El Mirage (album)

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El Mirage
Studio album by Jimmy Webb
Released May 1977
Recorded 1977
Cherokee Recording Studios
Genre Popular
Label Atlantic Records
Producer George Martin
Jimmy Webb chronology
Land's End
(1974)
El Mirage
(1977)
Angel Heart
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

El Mirage is the sixth album by American singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb, released in May 1977 by Atlantic Records. This was the first album for which Webb handed production and arrangement duties on to another person, George Martin, producer of The Beatles. The album is notable for containing "The Highwayman", a song that later provided both the name and first hit for The Highwaymen, a country supergroup comprising Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. Jennings also recorded the track "If You See Me Getting Smaller" for his album Ol Waylon (1977).[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jimmy Webb, except where indicated.

  1. "The Highwayman" – 3:51
  2. "If You See Me Getting Smaller I'm Leaving" – 3:53
  3. "Mixed-Up Guy" – 3:40
  4. "Christiaan, No" – 3:07
  5. "Moment an a Shadow" – 3:39
  6. "Sugarbird" – 3:25
  7. "Where the Universes Are" – 3:34
  8. "P.F. Sloan" – 4:17
  9. "Dance to the Radio" (Fred Tackett) – 3:06
  10. "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" – 3:06
  11. "Skylark (A Meditation)" – 3:37[1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ruhlmann, William. "El Mirage". Allmusic. Retrieved October 26, 2012.