I Feel Alright

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I Feel Alright
Steve Earle - I Feel Alright Coverart.jpg
Studio album by Steve Earle
Released March 5, 1996
Genre Country rock
Length 40:08
Label E-Squared/Warner Bros.
Producer Ray Kennedy and Richard Bennett (tracks: 1, 5, 8 to 12), Richard Dodd (tracks: 2 to 4, 6 and 7)
Steve Earle chronology
Train a Comin'
(1995)Train a Comin'1995
I Feel Alright
(1996)
El Corazón
(1997)El Corazón1997

I Feel Alright is the sixth studio album by Steve Earle, released in 1996.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(3-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
Spin9/10[7]

Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Alanna Nash gave I Feel Alright an "A" grade. She wrote, "If I Feel Alright doesn’t deliver the grit that has been Earle’s gift to rock and country, his roots-rock joie de vivre sends no apologies, only a healthy message for the ’90s: Don’t feel bad about feeling good."[3]

Accolades[edit]

Organization/Publication Year Accolade Position Reference
Eye Weekly (Canada) 1996 "Albums of the year" 8 [8]
Guitar Player (USA) 1997 "Best Country Guitar album" 3 [9]
Nashville Music Awards (USA) 1997 best rock album * [10]
Spin (USA) 1999 "Top 90 Albums of the 90s" 75 [11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Earle

  1. "Feel Alright" — 3:04
  2. "Hard-Core Troubadour" — 2:41
  3. "More Than I Can Do" — 2:37
  4. "Hurtin' Me, Hurtin' You" — 3:21
  5. "Now She's Gone" — 2:48
  6. "Poor Boy" — 2:55
  7. "Valentine's Day" — 2:59
  8. "The Unrepentant" — 4:31
  9. "CCKMP" — 4:30
  10. "Billy and Bonnie" — 3:39
  11. "South Nashville Blues" — 3:39
  12. "You're Still Standin' There" — 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Cover Art[edit]

Production[edit]

Ray Kennedy and Richard Bennett (tracks: 1, 5, 8 to 12), Richard Dodd (tracks: 2 to 4, 6 and 7)

Releases[edit]

year format label catalog #
1996 CD Warner Bros. Records 46201
1996 cassette Warner Bros. Records 46201
1996 CD Transatlantic 227

Charts[edit]

year chart peak
1996 The Billboard 200 106

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Kurt Wolf, Review: I Feel Alright", Allmusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  3. ^ a b Nash, Alanna (1996-03-08). "I Feel Alright". Entertainment Weekly. 
  4. ^ Appleford, Steve (1996-03-09). "Album Reviews: Earle's Back With New Ease, Naturalness on 'Alright'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-12-25. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 268. ISBN 9780743201698. 
  6. ^ McLeese, Don (1998-02-02). "Steve Earle: I Feel Alright". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  7. ^ Aaron, Charles (April 1996). "Steve Earle: I Feel Alright". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 105. Retrieved 2018-07-26. 
  8. ^ Eye Weekly (Canadian cross-country critics poll), 1996
  9. ^ "27th Annual Guitar Player Readers Poll", Guitar Player, 31:2, February 1997, p. 40-41 (tie for 3rd place w/ Dwight Yoakam's Gone, behind Junior Brown's Semi Crazy, and Steve Wariner's No More Mr. Nice Guy)
  10. ^ Deborah Evans Price, "Nashville Awards Celebrate More Than Just Country", Billboard, 109:8, February 22, 1997, p. 26,28
  11. ^ "Spin's Top 90 Albums of the 90's"