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CD: Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

CD: Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Is the Texas troubadour spreading his various talents too thin?

Is the multitalented Steve Earle spreading himself too thin?

This is Earle's first collection of new material since 2007's Washington Square Serenade, since when he has made a disappointing tribute album to Townes van Zandt, taken a role as a street musician in HBO's New Orleans series Treme, and written a novel, also called I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Signs are he may be spreading himself too thin, because this new disc is best described as patchy, and is unlikely to end up as anybody's favourite-ever Earle album.

This is Earle's first collection of new material since 2007's Washington Square Serenade, since when he has made a disappointing tribute album to Townes van Zandt, taken a role as a street musician in HBO's New Orleans series Treme, and written a novel, also called I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Signs are he may be spreading himself too thin, because this new disc is best described as patchy, and is unlikely to end up as anybody's favourite-ever Earle album.

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