Singer/songwriter and TV host Del Shields arrives with a new CD, and it has the customary high production values to host his strong vocals!
There are ten Shields originals in the collection, with picks being the dour “Chasin' Strays,” “Walking In The Shadows,” “A Wanted Man” and the derivative song “Ghost of El Paso,” in which Shields takes on the part of the first cowboy shot in Marty's classic song! I'm also partial to “Livin' The Dream,” an album bonus track (whatever that often used term means) that was written for his son's wedding. Covers include Ian Tyson's “Four Strong Winds” and a duet with Stephanie Layne on Tyson's “Somewhere In The Rubies.” Layne also harmonizes on David Wilkie's “Wind In The Wire” and Shields' “Sweet Sierra,” “El Cerrito,” “The Faded Flyer” and “A Wanted Man” to their benefit. Nice one, and it's recommended. Twelve tracks.
CD: $15 + $4.95 s/h from www.delshieldsmusic.com also through iTunes & cdbaby