Steve Earle, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, New West - EMusician

Steve Earle, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, New West

The influence of producer T Bone Burnett on Steve Earle’s latest album is subtle, but it’s there: The bass rocks a little harder; songs are a little catchier; and the tempo’s a little more up, even though Earle acknowledges that mortality is the theme of this record. 
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The influence of producer T Bone Burnett on Steve Earle’s latest album is subtle, but it’s there: The bass rocks a little harder; songs are a little catchier; and the tempo’s a little more up, even though Earle acknowledges that mortality is the theme of this record. As always, Earle’s singular, expressive vocals are tough and beautiful, and the acoustic, strings-heavy arrangements are far more bent and complex than your average country album. Included is “This City,” which Earle wrote for the HBO series Treme, featuring horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint.

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BARBARA SCHULTZ