Saturday, February 7, 2009

One: Ellis Unit One

Steve Earle: Ellis Unit One


Here's one more quickie that didn't quite fit in with the happy songs I posted yesterday.

This is one from Steve Earle's 2002 odds and ends release, Side Tracks. It's a stark powerful song about a prison guard on death row and the many sights he's seen in his work. A guest appearance by The Fairfield Four adds a nice dimension to this one. The sombre sounds of the track certainly fit the subject matter.

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