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The Ballads of Madison CountyIt was inevitable. Robert James Waller, author of the mawkish bestseller, The Bridges of Madison County, whips out a companion album (using some...The Ballads of Madison CountyPop, RockIt was inevitable. Robert James Waller, author of the mawkish bestseller, The Bridges of Madison County, whips out a companion album (using some...1993-07-30
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The Ballads of Madison County

Genre: Pop, Rock; Lead Performer: Robert James Waller; Producer (group): Atlantic

It was inevitable. Robert James Waller, author of the mawkish bestseller, The Bridges of Madison County, whips out a companion album (using some of the book’s characters) to cash in on Madison’s feel-good philosophy. Like the novel, The Ballads of Madison County probably looked good on paper. The wispy-voiced Waller has been called ”a hero to the middle-aged,” but if this saccharine recording debut is any indication of those upcoming middle years, please take me now, Lord. D