Steve Goodman It Sure Looked Good On Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos
Release Date: May 14, 2021
It Sure Looked Good On Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos presents an unparalleled look into Goodman’s two decade career from a songwriting and an “in the studio” perspective, before the world lost him far too young. Luckily, the recordings of his thoughts and works in progress live on. From demos of the now classic “City Of New Orleans” and “You Never Even Call Me By My Name,” to early versions of “The Auctioneer,” written by Leroy Van Dyke and Buddy Black and the traditional, “The Water Is Wide,” It Sure Looked Good On Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos finds Goodman artistically exploring.
The CD and gatefold double-LP contain new liner notes from Lee Zimmerman, and photos from the Goodman family archive, provided by Steve’s daughter, Rosanna, who was involved in every step of this fitting tribute to her father’s genius.