72 and Sunny

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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 ...
See more details below
CD (Enhanced)
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 36%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $9.09   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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.
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."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Lava
  • UPC: 075679319524
  • Catalog Number: 93195
  • Sales rank: 94,932

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
Andy VanDette Mastering
Mike Bradford Composer
Charles Barrett Logo Illustration
Uncle Kracker Producer
Christina Dittmar Art Direction
Annie Ree Bradford Introduction
Michael Bradford Producer, Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Kracker CD so far

    This is a really awsome CD. It gets away from Krackers rapping side and is much more Bluesy. This CD is really able to showcase his talent and singing ability versus just rapping. He also is a great songwriter. Writing most of all his songs. And the cut with Kenny Chesney is just the best. This is just such a great CD, I listen to it over and over again.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews