Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members, Exile, joined host, Storme Warren, during a special Prime Country performance with SiriusXM subscribers sharing stories and songs on their most recent release, The Garage Tapes. The music takes listeners back to Exile’s hometown of Lexington, Kentucky and the very garage they re-purposed into a recording studio where their acclaimed musical journey began. The special airs on SiriusXM channel 58 online at https://player.siriusxm.com.
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Exile has enjoyed much unexpected demand for the 30 song, two CD compilation released by Big Horse Records late summer 2019. Watch the video to learn more about The Garage Tapes from the voices that made the songs famous here.
“What fun this project has been. When we started, we really did not grasp the reaction fans and industry would have, as these songs are not fully produced,” shares Exile. “We are elated that people love sharing the journey with us and have embraced the music from our humble beginnings.”
“The liner notes with this project are superb. Forget Wikipedia. Leave Google alone. This is far better. These are words coming straight from the source. Some of the best liner notes I’ve seen in recent years. I’d love to keep telling you more fun factoids about Exile, but just buy the album. It’s 30 tracks of listening luxury. That’s not something you get everyday anymore.” Think Country - Patti McClintic
Capturing these songs from the original tapes required an intricate process and remastering to bring it up to current technical standards.
A little over forty years have passed and over 8 million records have been sold, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country chart since Exile band members, Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, J.P. Pennington, Sonny LeMaire and Les Taylor began making music and gathering in a small garage in Lexington, Kentucky making demos of their songs. Until now these recordings have remained unheard by anyone outside the small circle of the band. These particular garage tapes were recorded between 1979 and 1982 at LEMCO studio in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Garage Tapes Track List:
Red Dancing Shoes (LeMaire / Gray)
There’s A Love (Pennington)
Me And You (Gray)
Your Love Is Everything (Pennington)
Dixie Girl (LeMaire / Paine)
Take Me To The River (Pennington)
Don’t Leave Me This Way (Pennington)
Nobody’s Hero (Pennington / Lawley)
Smooth Sailing (Gray / Slate / Pippin)
Midnight Man (Pennington)
Baby, It’s Me (Gray)
One More Night For Love (LeMaire / Gray / Gray)
Werewolf Of Love (LeMaire / Gray / Blazy)
The High Cost of Leaving (LeMaire / Pennington / Gray)
It Takes Love To Make Love (LeMaire / Gray / Silbar / Lorber)
I Can’t Get Close Enough (Pennington / LeMaire)
It’s You Again (Pennington / LeMaire)
My Hearts In Good Hands (Pennington / LeMaire)
Since You Came In (Pennington / Gray / Seals)
Did You See That Girl (Pennington / LeMaire)
I Can’t Love You Anymore (Pennington / Copeland)
Still So In Love With You (Pennington)
We Can Save Love (LeMaire / Blazy)
Do It All Over Again (Pennington)
Till The Very End (LeMaire / Gray)
The Closer You Get (Pennington / Gray)
Take Me Down (Pennington / Gray)
Give Me One More Chance (Pennington / LeMaire)
Keep It In The Middle Of The Road (Pennington / LeMaire)
Sixteen Tons (Travis)
The longest running American self-contained vocal group kicked off their “No Limits Tour” in 2018 while celebrating 40 years of their hit song Kiss You All Over which hit No. 1 in 1978 and stayed No. 1 for four weeks, charting for 23 weeks. The group has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country charts. They are known for many major hits including “Give Me One More Chance,” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory.” Exile’s music is available on all digital platforms here.