Don Henley – Cass County {Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Don Henley – Cass County (2015) [Deluxe Edition]
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Cass County is Don Henley’s fifth studio album and first solo album in 15 years. Named for the northeastern Texas county in which Henley was raised, Cass County is a 16-track deluxe album released through Capitol Records. Recorded primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas, the album includes guest appearances from Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Mick Jagger, Martina McBride, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton.

Cass County was produced by Don Henley and Stan Lynch, who also co- wrote 11 of the songs on the album, and represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey. “I was born and raised in Texas. I’m a Southerner and a Texan. So this is a natural progression for me. It’s who I am and where I come from,” says Don Henley.

When asked about making the album, Henley exclaimed, “I can truthfully say, I enjoyed making this record more than any record I’ve made in my career because of the people who participated. John Sebastian was dead right in 1965 or 1966 when he wrote that song ‘Nashville Cats.’ It’s still true all these years later. There are some amazing musicians here.”

Don Henley doesn’t move fast because he can afford not to hurry. He can spend the better part of a decade waiting out a record contract, labor on a 90-minute Eagles reunion for maybe half a decade, then take another eight years before returning with Cass County, his first solo album in 15 years and only fifth overall. That’s the mark of a man who takes his time, but all that chronology pales compared to the true journey Cass County represents: a return to Henley’s country roots, whether they lie in the blissed-out, mellow sunshine of Southern California or the Texas home that provides this record with its name. According to prerelease scuttlebutt, the album began as a covers project — on the deluxe edition, there are remnants of this record, including a poignant “She Sang Hymns Out of Tune” and a duet with Dolly Parton on the Louvin Brothers’ “When I Stop Dreaming” — and the album does begin with a version of Tift Merritt’s “Bramble Rose” that finds space for both Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert, a sign of the star firepower on Cass County. Plenty of other guests pop up here, including Merle Haggard and Martina McBride, although there’s no doubting Henley is the center of Cass County, but the nice thing about the record is that he’s not calling attention to himself, not in the way he did when he loaded up albums with somber six-minute anthems. For the first time in decades — four, to be precise; One of These Nights was the last time he explicitly dabbled in country-rock — Henley prefers to paint on a small canvas, abandoning sociological epics for tales of longing and heartbreak. He’ll still adopt a cynical sneer — “No, Thank You” is quintessential spiteful contrarianism, salvaged by a boogie borrowed from “Achy Breaky Heart” — and the elegiac “Praying for Rain” disguises its environmental activist heart in the form of sun-bleached hippie country, but the shift to expertly constructed miniatures benefits Henley considerably, pushing the focus onto his skill as a craftsman while also suggesting how, in the age of bro-country, this kind of cosmic American music functions as a traditional throwback. This is also where Henley’s stubbornness winds up as an asset: he doesn’t feel like he’s succumbing to either nostalgia or the present; he stoically carries on according to the way things ought to be, and, against all odds, he winds up with a record that’s not only easier to enjoy than most of his solo records, but also stronger song for song than many of the early Eagles albums.

Tracklist:
01 – Bramble Rose (feat. Mick Jagger & Miranda Lambert)
02 – The Cost Of Living (feat. Merle Haggard)
03 – No, Thank You
04 – Waiting Tables
05 – Take A Picture Of This
06 – Too Far Gone
07 – That Old Flame (feat. Martina McBride)
08 – The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
09 – Words Can Break Your Heart
10 – When I Stop Dreaming (feat. Dolly Parton)
11 – Praying For Rain
12 – Too Much Pride
13 – She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
14 – Train In The Distance
15 – A Younger Man
16 – Where I Am Now

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