The Revolution Starts Now (album)

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The Revolution Starts Now
Steve Earle - The Revolution Starts Now.jpg
Studio album by Steve Earle
Released August 24, 2004
Genre Alt-country, heartland rock, folk-rock
Label E-Squared/Artemis
Producer Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy
Steve Earle chronology
Jerusalem
(2002)
The Revolution Starts Now
(2004)
Washington Square Serenade
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Dirty Linen (favorable)[3]
Music Box 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]

The Revolution Starts Now is the 11th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2004.

Earle received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for this album at the 47th Grammy Awards held February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Steve Earle

  1. "The Revolution Starts ..." – 3:10
  2. "Home to Houston" – 2:41
  3. "Rich Man's War" – 3:25
  4. "Warrior" – 4:11
  5. "The Gringo's Tale" – 4:33
  6. "Condi, Condi" – 3:08
  7. "F the CC" – 3:12
  8. "Comin' Around" – 3:41
  9. "I Thought You Should Know" – 3:46
  10. "The Seeker" – 3:11
  11. "The Revolution Starts Now" – 4:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Earle - guitars, mandola, organ, harmonica, harmonium, vocals
The Dukes
  • Eric "Roscoe" Ambel - guitars, vocals
  • Kelley Looney - bass, vocals
  • Will Rigby - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Patrick Earle - percussion
  • Emmylou Harris - vocals on "Comin’ Around"
  • String quartet on "The Gringo’s Tale", arranged and conducted by Chris Carmichael:
    • Chris Carmichael - viola
    • David Angell - violin
    • David Henry - cello
    • Edward Henry - violin

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 89
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Revolution Starts Now by Steve Earle". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ T.J. McGrath, "Recording Reviews: Steve Earle - The Revolution Starts Now", Dirty Linen, 115, December 2004/January 2005
  4. ^ Metzger, John. "Steve Earle - The Revolution Starts...Now (Album Review)". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review