Picks and Pans Review: What Goes Around Comes Around
updated 01/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
Uncharacteristically downcast, Jennings does a lot of lamenting on this LP—Ain't Living Long Like This, Another Man's Fool, Old Love, New Eyes. He also has a new duet partner, Carter Robinson. (Wife Jessi Colter usually performs solo.) The result is his least Texas-oriented set. The most satisfying tunes are a railroad blues, I Got the Train Sittin' Waitin', and It's the World Gone Crazy (Cotillion), a not exactly lucid but still amusing novelty on which Waylon collaborated with C & W carpetbagger Shel Silverstein ("The ladies are dancing alone/because the side men all want to be front men/and the front men just want to go home"). That's the high point, though. While Jennings is always interesting, this isn't his most captivating performance.