Archive | Dec 01, 2017

Certain Songs #1059: Lyle Lovett – “The Ballad of The Snow Leopard and The Tanqueray Cowboy”

Album: Step Inside This House
Year: 1998

Look. Lyle Lovett is one of those people who could sing the fucking phonebook and make you cry like a baby if he found the right melody for it.

So it was no surprise that his 1998 covers album, Step Inside This House, ranks among his best records, even if he didn’t write a single song. In a weird way, it was perhaps the most thematically cohesive album he’s ever recored: all of the songs were by other Texas songwriters, all of whom were influences or contemporaries.

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