72 and Sunny

72 and Sunny

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by Uncle Kracker
     
 

Detroit Rock City might not be the first place you'd think of when pondering spots to get totally mellow, but that's home to onetime Kid Rock sidekick Uncle Kracker (a.k.a. Matt Shafer), who takes a bit of a breather on this third solo release. 72 and Sunny is even more laid-back than his previous efforts, to the point where heSee more details below

Overview

Detroit Rock City might not be the first place you'd think of when pondering spots to get totally mellow, but that's home to onetime Kid Rock sidekick Uncle Kracker (a.k.a. Matt Shafer), who takes a bit of a breather on this third solo release. 72 and Sunny is even more laid-back than his previous efforts, to the point where he collaborates with ballad mistress Diane Warren on "Rescue," a likeably loping paean to a lover on the verge of throwing in the towel on a relationship. The disc has a more overt country bent as well, most prominently displayed on "Last Night Again," a duet with Kenny Chesney (a return favor for Shafer's appearance on Chesney's hit single "When the Sun Goes Down"), but also on folksy offerings like the homespun "A Place at My Table" and "Some Things You Can't Take Back." Uncle K does get a little cranky now and again, taking on critics with the self-defending "Blues Man," but for the most part, 72 and Sunny lives up to its mild-mannered name, offering listeners warm, soothing breezes from end to end.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
Few folks are on the fence about Kid Rock protégé Uncle Kracker. People either love him or hate him. With Seventy Two & Sunny, his third solo disc, the latter rule most often applies, as Kracker blatantly pilfers from the likes of Bob Seger, the Eagles, and others on tracks like "Further Down the Road." Largely absent of originality, Kracker brews up airwave-ripe albeit sugary lovelorn dreck like "Rescue" and the doo wop novelty "Please Come Home." That's not to say Seventy Two & Sunny is all annoyingly tepid, as the alluringly sunny "This Time" fuses country and classic rock with inexplicably pleasant results. Elsewhere, Uncle Kracker delivers "Writing It Down," an uplifting piano ballad that is too good to dismiss. He also teams up with hit country musician Kenny Chesney to reprise the, ahem, magic of that artist's "When the Sun Goes Down."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Lava
UPC:
0075679319524
catalogNumber:
93195
Rank:
10486

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Uncle Kracker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Richard Baker   Piano
Eddie Bayers   Drums
John Catchings   Cello
Kenny Chesney   Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Bret Michaels   Background Vocals
Frank J. Myers   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Paxton   Upright Bass
Jerome Day   Drums
Phil Vassar   Piano,Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Annie Ree Bradford   Vocals
Michael Bradford   Banjo,Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Piano,Pedal Steel Guitar,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Laurie Melanson   Dobro,Guitar,Harmonica,Hi String

Technical Credits

Kid Rock   Executive Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Mike Bradford   Composer
Charles Barrett   Logo Illustration
Uncle Kracker   Producer
Christina Dittmar   Art Direction
Annie Ree Bradford   Introduction
Michael Bradford   Producer,Engineer

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