The Road to Ensenada

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The Road to Ensenada
Studio album by Lyle Lovett
Released June 18, 1996
Genre Country
Label Curb/MCA
Producer Lyle Lovett & Billy Williams
Lyle Lovett chronology
I Love Everybody
(1994)
The Road to Ensenada
(1996)
Step Inside This House
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A [2]
FolkFire Favorable [3]
George Graham Favorable [4]
Music Box 4/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]

The Road to Ensenada is an album of songs recorded by Lyle Lovett and released in 1996.

At the Grammy Awards of 1997, The Road to Ensenada won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Lyle Lovett except as noted.

  1. "Don't Touch My Hat" – 3:47
  2. "Her First Mistake" – 6:28
  3. "Fiona" – 4:09
  4. "That's Right (You're Not from Texas)" (Lovett, Ramsey, Rogers) – 4:54
  5. "Who Loves You Better" – 4:46
  6. "Private Conversation" – 4:32
  7. "Promises" – 3:07
  8. "It Ought to Be Easier" – 4:11
  9. "I Can't Love You Anymore" – 3:14
  10. "Long Tall Texan" (Henry Strzelecki) – 3:27
  11. "Christmas Morning" – 3:43
  12. "The Road to Ensenada" – 10:12
  13. "The Girl in the Corner" -- hidden at the end of track 12, following 1:30 of silence

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 24
Canadian RPM Top Albums 23
UK Albums Chart 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, "Review: The Road to Ensenada", Allmusic
  2. ^ Scherman, Tony (21 June 1996). "The Road to Ensenada (1996)". Entertainment Weekly. [dead link]
  3. ^ Rich Simmons, "Various artists: Notes on New Releases", FolkFire Reviews, September/October 1996
  4. ^ George Graham, "Lyle Lovett: The Road to Ensenada" (review), The Graham Weekly Album Review, 1034, 1996
  5. ^ John Metzger, "Lyle Lovett - The Road to Ensenada (Album review)", The Music Box, 3:8, November/December 1996
  6. ^ Elysa Gardner, "Review: Lyle Lovett-The Road to Ensenada, Rolling Stone, 738/739, February 2, 1998[dead link]