Editors’ Notes Country music provided a significant, if nearly subliminal, ingredient in golden age reggae, and few make the connection clearer than this understated blue-eyed soul stirrer from the American South. Following some folkier releases, Nichols circles back to his country-dub roots with this resequenced and remastered 2010 release. Accompanied by a crack reggae crew and with dub demon Adrian Sherwood at the controls, Nichols applies his buttery twang to future C&R classics like “To Be Rich (Should Be A Crime)” and “Lonely King Of The Country,” fleshing out roots riddims with gentle acoustic strumming.

SONG
To Be Rich (Should Be a Crime)
1
3:53
 
The Day You Came over the Hill
2
3:41
 
Mother Your Son
3
4:30
 
I'm in Need Now
4
3:56
 
Lonely King of the Country
5
4:00
 
Poor Man's Prayer
6
3:46
 
Mr. Nobody
7
3:38
 
97 Miles
8
4:15
 
Moving Time
9
3:42
 
Everything Is Different
10
3:29
 
Salt of a Fallen Tear (Bonus Track)
11
3:17
 
Miss Moon (Bonus Track)
12
3:32
 
Sweet Tough and Terrible (Bonus Track)
13
3:07
 
This Dark Road (Bonus Track)
14
3:36
 
97 Miles (Alternate Mix)
15
3:45
 
The Day You Came over the Hill (Alternate Mix)
16
3:41
 
Lonely King of the Country (Alternate Mix)
17
3:57
 
I'm in Need Now (Alternate Mix)
18
4:02
 
Everything Is Different (Alternate Mix)
19
3:16
 
Mother Your Son (Alternate Mix)
20
4:27
 
Poor Man's Prayer (Alternate Mix)
21
3:48
 

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