87. Steve Young—NO PLACE TO FALL

Steve Young has long been a great singer-songwriter in the country-folk idiom. He released his first record in 1969. Probably his closest brush with the mainstream came when Waylon Jennings recorded Young’s “Lonesome, On’ry, and Mean.” This 1978 record captures Young at his best. Two of his own classics, “Montgomery in the Rain” and “7 Bridges Road,” are joined by several excellent covers such as “Drift Away” and Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right.” But it’s the title track, Young’s version of Townes Van Zandt’s “No Place to Fall,” that is the record’s high point—I believe this is the greatest Townes cover ever. 41iMbRMMG4L._SX300_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCA, 1978. [All-Music Guide review]

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