Normally, that would have been that,
but by the end of the '70s, Ely and Hancock were
cult heroes, thanks to their respective solo
albums, and Gilmore, who had written several songs for both of them but had retired from performing
while he was studying with the
guru Maharaji, was
one of the hippest names for
Texas music fans to drop. In the
mid-'80s, Gilmore returned to performing in his
adopted hometown of Austin,
was even a brief Flatlanders reunion at the Kerrville
Folk Festival in the late '80s. In 1990,
after a couple of partial reissues of the Flatlanders'
material, Rounder Records released. More a Legend Than a Band, which reissued the
original Jimmie Dale and the
Flatlanders album, minus the covers "Hello Stranger"
and "Waiting for a Train,"
replacing them with four previously unreleased
during the same sessions.
Almost ten years later, the group reunited to
perform a track for The Horse Whisperer
soundtrack album. They
enjoyed their reuinion
so much that they continued to perform
together, eventually putting the Now
Again album together in 2002.
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