Limited vinyl LP pressing. 2005 album from the country icon. Bobby Bare's The Moon Was Blue was his first album of new material in over two decades. The album was produced by his son, indie rock and Bloodshot recording artist Bobby Bare, Jr. As well as Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Calexico). The Moon Was Blue stays true to Bobby Bare's country roots with lazy waltzes and lap-steel but also incorporates distorted guitars, spacey atmospheres, strings, horns, and haunting background vocals. The result is a progressive country album that's rooted in '70s retro tradition. Recording since the late '50s, Bare's first hit single was a demo he had recorded for Bill Parsons. The label released Bobby's demo instead yet mistakenly credited the single to Parsons. Thankfully, his big break came in 1962 and he never looked back.