The Best Of Steve Goodman
Release date: November 5, 2021
19 track collection of classic Steve Goodman songs including previously unissued versions of “City Of New Orleans” and “You Never Even Call Me By My Name.”
There is no denying Steve Goodman’s impact on the world of songwriting. And, while Omnivore Recordings’ reissues of his classic Red Pajamas material contained a flurry of demo recordings, radio sessions, live material, and even a rarities set, there has been no comprehensive collection of his classic songs.
The Best Of Steve Goodman is just that. 19 tracks spanning his songwriting career represented by studio recordings, live tracks, and demos, showcasing not only his acclaimed songwriting, but also demonstrating his endearing versatility in front of the microphone as a performer. The Best Of Steve Goodman includes classics like “City Of New Orleans,” presented as a previously unissued solo demo, “You Never Even Call Me By My Name,” a John Prine co-write, heard here for the first time since it’s broadcast on Johnny Cash’s America in 1982.
This new collection also includes the “Go Cubs Go” single recorded for WGN Radio and live versions of other classic fan favorites like, “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request,” “Vegematic” and “Banana Republics.” Beloved songs, “The Dutchman,” “Souvenirs,” and “Video Tape” also make their requisite appearances.
Produced for release by Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski, mastered by fellow Grammy®-winner Michael Graves, and with full approval from the Steve Goodman estate, The Best Of Steve Goodman features photos and new liner notes from Lee Zimmerman.
Either as an introduction, or a necessary addition to any Goodman collection, The Best Of Steve Goodman tells the story of this incredible performer and songwriter in an entirely new way.
City Of New Orleans(Solo Demo)* Yellow Coat Would You LIke To Learn To Dance You Never Even Call Me By My Name(Live on Johnny Cash’s America)* The Dutchman(Radio Session) Chicken Cordon Bleus(Live) Lincoln Park Pirates(Live) This Hotel Room(Live) Banana Republics(Live) Video Tape(Radio Session) My Old Man(Live) Men Who Love Women Who Love Men(Live) Talk Backwards Souvenirs Vegematic(Live) A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request(Live) Go Cubs Go(WGN Radio’s Cubs Theme) Face On The Cutting Room Floor As Time Goes By