Straightaways

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This article is about the alternative country music album by the band Son Volt. For the sporting term, see straight (racing).
Straightaways
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Studio album by Son Volt
Released April 22, 1997
Recorded Echo Park, Bloomington, Indiana and
Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Genre Alternative country
Length 40:21
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Paulson, Son Volt
Son Volt chronology
Trace
(1995)
Straightaways
(1997)
Wide Swing Tremolo
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars link
Entertainment Weekly C link
NME (favorable) link
Pitchfork Media 5.5/10 link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

Straightaways is the second release of the band Son Volt, it was released on April 22, 1997.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jay Farrar except where indicated.

  1. "Caryatid Easy" - 4:43
  2. "Back into Your World" - 3:43
  3. "Picking Up the Signal" - 3:45
  4. "Left a Slide" - 5:10
  5. "Creosote" - 4:10
  6. "Cemetery Savior" - 3:12
  7. "Last Minute Shakedown" - 4:03
  8. "Been Set Free" (Jay Farrar / Monica Farrar) - 4:33
  9. "No More Parades" - 3:19
  10. "Way Down Watson" - 3:42

Personnel[edit]