Electric Dirt

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Electric Dirt
Electric Dirt - Levon cover.jpg
Studio album by Levon Helm
Released June 30, 2009
Studio Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock, New York
Genre Roots rock, country rock, Americana, R&B
Length 43 min
Label Dirt Farmer/Vanguard
Producer Larry Campbell
Levon Helm chronology
Dirt Farmer
(2007)Dirt Farmer2007
Electric Dirt
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Music Box 4/5 stars[2]
The New Yorker (favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Uncut 4/5 stars[5]

Electric Dirt is the final studio album from American musician Levon Helm, released in 2009. It is the follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2007 album Dirt Farmer. In Uncut's list of the 150 best albums between 2000 through 2009, Electric Dirt was listed 80th. It won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, an inaugural category in 2010.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tennessee Jed" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:58
  2. "Move Along Train" (Roebuck Staples) – 3:22
  3. "Growin' Trade" (Levon Helm, Larry Campbell) – 4:22
  4. "Golden Bird" (Happy Traum) – 5:11
  5. "Stuff You Gotta Watch" (Muddy Waters) – 3:38
  6. "White Dove" (Carter Stanley) – 3:29
  7. "Kingfish" (Randy Newman) – 4:24
  8. "You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had" (Muddy Waters) – 4:01
  9. "When I Go Away" (Larry Campbell) – 4:32
  10. "Heaven’s Pearls" (Anthony Leone, Byron Isaacs, Fiona McBain, Amy Helm, Glenn Patscha) – 4:09
  11. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" (Richard Carroll Lamp, Willy E. Taylor) – 3:25
  12. "That's Alright" (Arthur Crudup, iTunes only) – 4:53

Productions notes[edit]

  • Cover art conception: Levon Helm
  • Cover art production: Michael (Mike) DuBois
  • Photos: Ahron R. Foster
  • Layout and design: Carrie Smith