The hints of country-rock on 1970's Tom Rush album are more pronounced on Wrong End of the Rainbow, Tom Rush's second release of the year. David Bromberg's pedal steel guitar partially explains this shift, but the vocal harmonies with guitarist Trevor Veitch also illustrate the slight change in perspective. Again, Rush makes smart use of covers, including Jesse Winchester's touching "Biloxi" and James Taylor's classic "Sweet Baby James" and "Riding on a Railroad." However, Rush and Veitch penned several of the album's highlights, including the spirited title track and "Merrimack County," which would become the title of his 1972 album. Just as he established on 1968's landmark album The Circle Game, Rush finds the balance between fantastic songs and restrained but tasteful performances. Organs, pianos, acoustic and electric guitars, and gentle orchestration beautifully color these songs. Paul Armin's violin and viola often set the tone, with Rush using his distinguished vocals to add the final stamp of approval.
Wrong End of the Rainbow
Riding On a Railroad
Sweet Baby James
10 SONGS, 38 MINUTES
℗ ORIGINALLY RELEASED 1970 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT