew Bartlett