The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar

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The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar
Studio album by Peter Case
Released April 11, 1989
Genre Alternative Rock, Alternative Country, Folk Rock
Label Geffen
Producer Larry Hirsch, Steven Soles, Peter Case
Peter Case chronology
Peter Case
(1986)
The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar
(1989)
Six-Pack of Love
(1992)

The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar (often called simply Blue Guitar) is an album by American singer-songwriter Peter Case, released in 1989. Its name is a reference to the Wallace Stevens poem The Man With the Blue Guitar.

Guests include Los Lobos, T-Bone Burnett, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner and David Lindley.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Brian Beatty wrote of the album "Exceptional songs and musical guests, including Ry Cooder and members of Los Lobos and Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, make this... a worthwhile purchase..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Peter Case unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Charlie James" (Public Domain) – 3:07
  2. "Put Down the Gun" – 3:41
  3. "Entella Hotel" – 4:59
  4. "Travellin' Light" (Case, Bob Neuwirth) – 4:11
  5. "Poor Old Tom" – 3:57
  6. "Old Part of Town" – 4:10
  7. "Rise and Shine" (Case, Victoria Williams) – 4:20
  8. "Two Angels" – 4:33
  9. "This Town's a Riot" – 4:18
  10. "Hidden Love" – 3:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Case – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Stephen Bruton – mandolin
  • T-Bone Burnett – background vocals
  • Ry Cooder – slide guitar
  • Dennis Farias – horn
  • Mitchell Froom – organ, piano
  • David Hidalgo – 6-string bass, accordion, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • David Kemper – drums
  • David Lindley – bouzouki, violin
  • David McKelvy– harmonica
  • David Miner – bass
  • Jerry Scheff – bass
  • Jack Sherman – guitar
  • Steven Soles – guitar, bass, maracas, guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Benmont Tench – organ
  • Daniel Timms – keyboards, organ, piano, background vocals
  • Nick Lane – horn
  • Michael Bannister – cymbals, drums
  • Jorge Bermudez – tambourine
  • John Berry, Jr. – horn, maracas, background vocals

Production notes:

  • Larry Hirsch – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Peter Case – producer
  • Scott Woodman – engineer
  • Joe Schiff – assistant engineer
  • Eric Rudd – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering

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