It’s something to contemplate when an artist of Tony Joe White’s stature waits until his 29th record to make the album he’s been dreaming about for most, if not all, of his career. It’s the mark of a visionary artist to nurture deep within the smoldering coal of a flame that needs room to burn hot and true, until the conditions are right for its creation and unveiling. It doesn’t matter how long it took, however, what makes a difference is that the Swamp Fox is heard unadorned and unfettered by studio embellishments or safety nets. This is TJW raw and direct, full of grit, truth, and an unsettling sensuality. Released on vinyl for the first time and remastered from original tapes. Pressed on White Vinyl.