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James McMurtry - Candyland FLAC album

Performer: James McMurtry
Genre: Rock
Title: Candyland
Country: Europe
Released: 1992
Style: Folk Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1123 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1233 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1196 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 719

James McMurtry (born March 18, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American rock and folk rock/americana singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, and occasional actor (Daisy Miller, Lonesome Dove, and narrator of Ghost Town: 24 Hours in Terlingua). He performs with veteran bandmates Daren Hess, Cornbread, and Tim Holt. His father, novelist Larry McMurtry, gave him his first guitar at age seven

This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 98/156 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Candyland. Album starts at 115BPM, ends at 100BPM (-15), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by James McMurtry.

One of the most wondrous elements of this album is how insubstantial it is, it’s all hardly an enthusiastic breeze, a vision of the world though a whiskey glass held up to the light, mattering not if the glass is half full or half empty.

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1. Where's Johnny Lyrics.

Whatever you call it, the music serves up a perfect backdrop to McMurtry's strong suit - his evocative, short-story lyrics. Eventually, rock appears to win out as guitars veer into overdrive on "Save Yourself" and "Storekeeper"; the disc finally closing with the wistful, acoustic "Dusty Pages.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Where's Johnny
2 Vague Directions
3 Hands Like Rain
4 Safe Side
5 Candyland
6 Don't Waste Away
Co-producer – John Mellencamp*
7 Good Life
8 Save Yourself
9 Storekeeper
10 Dusty Pages

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records


  • Executive-Producer – John Mellencamp*
  • Producer – John Mellencamp* (tracks: 6), Michael Wanchic* (tracks: 1 to 10)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464 46911 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
467856 2 James McMurtry Candyland ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 467856 2 Europe 1992
CT 46911 James McMurtry Candyland ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 46911 US 1992
ACC 46911 James McMurtry Candyland ‎(Cass, Promo) Columbia ACC 46911 US 1992
467856 2, COL 467856 2 James McMurtry Candyland ‎(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 467856 2, COL 467856 2 Europe 1992
COL 467856 1 James McMurtry Candyland ‎(LP) Columbia COL 467856 1 Europe 1992
Without a doubt Candyland is one of James McMurtry’s most accessible and endearing albums, insightfully filled with both endearing unassuming and unremarkable characters, where through McMurtry’s attention to small details, these run of the mill folks, often standing at a personal crossroad, loom larger than life, possessing an internal key that unlocks all the doors, revealing values and consequences that can be discerned only by squinting into the setting sun to see the truth hidden around the edges of your vision.All of James’ protagonists, which often include him, are entirely environmentally lost souls, victims of their own choices, age and circumstance. Both the music of McMurtry, which offers up an unanticipated level of musicianship, and his story telling are captivating, indirectly demanding your attention due to their inherent inconclusiveness and their optical obscurity. Yet that being said, James does not for one moment anguish over these people, these internal rivalries, nor do his songs convey any real usable insight to the observer, or the detached writer himself. One of the most wondrous elements of this album is how insubstantial it is, it’s all hardly an enthusiastic breeze, a vision of the world though a whiskey glass held up to the light, mattering not if the glass is half full or half empty.Others might infer that these numbers regard a failure of self-determination, a psychological collapse if you will, yet as in the song “Where’s Johnny,” the story of a high school whiz kid who goes to pieces in college and winds up living with his parents only goes to show that nothing just happens, Johnny in this case was falling apart long before he set foot in an ivy covered university, he was the product of his life, his times, his family, his expectations and the aspirations his mother will not let go of … and who of us hasn’t spent some time in the wasteland (writer Larry McMurtry’s, James’s father’s nickname for his Texas homeland) attempting to piece ourselves back together, where to save yourself one must avoid emotional entanglements, keeping the world at arm’s length; which (laughing) James manages to do through song and verse.Candyland pointedly is a gaze across the landscape of both America and the life of McMurtry, a man who never tires of the challenges and surprise one finds on the road, where the music housed within these grooves is precise, compelling, weathered and drawn from experiences that just might happen to be real. There are nearly no missteps on Candyland, it’s a groove laden ride the likes of which you haven’t heard since his Bob-ness laid down Blonde On Blonde.Review by Jenell Kesler