Travis, Randy

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Travis, Randy - An Old Time Christmas An Old Time Christmas
Christmas Used - LP 25972 Warner
1989 Original With Gold Promo Stamp And Custom Hype Sticker On Front Cover. Custom Inner Sleeve. Corners On The Spine Side Have Been Bumped. Vinyl Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Travis, Randy - No Holdin' Back No Holdin' Back
Country New - LP W1 25988 Warner
Sealed 1989 Original. Rare Record Club Only Pressing. “Released In 1989, No Holdin' Back Was An Anomaly For A Record Coming From Nash Vegas At The Turn Of The Decade: It's A Very Traditional Country Album. Period. Travis Is A Honky Tonk Singer Who Uses The Entire Scope Of The Music's History As His Playground. He Doesn't Take A Lot Of Chances, As This Record Proves, But Then He Doesn't Need To. It's Not About Ambition On No Holdin' Back. Kyle Lehning's Production Is Flawless, In That He Allows Travis' Big Voice To Be Buoyed By His Accompaniment. He Sounds Like He's Dead Center In The Mix. The Album Begins With The Matraca Berg Nugget "Mining For Coal," An Elegiac Love Song. That's Typical Enough, But On The Very Next Track, His Cover Of Melvin Endsley's "Singing The Blues," There Is A Straight-Up Honky Tonk Song Complete With Male Backing Chorus -- À La The Jordanaires -- Vocals, Plinky Upright Piano, Harmonica, And A Barroom Tempo. But That's Not All: Travis Lets Out A Long Hank Williams-Style Yodel That Will Make The Listener Feel The Master's Ghostly Presence. The Most Notable Cut On The Set Is Brook Benton's "It's Just A Matter Of Time," And It Should Have Been Picked As The Album's First Single To Radio And Retail. First, Coming Almost In The Middle, It's The Hinge For The Entire Album. Secondly, This Is Travis At His Best, Stretching To Get To The Heart Of A Music That Has So Little To Do With Country; Like Ray Charles On The Other Side, He Has To Make This Soul Song His Own. And He Does. It's A Country Song Like It Was Written That Way. The Other Standout Is "Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart," A Modern Country Shuffle Reworked Though The Tradition. Travis Goes After It Like Merle Haggard Would, Slipping In Under Those Verses To Max Out The Emotion From The Melody, And Then Driving That Refrain Home With A Hammer As The Pedal Steel Whines And The Crisp Drums Accent The End Of Each Beat. This Is Solid Travis, And It Proves That At The End Of The 1980s He Was Really Just Getting Started.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 
Travis, Randy - An Old Time Christmas An Old Time Christmas
Christmas New - LP 25972 Warner
Sealed 1989 Record Club Only Original.... more details
 
Travis, Randy - Storms Of Life Storms Of Life
Country New - LP 25435 Warner
Sealed (Out Of Print) 2011 200gm Reissue Of The Deadly Rare 1990 Vinyl. Recorded At 30ips And Cut From The Original Tape. Randy Travis Cannot Be Dismissed Aesthetically Anymore Than Can Elvis Presley, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Or Any Of The Great Interpreters In Other Genres. He Fills The Bill More Than Adequately When It Comes To Finding That Point At Which Another Writer's Lyrics Move His Heart And Then Being Able To Express Those Feelings Dramatically In His Singing. Thematically, Travis's Work Is Fairly Simple. Love Is The Name Of The Game, And Apart From A Few Poignant Reminiscences About Childhood Heroes, This Artist Shows Little Inclination To Do Anything But Plumb That Deep Well. Top Recommendation.... more details
 

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