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The Highway Is for Heros


Download links and information about The Highway Is for Heros by Jesse Colin Young. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 33:55 minutes.

Artist: Jesse Colin Young
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 7
Duration: 33:55
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No. Title Length
1. The Highway Is for Heroes (featuring Wendy Waldman) 5:40
2. Erica 3:19
3. Young Girls 4:02
4. The Master (featuring Bill Cuomo) 5:57
5. Dreams Take Flight 3:35
6. Do It Slow 4:21
7. Before You Came 7:01



Jesse Colin Young returned to record-making after five years with this modestly produced, largely acoustic effort, on which his singing had taken on a breathy expressivenes and his acoustic guitar-playing (doubtless due to years of playing solo shows) had become more dominant and accomplished. Despite the time between records, Young did not fill the album with new originals — among the nine tracks, three (T-Bone Walker's "T-Bone Shuffle," "Do It Slow," and "Before You Came") were remakes, one ("When You Dance") was a cover, and two others were co-written. Those two — the title track, which Young wrote with Wendy Waldman, and "The Haster," on which he collaboraed with Bill Cuomo — were the most substantial new works. "The Highway Is for Heroes" made the road a metaphor for life, and "The Master" examined everything from domestic abuse to industrial waste in questioning the nature of power relationships. The album seemed a tentative, if promising comeback; unfortunately, Cypress's failure to promote it properly meant that it became an isolated release, and Young did not make another new album for six years. (Originally released in 1987 as Cypress 661-115, The Highway Is for Heroes has been reissued by Ridgetop Music.)