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Unfinished Business


Download links and information about Unfinished Business by Steve Goodman. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:24 minutes.

Artist: Steve Goodman
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:24
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No. Title Length
1. Whispering Man 4:10
2. Mind Over Matter 2:51
3. God Bless Our Mobile Home 4:13
4. Miles Make Some Chili 3:06
5. In Real Life 3:40
6. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I 2:49
7. Dont' Get Sand in It 2:56
8. The Dutchman 5:10
9. Colorado Christmas 4:11
10. My Funny Valentine 3:18



Although Steve Goodman's album Santa Ana Winds was, technically, a posthumous release, it was so polished an effort and appeared so soon after his death in September 1984 that it seemingly must have been in the can before his final illness. Unfinished Business, however, appearing three years later, clearly was a collection of previously unreleased archival recordings that had been assembled as an LP. Yet it was not all that different from most Goodman albums. During his lifetime, Goodman liked to put together collections that traced the range of his musical tastes, from folk to country to rock and beyond, with his own original songs, some of them sincere, some humorous, and also covers of various songs, some of them from Tin Pan Alley. And that's what one hears again on Unfinished Business. The leadoff track, "Whispering Man," and "In Real Life" (both of which sound like they may have benefited from after-the-fact overdubbing) are adult contemporary ballads; "Mind Over Matter" and "Millie Make Some Chili" have country arrangements; "Don't Get Sand in It" is a good-natured pop/rock tune; and "God Bless Our Mobile Home" and "(Now and Then) There's a Fool Such as I" are duets between Goodman and his mandolin-playing touring partner, Jethro Burns (formerly of Homer & Jethro), recorded at a radio station. Toward the end, more solo Goodman is heard, with a new version of "The Dutchman," the Michael Smith song Goodman first recorded on his second album, Somebody Else's Troubles, and a concluding performance of "My Funny Valentine," which bookend an original seasonal song, "Colorado Christmas" (another song that sounds like it might have some new overdubs). It sounds like a miscellany, but Goodman's reedy voice holds it all together, and it is no more diverse than one of the albums he concocted himself.