Tom Russell: Heart on a Sleeve

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Heart on a Sleeve (Remastered)This 2012 reissue of Russell’s auspicious 1984 solo debut album features remastered sound and six previously unreleased bonus tracks. Songs like the title cut and “One and One” (both duets with Shawn Colvin) sound closer to traditional country than what Russell has since produced, but there’s plenty of evidence here of the vocal talent and songwriting skill that have powered his later classics. Indeed, the album includes early versions of several of them, including “Gallo del Cielo” and “St. Olav’s Gate.”

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