This Time, Dwight Yoakam's fifth album from 1993 is, in my opinion, his last truly great album.
However it is not a patch on the first four which I shall now namecheck in chronological order:
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc (1986)
Hillbilly Deluxe (1987)
Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (1988)
If There Was a Way (1990)
During this period he was quite possibly the greatest act on the planet.
Sadly after This Time it all began to go down hill - gradually at first then pretty rapidly
There would be the occasional good song here and there but the law of diminishing returns was kicking in.
He was spending more time on films and on being Sharon Stone's beau and , God forbid, on promoting his food brand Bakersfield Biscuits.
It got to the stage when he had as many if not more covers and greatest hits albums than studio albums.
A shocking waste of talent.
I can't believe that you don't already own his first five albums. But if not, why don't you spend what's left of your Christmas money on them.
You can get all five in a box set on the Original Album Series for just over a tenner -a total steal
Dwight Yoakam -A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Dwight Yoakam -Two Doors Down