Picks and Pans Review: Blue Eyed Blues

updated 07/13/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Lacy J. Dalton

It seems deceptive to turn out an album like this, more than half of which has been previously released, without even labeling it a greatest hits package. Only readers of the tiny copyright lines—"1980, 1982, 1983, 1985"—are likely to know before it's too late that the album includes such old tracks as 16th Avenue, Hillbilly Girl With the Blues and My Old Yellow Car. What's new is nice: a duet with David Allan Coe on Bob Dylan's rousing Gotta Serve Somebody, for instance, or a novelty about creatures from outer space, I'll Love Them Whatever They Are. But there just isn't enough fresh material to warrant making an album of it. (Columbia)

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