Gone Yoakam attempts to replicate nearly the entire pop canon, country-style. He moves from the mariachi-flavored "Sorry You Asked" to the Rolling Stones-influenced "Never Hold You,"… Gone Yoakam attempts to replicate nearly the entire pop canon, country-style. He moves from the mariachi-flavored "Sorry You Asked" to the Rolling Stones-influenced "Never Hold You,"… Dwight Yoakam
Music Review

Gone (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Dwight Yoakam

Yoakam attempts to replicate nearly the entire pop canon, country-style. He moves from the mariachi-flavored ''Sorry You Asked'' to the Rolling Stones-influenced ''Never Hold You,'' mixing in Buck Owens Bakersfield honky-tonk and the dreaded Nashville sound of the '60s. The result is his most ambitious effort yet. It's also his least affecting — he's so busy getting the synthesis right that he forgot the soul.

Originally posted Nov 03, 1995 Published in issue #299 Nov 03, 1995 Order article reprints
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