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"The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" Album Lyrics

Joe Walsh


The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh. The album was released in 1973, on the label ABC-Dunhill in the United States, and United Kingdom, and it was also released on Probe Records in Germany. It proved to be his commercial breakthrough, largely on the strength of the Top 40 hit single, "Rocky Mountain Way", which helped propel the album into the Top 10.

On this album, Walsh shares the vocals and songwriting with the other three members of Barnstorm, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Vitale, bassist Kenny Passarelli, and new member, keyboardist Rocke Grace. As a result, a variety of styles are explored on this album. There are elements of blues, jazz, folk, pop, and even Caribbean music.

The title is a play on words "The higher you get the better you play!" After the success of this album, Barnstorm disbanded, and Walsh continued making albums as a solo artist.

The cover art for the album features a British Sopwith Snipe fighter that appears to be flying upside down (sky blue is at the bottom, brown ground is at the top).

On 29 December 2011 the original mix of the album was reissued in Japan in a miniature replica of the original album artwork. The album was remastered using Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to transfer the digital files. The release was a limited edition in the SHM-CD format. The reissue included a picture of the original vinyl label.
01Rocky Mountain Way lyrics
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02Book Ends lyrics
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03Wolf lyrics
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04Midnight Moodies
05Happy Ways lyrics
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06Meadows lyrics
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07Dreams lyrics
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08Days Gone By lyrics
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09Day Dream (Prayer)
This album was submitted on April 5th, 2011 and last modified on January 13th, 2017.

Album details

Genre:Rock, Pop
Record label:ABC Dunhill Records, Probe Records
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