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''Woodsmoke and Oranges'' is the debut album from
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Reception

Music critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote in his
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""Siebel and company crafted an incredible record that still sounds vibrant 30 years after the fact. Although he'd never outdo his work on ''Woodsmoke and Oranges'', few artists ever craft an album this good."


Reissues

*''Woodsmoke and Oranges'' was reissued on CD with some of ''Jack-Knife Gypsy'' by Rounder/Philo in 1995. *''Woodsmoke and Oranges'' was reissued on CD with ''Jack-Knife Gypsy'' by WEA International in 2004. The disc also has a previously unreleased song, "Nervous". *''Woodsmoke and Oranges'' was reissued on CD with ''Jack-Knife Gypsy'' and two bonus cuts by Beat Goes On in 2020. The two bonus cuts are short interviews that were previously released on a 45 to radio stations only when "Woodsmoke And Oranges" came out, titled "Up 'Til Now" and "From Here On In".


Track listing

All songs by Paul Siebel. #"She Made Me Lose My Blues" – 2:36 #"Miss Cherry Lane" – 2:52 #"Nashville Again" – 3:13 #"Ballad of Honest Sam" – 4:20 #"Then Came the Children" - 4:10 #"Louise" – 3:40 #"Bride 1945" – 3:32 #"My Town" – 3:12 #"Any Day Woman" – 3:02 #"Long Afternoons" – 4:21


Personnel

*Paul Siebel - acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals *
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- dobro, acoustic guitar, electric guitar *Weldon Myrick - pedal steel guitar *
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- violin *Gary White - bass *Jeff Gutcheon - organ, piano *Don Brooks - harmonica *James Madison - drums


Production

*Producer: Peter K. Siegel *Recording Engineer: Dave Sanders,
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*Art Direction: William S. Harvey *Photography: Robert Campbell


References

{{Authority control Paul Siebel albums 1970 debut albums Elektra Records albums