The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes (Vinyl LP)
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The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes (Vinyl LP)

New West Records

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Vinyl LP pressing. In January 1972 a newly formed grassroots band The Flatlanders (comprised of the nucleus of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock) travelled to Tommy Allsup's Odessa, TX studio at the urging of a local radio DJ. The 14 songs recorded on reel-to-reel tape arguably marked the birth of alternative country music. In celebration of their 40th anniversary together, the esteemed founding fathers of Americana will release a collection of these recordings as the Odessa Tapes. Thought lost for nearly four decades, the Odessa Tapes' pristine recordings capture, without any Polish, the special blend of Country, Folk, Roots and Cosmic energy The Flatlanders pioneered. I Know You, Number Sixteen, Shadow of the Moon, Dallas, Down in My Hometown, Stars in My Life, I Think Too Much of You, Bhagavan Decreed, Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown, You've Never Seen Me Cry, One Road More, Story of You, Rose from the Mountain, The Heart You Left Behind