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Mission of the Crossroad Palms


Download links and information about Mission of the Crossroad Palms by Steve Forbert. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 39:59 minutes.

Artist: Steve Forbert
Release date: 1995
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 39:59
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No. Title Length
1. It Sure Was Better Back Then 2:57
2. It Is What It Is (And That's All) 3:31
3. Is It Any Wonder? 3:20
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune Again 3:08
5. So Good to Feel Good Again 2:56
6. Oh, to Be Back With You 4:41
7. Real Live Love 3:48
8. The Trouble With Angels 3:50
9. How Can You Change the World? 3:01
10. Don't Talk to Me 2:33
11. The Last Rays of Sunlight 3:35
12. Thirteen Blood Red Rosebuds 2:39



With Mission of the Crossroad Palms, Steve Forbert turns in an album of craftsmanlike tunes on his seventh album, including story-songs such as "It Sure Was Better Back Then" (a working man's reminiscence) and "The Trouble with Angels" (in which an ex-beauty queen robs the till to pay for her infertility treatments). There is also one of Forbert's philosophical treatises ("It Is What It Is [And That's All]") and the humorously multi-referential "Lay Down Your Weary Tune Again" (risky territory for a former "new Dylan"). But the best song may be Forbert's ode to infidelity, "Don't Talk to Me." The point, though, is that he has flowered into a distinctive, broad-based songwriter and that, in E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent, he has found a sympathetic producer able to showcase his voice and lyrics properly. Now, if he could just reconnect with his audience.