The Waco Brothers: Jon Langford (vocals, guitar); Tracey Dear (vocals, mandolin); Deano Schlabowske (guitar, background vocals); Marcus Durante (pedal steel guitar); Alan Doughty (bass); Steve Goulding (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Paul Mertens, Max Crawford (brass); Southside Joe Camarillo (drums).
Principally recorded at Western Labs Studio, Chicago, Illinois.
Personnel: Dean Schlabowske (vocals, guitar); Tracy Dear (vocals, mandolin); Celene (fiddle); Dave Crawford , Paul Mertens (brass); Barclay McKay (piano).
Audio Mixer: Ken Sluiter.
Recording information: Schuba's Tavern; Western Sound Labs, Chicago, IL.
Uncut (11/02, p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[The] country blooze boys are still raging mightily against the machine...a tirade of honky-tonk rockers, souped-up twangfests and fiddles that maraud like starving hyenas..."
Magnet (1/03, p.108) - "...Highly entertaining. It's impossible not to enjoy Langford's acerbic wordplay...NEW DEAL is a fine listen..."
Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.104) - "...Hard-rocking honky-tonk with a whiskey-drenched country base...that's part Drifting Cowboys and part Clash..."