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Mp3 James McMurtry - Too Long In The Wasteland

  • Performer: James McMurtry
  • Album: Too Long In The Wasteland
  • Label: Columbia
  • Catalog #: FC 45229, C 45229
  • MP3: 1967 mb | FLAC: 1982 mb
  • Released: 1989
  • Country: US
  • Style: Southern Rock
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 691
  • Category: Rock
Mp3 James McMurtry - Too Long In The Wasteland


1Too Long In The Wasteland4:00
2Painting By Numbers4:47
3I'm Not From Here4:10
4Talkin' At The Texaco4:06
7Crazy Wind4:08
8Shining Eyes4:08
9Poor Lost Soul3:25
10Song For A Deckhand's Daughter3:30


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CK 45229James McMurtry Too Long In The Wasteland ‎(CD, Album)ColumbiaCK 45229US1989
CSCS 5077James McMurtry Too Long In The Wasteland ‎(CD, Album)CBS/SonyCSCS 5077Japan1989
BFCT-45229, BFCT45229James McMurtry Too Long In The Wasteland ‎(Cass, Album, CrO)Columbia, ColumbiaBFCT-45229, BFCT45229Canada1989
noneJames McMurtry Too Long In The Wasteland ‎(Cass, Album, Promo)ColumbianoneUS1989
465549 1, 01 465549 20James McMurtry Too Long In The Wasteland ‎(LP, Album)CBS, CBS465549 1, 01 465549 20Europe1989


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, VocalsJames McMurtry
  • Art DirectionJoel Zimmerman
  • Backing VocalsAshly Cleveland, Mimi Mapes, Toby Myers
  • Bass, Backing VocalsDavid Pomeroy
  • Clarinet, Backing VocalsRick Fettig
  • Co-producerLarry Crane, Michael Wanchic
  • Drums, PercussionJerry Dupree, Kenny Aronoff
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing VocalsLarry Crane
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar, Backing VocalsDavid Grissom
  • Electric Guitar, Dobro, Keyboards, Backing VocalsMichael Wanchic
  • EngineerRoss Hogarth
  • Engineer [Assistant]Rick Fettig
  • KeyboardsJohn Casella
  • Mastered ByBob Ludwig
  • Mixed ByJohn Mellencamp, Larry Crane, Michael Wanchic, Ross Hogarth
  • Photography ByKeith Macdonald
  • ProducerJohn Mellencamp
  • Written-ByJ. McMurtry


© 1989 CBS Records Inc.
℗ 1989 CBS Records Inc.


  • Barcode: 0 7464-45229-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Runout [Etched]): AL-45229- ̷A̷̷ -1A G2 MASTERDISK DMM A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Runout [Etched]): BL-45229- ̷B̷̷ -1A G1 MASTERDISK DMM A7


  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk



The album gives a clear sample of McMurtry's gift of writing lyrics that can transfer in a few short words all that needs to be told to pull the listener into whatever setting or mood McMurtry has decided to create. His lyrics are stories, telling about everyday life, the predictability of work, the troubles of teens, and the pain of love when it isn't all roses and sunshine. Maybe some of his writing talent comes from his father, author Larry McMurtry, known for penning tales such as Lonesome Dove. James McMurtry. Too Long In The Wasteland. SME от лица компании Columbia BMG Rights Management US, LLC, CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, ARESA, Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA. Комментарии отключены. James McMurtry born March 18, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas is an American rock and folk rockamericana singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, and occasional actor Daisy Miller, Lonesome Dove, and narrator of Ghost Town: 24 Hours in Terlingua. He performs with veteran bandmates Daren Hess, Cornbread and Tim Holt. Mellencamp subsequently served as co-producer on McMurtry's debut album, Too Long in the Wasteland 1989. McMurtry also appeared on the soundtrack of the film Falling from Grace, working with Mellencamp, John Prine, Joe Ely and Dwight Yoakam in a supergroup called Buzzin' Cousins. Album 1989 11 Songs. 1989 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. More By James McMurtry. Where'd You Hide the Body. Just Us Kids. Live In Europe. James McMurtry is, in my opinion, an under-appreciated Americana performer. He writes songs that touch on the lives of hard working people, struggling in relationships, trying to raise kids, trying to make it when the odds seem stacked against him. I have thoroughly enjoyed all his music and his live performances are not to be missed. Very intimate delivery and nicely recorded, 'Too Long In The Wasteland' is a fine Americana album, and with the high quality of his songs it's no wonder he is so highly rated by his peers. Read more. James McMurtry - Too Long In The Wasteland. James McMurtry - Freeway View. Kompozytorzy: James McMurtry. Całkowity czas trwania:44 min. Painting By Numbers Album Version. Autor: James McMurtry, Kompozytorzy: James McMurtry. Terry Album Version. Shining Eyes Album Version. The best album by James McMurtry is Complicated Game which is ranked number 4820 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 272. James McMurtry album bestography. Higher ranked 14,131st This album 14,131st Lower ranked 17,143rd Too Long In The WastelandToo Long In The WastelandWhere'd You Hide The Body. Upcoming concerts. Your feedback for Too Long In The Wasteland. Too Long in the Wasteland. Critic Score

Too Long In The Wasteland was the initial outing from James McMurtry, an album that set him apart from so many during the year of 1989, yet with his weathered voice and vision to match, it’s always been a wonder as to why someone such as John Mellencamp (who produced this album) should receive such adulation, while James, a much finer and more inspirational artist would remain almost as a secondhand backstory.

James skirts through his material with an almost detached disinterest, as if he’s only a vehicle for his amazing vivid observer stories and sonically perfect guitar work. That being said, there’s a relentless intimacy found within his work, delicate deceptive and descriptive details that most of us often overlook, all while staying within the personification of his character … that of the consummate observer.

Make no mistake about it, James is from the heartland of America, his songs and tales of soft fatalism are real, so is his blistering guitar work, where his songs are laced with background and effects that are entirely designed to draw the listener in ever deeper; even and perhaps more-so after multiple plays.

I’ve been an unabashed devotee of James McMurtry since I first heard him. This of course does not mean that I think each of his songs are brilliant or stand on equal footing, nevertheless, when it comes to sonically driven descriptive masterpieces, there are few who can splinter the floorboards like Mr. McMurtry is able to. A McMurtry show is a singular event filled with soul searing guitar work, one where the audience hangs on his every word, his every phrase, as if written language did not exist, where it is only through this captivating artist that literature is handed down. Nearly every number on this album captures the essential qualitative aspects that speaks to what it means to be human, capturing the vision of an internal landscape that can not be denied or proven, where his songs just are, where these songs make sense with their inescapable quality of perception.

The music on Wasteland doesn’t blossom in front of you, nor does it fully flower, the songs begin as a beautiful bloom and finish in the same manner, leaving the listener to finish the process with their own visions dreams and life’s points of reference.

*** The Fun Facts: As to the album’s title, ‘Wasteland’ was writer Larry McMurtry, James’ father’s nickname for the vast level-lands of Texas, his home state.

Review by Jenell Kesler
speaking of classic : rustic preaching yelling narrative for taciturn heartland *****
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