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Mountain Retreat

Mickey Newbury 'Blue To This Day'

£7.99

Mountain Retreat

Mickey Newbury 'Blue To This Day'

£7.99

Blue To This Day was the final Mickey Newbury recorded prior to his death in 2002 and was released posthumously on Mountain Retreat the following year.

The album is a moving testament to the unique talent of one of America’s greatest singers and most gifted songwriters and was a remarkable achievement given the state of his health when it was recorded. Newbury often had an oxygen tanks on hand during the sessions but his voice was as uplifting as ever.

Notable accompaniment came once again from some of the best Nashville session players including Mac Gayden and Kenny Malone who played on the series of albums recorded at Wayne Moss’ Cinderella Sound studios that commenced with Looks Like Rain. Among the highlights of Blue To this Day is a staggering re-interpretation of Leadbelly’s “Bring Me A Little Water, Sylvie” and a new version of “Remember the Good” from Newbury’s 1971 debut album for Elektra, Frisco Mabel Joy.

1. Some Dreams Never Die
2. The Two Step Goes On
3. Song Of Sorrow
4. Father's Amen-Interlude
5. Brother Peter
6. Mississippi Moon
7. Help Me Son
8. House Of Blues
9. Little Blue Robin
10. Down And Dirty
11. Shuck And Jive
12. All The Neon Lights Are Blue
13. Tilde
14. Remember The Good
15. Goodnight