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Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Spinning Around the Sun

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
05/10/1994
Artist
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Elektra
Duration
00:44:36

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Released in 1991, After Awhile stripped back the traditional country backings from Jimmie Dale Gilmore's music and let the subtle textures of his lyrics shine through, and the result was one of Gilmore's finest recordings. After the critical success of After Awhile, Emory Gordy, Jr., a top-shelf Nashville producer and session musician, was assigned to work on Gilmore's follow-up, Spinning Around the Sun, and his approach seemed to be to follow the subtle and scaled-back sound of After Awhile, but make it more polished and listener-friendly at the same time. If that seems a little confusing, Spinning Around the Sun for the most part sounds like a labor of love to honor Gilmore's work while making it more accessible (especially to the country marketplace). While the cover of "I Was the One" and "Reunion," a duet with Lucinda Williams, sound as if they were crafted with country radio in mind, most of the album mimics After Awhile's relaxed but thoughtful sound, though the surfaces shine with Music City perfection rather than the more intimate and soulful attack of Gilmore's Austin, TX, compatriots. Ultimately, the bigger problem is that the material on Spinning Around the Sun just isn't as interesting; Gilmore only penned four of the album's songs, and while the rest of the material is solid, there are too many tunes that are beautiful but unremarkable, and beyond a near-definitive reworking of Butch Hancock's "Just a Wave, Not the Water," very little of this connects with the force of Gilmore's best work. Spinning Around the Sun is an album of many beautiful moments that never quite coheres into a fully satisfying whole. ~ Mark Deming

1) Where You Going - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (04:21)
2) Santa Fe Thief - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (05:00)
3) I Was the One - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:15)
4) So I'll Run - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:50)
5) I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:38)
6) Mobile Line (France Blues) - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:43)
7) Nothing of the Kind - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:19)
8) Just a Wave, Not the Water - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (04:02)
9) Reunion - Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Lucinda Williams (02:54)
10) I'm Gonna Love You - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:46)
11) Another Colorado - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:31)
12) Thinking About You - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (03:17)

Album
Spinning Around the Sun
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
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Spinning Around the Sun | Jimmie Dale Gilmore