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Selling the Gold

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Selling the Gold

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Elliott Murphy

We gave it an A-

ELLIOTT MURPHY Selling the Gold (DejaDisc) This worthy album clarifies why Murphy was once considered a contender for the ”new Dylan” title that eventually went to Bruce Springsteen. Gold’s abundance of witty lyrics, undeniable hooks, and hot guitar licks adds up to the sort of organically satisfying musical statement that’s in short supply these days. It’s worth noting that Murphy’s mawkish duet with Springsteen, ”Everything I Do (Leads Me Back to You),” is the least engrossing track here. A-