Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett's debut, self-named album. Early signs of the eclectic mix of styles he has shown across a long career that always surprises and pleases his fans with new sounds and the ever-present wry sense of humor in his songwriting.

Track Listing

Side One

Cowboy Man
God Will
Farther Down the Line
This Old Porch
Why I Don't Know

Side Two

If I Were the Man You Wanted
You Can't Resist It
The Waltzing Fool
An Acceptable Level of Ecstasy (The Wedding Song)
Closing Time

MCA-5748

Recorded at Chaton Recordings, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Engineered by Steven Moore; Assistant Engineer Andy Seagle

Session Personnel

  • Mathew McKenzie – bass
  • Jeff Borree – drums
  • Matt Rollings – acoustic and electric piano
  • Mark Prenticeorgan
  • Lyle Lovett – acoustic guitar
  • Ray Herndonelectric rhythm guitar & background vocals
  • Billy Williamselectric lead guitar
  • Tom Mortensen – steel guitar
  • Glen Duncan – fiddle
  • Steve Marsh – saxophones
  • James Gilmercongas
  • J. David Sloan – background vocals
  • Bass on "Farther Down the Line" – Emory Gordy, Jr.
  • Drums on "Farther Down the Line", "This Old Porch", & "An Acceptable Level of Ecstasy" – Bob Warren
  • Piano on "God Will" & "Farther Down the Line" – Mark Prentice
  • Synthesizer on "You Can't Resist It" – John Jarvis
  • Acoustic lead guitar on "God Will", "Farther Down the Line" & "If I Were the Man You Wanted" – Mac McAnally
  • Electric rhythm guitar on "You Can't Resist It" – Vince Gill & Jon Goin
  • Electric lead guitar on "Farther Down the Line" and "Why I Don't Know" – Ray Herndon
  • Electric lead guitar on "You Can't Resist It" – Jon Goin
  • Background vocals on "You Can't Resist It" – Rosanne Cash & Lyle Lovett
  • Background vocals on "An Acceptable Level of Ecstasy – Francine Reed
  • Saxophones arranged by Billy Williams
  • Produced by Tony Brown and Lyle Lovett
  • Associate producer Billy Williams