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Pete Drake - Steel Away album download
Pete Drake - Steel Away album download
Performer: Pete Drake
Title: Steel Away
Country: US
Released: 1972
Style: Gospel, Easy Listening
Rating: 4.7/5
FLAC size: 1641 mb | MP3 size: 1123 mb | WMA size: 1630 mb

Roddis Franklin Drake (October 8, 1932 – July 29, 1988) professionally known as Pete Drake, was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player. One of the most sought-after backup musicians of the 1960s, Drake played on such hits as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"' Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"' and Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man".

Pete Drake ‎– Steel Away. Label: Canaan Records ‎– CA-4640-LP. A better record than the other Pete Drake LP in my collection, "The Talking Steel Guitar", producer Marvin Norcross keeps Pete under control, letting him "talk" on some (about half), but not all, of the cuts. On the best tracks on the LP, "When They Ring Those Golden Bells", and "In The Garden", Pete refrains from "talking", and the Guys take a break, although the vocal backing by The Four Guys is unobtrusive on the other cuts, and Pete's steel playing is very smooth and sweet on the entire record

Tracklist: 1. Steel Guitar Rag, 2. Pleading, 3. Panhandle Rag, 4. Steel After Hours, 5. Boot Heel Rag, 6. For Pete’s Sake, 7. Am I That Easy To Forget, 8. Kentucky Waltz, 9. Midnight In Amarilla, 10. Wild Side Of Life. 4. Steel After Hours.

Country Steel Guitar. Talking Steel & Singing Strings. Talking Steel Guitar.

Talking Steel Guitar.

Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase. I highly recommend this album if you can find it-for both its listening and collectors value. I would also recommend the group's follow-up, when they all moved to the big city in 1999, "This Is What You Get," featuring some of the most solid horn work in popular music anywhere. 3 people found this helpful.

Pete Drake singing 'Forever' with his talking steel guitar. Pete Drake and his talking steel guitar. 2:36 · 3,187,530 Views. Hippy Lot. Pete Drake and His Talking Steel Guitar - "Forever" Live 1965.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Steal Away
Written By – Rich
A2 Happy Tracks
Written-By – Pennington*
A3 In The Garden
Written-By – Miles*
A4 What A Friend
Written-By – Converse*, Scriven*
A5 When They Ring Those Golden Bells
Written-By – DeMarbelle*
B1 The Eyes Of Jesus
Written-By – Hemphill*
B2 Beyond The Sunset
Written-By – Brock*
B3 How Great Thou Art
Written-By – Hine*
B4 Stairway To Heaven
Written By – Fox
B5 Whispering Hope
Written-By – Hawthorne*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Word (Uk) Ltd.
  • Printed By – West Brothers Printers Limited


  • Steel Guitar – Pete Drake
  • Vocals – The Four Guys


Stereo Version

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): SWB 2389
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): SWB 2390
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): SWB-2389-F2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): SWB-2390-F3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS-9640-LP Pete Drake Steel Away ‎(LP) Canaan Records CAS-9640-LP US 1968
CA-4640-LP Pete Drake Steel Away ‎(LP, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4640-LP US 1968