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El Corazon Eleven years after his prescient debut, this prickly alt-country survivor's insights into institutional callousness (''Christmas in Washington''), ...El CorazonCountry Eleven years after his prescient debut, this prickly alt-country survivor's insights into institutional callousness (''Christmas in Washington''), ...1997-10-17
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El Corazon

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Steve Earle; Status: In Season

Eleven years after his prescient debut, this prickly alt-country survivor’s insights into institutional callousness (”Christmas in Washington”), romantic longing (”Somewhere Out There”), and personal iconoclasm (”Here I Am”) resonate with hard-won wisdom. Elsewhere, ”You Know the Rest” is a summary of human history that could be Earle’s ”Highway 61 Revisited,” and ”Ft. Worth Blues” pays moving tribute to pal Townes Van Zandt. A-

Originally posted October 17 1997 — 12:00 AM EDT

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