Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain (10th Anniversary)


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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sturgill Simpson's debut album, High Top Mountain. Sturgill Simpson's authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery. High Top Mountain's dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood. Bonafide mountain hillbilly soul, as pure as you are going to find anywhere.

As soon as High Top Mountain begins to unspool, it's hard to shake the feeling that Sturgill Simpson's 2013 debut isn't some kind of tribute to Waylon Jennings. When the tempo slows down and the arrangements are stripped to an acoustic guitar, he can at times recall Jamey Johnson, but that troubadour himself owes a significant debt to Waylon, so having the slow tunes conjure Johnson isn't a dramatic shift in tone, but it does give High Top Mountain a bit of depth, suggesting Simpson knows he does not reside in 1978.

The album features the singles "Life Ain't Fair" and "The World Is Mean".

Limited Edition TRANSLUCENT BLACK vinyl produced by High Top Mountain Records in 2023. This 10th Anniversary Edition includes an "Old King Coal" blacked-out album cover with a glossy embossed jacket.


  1. Life Ain't Fair and the World Is Mean
  2. Railroad of Sin
  3. Water in a Well
  4. Sitting Here Without You
  5. The Storm
  6. You Can Have the Crown
  7. Time After All
  8. Hero
  9. Some Days
  10. Old King Coal
  11. Poor Rambler
  12. I'd Have to Be Crazy
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