Loose Salute

Loose Salute

Infobox Album
Name = Loose Salute
Type = Album
Artist = Michael Nesmith& The First National Band


Released = 1970
Recorded = April – October 1970
Genre = Country rock
Length = 30:31
Label = RCA
Producer = Michael Nesmith
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:sekmikx6bb39 link]
Last album = "Magnetic South" (1970)
This album = "Loose Salute" (1970)
Next album = "Nevada Fighter" (1971)

Loose Salute is the third album by American singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith, released in 1970 and dedicated to Tony Richland. It peaked at No. 159 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

The version of "Listen To The Band" featured here is the song's third version; previous versions appeared on "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" (featuring The Monkees' final performance of the 1960s with Peter Tork) and as a late-1969 single by The Monkees. A quasi-instrumental number, "First National Dance," was recorded for the album but replaced at the last minute by "Silver Moon". A cover of Jerry Reed's song "Guitar Man" was recorded but not issued on the album.

"Allmusic" stated in their review "Loose Salute" doesn't cohere quite as well as "Magnetic South", but the material is strong, the band sounds great, and Michael Nesmith offered even more surprises than he had in his first turn at bat; it's one of the strongest records in his catalog as a solo artist."

It was reissued with "Magnetic South" on CD by BMG International in 2000. The above-mentioned "First National Dance" is included on this release.. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hbfuxqlkldse Magnetic South and Loose Salute reissue review on Allmusic.] ]

Track listing

All songs by Michael Nesmith except where noted.
# "Silver Moon" – 3:15
# "I Fall to Pieces" (Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran) – 2:56
# "Thanx for the Ride" – 2:48
# "Dedicated Friend" – 2:27
# "Conversations" – 3:27
# "Tengo Amore" – 3:00
# "Listen to the Band" – 2:35
# "Bye, Bye, Bye" – 3:17
# "Lady of the Valley" – 2:57
# "Hello Lady" – 3:49

Personnel

* Michael Nesmith – vocals & rhythm guitar
* John London – bass
* John Ware – drums
* O.J. "Red" Rhodes – pedal steel guitar
* Glen D. Hardin – piano

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