England's Edsel Records, responsible for reviving so much of Hoyt Axton
's catalog in later days, likewise reissued Free Sailin'
, his 1978 MCA album, on CD. Although it produced no hits and has only a few originals, it's a strong album that touches on country anthems ("Honky Tonk Music"), vintage country (Carson Robison
's "Left My Gal in the Mountains"), and another of Axton
's many drug-related songs ("Them Downers"). Because of the brief running time it would have been nice if Free Sailin'
had been issued as a two-fer with Axton
's other MCA album, Snowblind Friend
(also available on CD from Edsel), but it's worthwhile to have the album available again in any form.