"Chip Taylor's Last Chance" was widely recognized as one of the premier
country releases of the early '70s. Hailed by Rolling Stone and many other
music publications, the album became a benchmark against which many
future releases would be measured. Taylor, already successful for hits many
his as a songwriter, found his own voice on this release, which shines even
more upon its reissue.
"For a while there it looked like "Chip Taylor's Last Chance" was going to
go down in the annals of popular music as a lost classic -- a masterpiece
beloved of cultists and aficionados, but denied a larger public by label
marketing gurus and radio programmers who didn't know where to "niche"
a record that rocked, twanged, crooned, sobbed and laughed all at the same
time. But things have changed since 1973. It's now clear that "Last Chance"
was merely twenty-five years ahead of the curve on the most vital and
inspiring musical phenomenon of the late '90s: alternative country, or the
Americana movement. Now re-released on CD, and sounding as fresh as the
day it was recorded, "Last Chance" offers the world another opportunity to
embrace one of the finest country-rock-singer-songwriter-pop-music records
ever. How often in life to you get a second chance?"
-- John Colapinto,
contributor to Rolling Stone
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