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Train a Comin'

Rebounding from heroin addiction and jail time, Nashville’s baddest boy returns, after a five-year absence, with an acoustic album of early material, new songs, and covers by country-folk mentors like Townes Van Zandt. His remake of the Beatles’ ”I’m Looking Through You” is uninspired, but when he turns loose on chilling story songs about raging psychos and luckless drifters (”Ben McCulloch”), Earle is nothing short of a narrative master. B

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