Haven't had the CD off since I bought it. Fantastic songcraft with illustrative lyrics that render most songs cinematic. This album has a lot of Henley in it in terms of his life, hopes and aspirations. Would he change any of it? No sir, cos he likes where he is now!
This is the best COUNTRY album that I've heard in a long while. Hope Don Henley releases another one soon.
I've never been a roots country fan, but this challenges that assumption. From start to finish, it's just wonderful. Waiting Tables and Take a Picture of this are extraordinary. Henley never fails to deliver in whatever guise.
Each time I play the album I have a new favourite track! A lot of thought gone into this album, and disagree with bad reviews. This album has everything! And what a voice....still!!!
I am turning into my mother - who is a huge Country and Western old time fan. However this is Don Henley, has a whiff of The Eagles and is my play on repeat album of the moment. I didn't have great expectations if I am honest but it is a great album - but don't tell my mum!
Love the Eagles and loved Actual Miles, but sorry to say this album sounds and feels dull and lifeless and maybe more than 10 years should have been spent on writing it. So disappointing.
You hear a really good song every couple of months but a really good album is much rarer - this however is one of those albums. I can honestly say that this is the best album of music I have heard in years. Don Henley has done a fantastic job on this one, every single track is a winner and I just can't stop playing it. Thank you Don Henley for gifting us this fantastic collection of songs! What else can I say? Just,more of the same please Mr Henley!
Sorry to disagree with all the other reviews but I was really looking forward to this album but I was a little disappointed, I found it quite dull.
15 years in the making I would expect better, sorry.
Yes, this album is a brilliant surprise. I've been an Eagles (and Henley solo) fan since I was wearing nappies but never quite got into Country/Country & Western music per se. So I bought this album I suppose out of loyalty, not really expecting to enjoy it much. BUT...can't stop playing it. Excellent laid back music with thought provoking lyrics and as usual, the sublime Don Henley vocals. Excellent album. Please, please Mr Henley...bring the Cass County tour to England.
The Four Bonus Tracke on the Deluxe version are essential.Such a great Album,in my opinion well worth the wait.Im not normally a great fan of Country,but there is something about his voice that retains a familiarity that makes you feel warm inside.
If you liked any of his Solo material you wont be far wrong with this.
This is a must for any Eagles/Don Henley fan or any country fan. Has great well written, thought provoking songs and some really awesome collaborations. Well worth the money!
I never leave reviews but this is far too good not to. It's sublime.
Great easy to listen to but makes you think album. I'm also missing track 4 but waiting tables IS a good track.
Thanks Don Henley!
Come to UK! Please tour here!
downloaded it but it was missing track 4 'waiting tables' hope it was a crap track!!!
Already a pop/rock music legend from his solo work as well as his massive success with the Eagles, Don has produced another blinder here with a country album featuring some great covers and new material. With great songs and country hitmakers like Dolly Parton, the Hag and Martina Mcbride onboard then its a got all the ingredients required. Whilst a country album from the Eagles would have been even better, this runs it a close second.
Great album ,the only let down is the song with the annoying dolly parton,otherwise great, go get it.
i have the album pre-ordered and can’t wait for the whole thing to be released. the tracks i have so far are all awesome. a must for any Don Henley fan.
After the long wait it is fantastic to have new material of such quality. The lyrics are powerful and as thought provoking as ever. Wonderful effort from Don and all who collaborated on this album.
To hear the complete album, love the new songs. He is such a legend !
This has been 15 years coming and something Don has talked about making for years. Can't wait to hear it in full :-)