Live Like You Were Dying - (Import CD)
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- Progressive Country
- Mono / Stereo
- Tim McGraw; Darran Smith; Byron Gallimore
- Live Like You Were Dying
Personnel: Tim McGraw (vocals); Tim McGraw; Darren Smith (acoustic guitar); Charles Bisharette, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Armen Garabedian, Darius Campo, Susan Chatman, Berj Garabedian, Charlie Bisharat, Mario Diaz de Leon (violin); Evan Wilson, Bob Becker (viola); Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett (cello); Jeff McMahon (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer); John Marcus (bass instrument); Dave Dunkley, David Dunkley (percussion); Chris Rodriguez, Gene Miller, Greg Barnhill, Robert Bailey, Jr. , Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Steve McEwan, Vicki Hampton, Wes Hightower, Robert Bailey , Kim Fleming, Russell Terrell (background vocals); Darran Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bob Minner (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Denny Hemingson (electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, baritone guitar, dobro); Dean Brown (mandolin, fiddle); Billy Mason (drums); Faith Hill, Brett Warren (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tim McGraw; Byron Gallimore.
Recording information: Allaire Studios, Shokan, NY; Blackbird Studio, Nashville, TN.
Author: George Washington .
Photographers: Darran Smith; Dean Brown ; Mark McKenna; Tony Duran.
Country superstar Tim McGraw surely needs no apologists; the Louisiana-born singer, who's racked up millions of record sales and married country diva Faith Hill, is practically a force of nature. However, there is a misconception of McGraw as just a high-gloss hat act, a notion that a close listen to LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING should dispel.
For one thing, while almost all of his peers record with the same pool of Nashville studio hotshots, McGraw continues to work with his longtime band, the Dancehall Doctors. Additionally, progressive-country cult heroes Bruce Robison and Rodney Crowell are among the songwriters tapped for material here. Most importantly, at a time when most mainstream country artists are compelled to pander to their audience by maintaining a "don't worry, be happy" attitude, McGraw isn't afraid to journey into darker emotional territory, often with no clear way out--see the heartbreaking "Blank Sheet of Paper," and "Open Season on My Heart." The latter song is surely one of the most powerful pieces to be found on a circa-2004 hit country album, and even though Crowell penned it (with James T. Slater), you can thank Tim McGraw for bringing it to the light of day.
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Tim McGraw
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] How Bad Do You Want It
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] My Old Friend
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Can't Tell Me Nothin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Old Town New
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Live Like You Were Dying
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Drugs or Jesus
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Back When
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Something's Broken
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Open Season on My Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Everybody Hates Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Walk Like a Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Blank Sheet of Paper
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Just Be Your Tear
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Do You Want Fries With That
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Kill Myself
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] We Carry On
- Studio / Live
- Entertainment Weekly (p.77) - "[T]he album comes down on the right side of chest-thumping versus heart-baring..." - Grade: B
- Video Disabled
- Julian King; Greg Lawrence; David Beyant; David Bryant; Steve Churchyard; Julian King; Greg Lawrence; David Bryant
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