By Joshua Wallace
Jim Lauderdale has released From Another World which is the follow up to 2018’s excellent Time Flies album. Jim has been on a run of great albums as of late and From Another World is no different. Inside you’ll find some good country, good songwriting and a great album.
The track “The Secrets Of The Pyramids” is a somewhat psychedelic country love song that compares the mysteries of the pyramids to the mysteries of the heart. It’s a great example of the good songwriting you find throughout Lauderdale’s career. “Like People From Another World” keeps that theme and talks about two lovers as if they’re from different worlds, and that’s good.
“For Keeps” is a great ballad on this album. I love the instrumental with the piano and pedal steel. There is also a nice classical guitar solo on this one. “I’ll Forgive You If You Don’t” kicks off with some great pedal steel work for this heartbreak love song. This entire record has some great pedal steel work to dig into. Finally, “Are You Trying To Make A Song Out Of Us?” picks up the tempo for the album closer. The song compares a couple in love with all of the interconnected parts of a song that work together. I love the lines “You can play my heart like it’s your guitar / Tune me up and let it rock and don’t you ever stop”. Like the rest of the album, it all just works to create a great track and a great overall experience.
From Another World is another gem in the late career of Jim Lauderdale. I highly recommend this record if you’re a fan of good country. Lots of great pedal steel work throughout the album and great songwriting too. From Another World is out everywhere you can find good music as of June 21st, 2019.
Favorite Tracks : The Secrets Of The Pyramids, Like People From Another World, For Keeps, I’ll Forgive You If You Don’t, Are You Trying To Make A Song Out Of Us?
Jim Lauderdale – From Another World (2019)
- Some Horses Run Free
- When You Can’t Have What Your Heart Wants
- The Secrets Of The Pyramids
- Like People From Another World
- One Away
- For Keeps
- Slow Turn In The Road
- I’ll Forgive You If You Don’t
- Graceland Horses
- Ever Living Loving Day
- Are You Trying To Make A Song Out Of Us?