Bootleg: A New Year For The Roses

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Tracks [~40 min]

Side 1:
01. Sittin' And Thinkin'
02. Success
03. Good Year For The Roses - EC starts singing Psycho by mistake, and restarts song
04. Psycho
05. Brown To Blue
06. How Much I Lied
Side 2:
07. Sweet Dreams
08. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
09. I'm Your Toy
10. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?
11. Honey Hush
12. Almost Blue
Bonus tracks ("2 bonus tracks from a Nashville session"):
13. Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven - commercial version
14. Stranger In The House - with George Jones, commercial version

Release Information

  • Date:
  • Media: LP
  • Catalogue number (comments): Note Records LPEC-Roses-1


  • Live at the Palladium, New York, NY, 1981-12-31. According to the cover: "This album features the seldom performed songs from EC's classic country album Almost Blue that was almost universally overlooked by both fans and critics alike. For this performance, the group is joined by Mr. John McFee (Clover) on pedal steel guitar. Enjoy it now, you may never hear these tunes again." The title on the label is 'Lucky Stevens Sings'!


  • The cover claims that this is a soundboard recording, but it certainly doesn't sound much like one. Overall, I'd give the sound quality (on the live tracks) 5/10, and the performance 7/10. It's got novelty value because it draws almost exclusively from Almost Blue songs - T.J. Young
  • The sound quality is pretty good. Interesting arrangements as they differ from the album versions, particularly Success - Phil Dennison

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