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  • Summary: The box set for the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter contains 1995's Grammy-nominated Train a Comin', 1996's I Feel Alright, and 1997's El Corazon, as well as the unreleased Live at the Polk Theater concert album from 1995 and To Hell and Back, a DVD of a concert at Tennessee's Cold Creek Correctional Facility in 1996. Collapse
  • Record Label: Shout! Factory
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist, Progressive Country, Political Folk, Heartland Rock, Protest Songs
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  1. Sep 5, 2013
    The recovering dope fiend's songs cut even closer to the heart. [Aug 2013, p.104]
  2. Sep 5, 2013
    The good folks at Shout Factory didn’t opt to only offer these discs a second time around, but instead provided added enticement via two bonus extras, a stunning live recording from Nashville’s Polk Theater, recorded around the same time as I Feel Alright, and a live DVD from the Cold Creek Correctional Facility where Earle had earlier been incarcerated.
  3. 90
    While it doesn’t include some of his best post-jail efforts, the set documents the beginning of one of the greatest second acts in rock history.
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    These recordings are the sound of a man back in the game and ready to pounce. [No. 100, p.52]
  5. Sep 5, 2013
    With the incentive of live material for old fans and the sheer brilliance on offer when these records are taken together, The Warner Bros. Years is a powerful testament to Earle's second act.
  6. Sep 5, 2013
    The album [El Corazon], and by relation the whole Warner Bros Years boxset, is a confident announcement not of return but of complete rejuvenation.
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