Lyle Lovett Deluxe Edition of Large Release
Produced by longtime collaborator Billy Williams and Lovett, It’s Not Big It’s Large combines Lovett’s distinctive vocal style with his critically acclaimed, insightful and introspective songwriting skill.
A deluxe version of the CD, which will be released simultaneously, includes a DVD with footage taken in the studio during the recording of six songs from the album: “Ain’t No More Cane,” “All Downhill,” “Don’t Cry A Tear,” “Up In Indiana,” “The Alley Song,” and “South Texas Girl.”
On It’s Not Big It’s Large, Lovett addresses the basics: love, life, death, and the fluidity of time itself. In many different songs the past intrudes on the present and the narrator finds strength to deal with the travails of today by putting them into historical perspective. This may sound heavy, but it’s Lovett’s gift to make the deep thoughts slide down like honey. His tone is not one of resignation, but more one of hope through acceptance, as if to say, “this is what life is; this is who I am, and this is where I belong.”