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Sounds | Outlaws, Dixie Highway (album)

Met dit album willen de Oulaws de fans doen beseffen dat ze terug zijn én ze naar hun optredens krijge. Het album staat bol van degelijke oldschool southern rock.

De opener Southern Rock Will Never Die is een eerbetoon aan alle gestorven kameraden. De geest van de stichters van dit genre komt tot leven in deze song volgens Paul.

Heavenly Blues is een klassieker uit 1977 die op hun album Hurry Sundown staat. Het nummer werd aangepast en klinkt daardoor toch net weer iets beter. Bij Endless Ride, Dark Horse Run en Lonesome Boy From Dixie krijgen we zachte, maar degelijke southern rock.

Met Showdown krijgen we een instrumentaal nummer voorgeschoteld. Een vrolijk vakantiegevoel krijg ik van het nummer Over Night From Athens, terwijl de dromerige tonen van Macon Memories je meenemen op een reis vol herinneringen.

"Just Keep Calm And Play Southern Rock!"

releasedatum: 28 februari 2020


Lees History lesson: Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era. Known as ‘The Florida Guitar Army’ by their fans, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, Eagles and The Rolling Stones. Henry Paul left after the group’s third album to form The Henry Paul Band for Atlantic Records, and later the multi-Platinum country trio Blackhawk. Over the next 20+ years, The Outlaws would experience rampant personnel changes, tonal missteps, ill-fated reunions and bitter trademark battles that left fans – not to mention Paul and Yoho – frustrated and saddened. And with the tragic deaths of co-founding members Frank O’Keefe and Billy Jones in 1995, and especially vocalist/lead guitarist Hughie Thomasson in 2007, it was feared that The Outlaws’ trail had come to an end.

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