A Few Questions

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Since being diagnosed with MS a few years back, Clay Walker has asked for no one's pity, nor has he made much of an issue of it. But he has embraced life with a new zeal, and he's making sure his music reflects his can-do attitude. Walker's condition shadows the best songs on A Few Questions, but not in a morose way; rather, these tunes reflect his unbending will to live and to love to the fullest for all of his days. In the somber, string-laden title song, he opens the album with a litany of rhetorical questions aimed at God, puzzling over the bad things that happen in the world but at the same time expressing gratitude for his own prayers being heard. That generous ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Since being diagnosed with MS a few years back, Clay Walker has asked for no one's pity, nor has he made much of an issue of it. But he has embraced life with a new zeal, and he's making sure his music reflects his can-do attitude. Walker's condition shadows the best songs on A Few Questions, but not in a morose way; rather, these tunes reflect his unbending will to live and to love to the fullest for all of his days. In the somber, string-laden title song, he opens the album with a litany of rhetorical questions aimed at God, puzzling over the bad things that happen in the world but at the same time expressing gratitude for his own prayers being heard. That generous spirit informs most of the songs here, which celebrate love in many forms: love for the particular culture in a particular place (the groove-centric rocker "Everybody Needs Love"); love for home, hearth, and good friends (the swaying, languorous honky-tonk of "This Is What Matters"); and most especially for a life partner, expressed in a brace of exhilarating love songs. "Sweet Sun Angel" finds Walker's plaintive testimonials buttressed by stinging electric guitar lines and big, booming drums; "I'm in the Mood for You" matches its lyrical urgency with some fierce southern-fried guitar boogie; and the bluesy testimonial "When She's Good She's Good" gains its ambience from some funky wah-wah guitar and a greasy, horn-driven groove. In the end, Walker's questions are good and his songs are strong, but the disc's humanity is what gives it a lasting edge.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079899612724
  • Catalog Number: 96127
  • Sales rank: 88,593

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clay Walker Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Chris Dunn Trombone
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone
Sam Levine Tenor Saxophone
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin Banjo, Fiddle, Violin, Cello, Harp, Viola
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Tim Akers Keyboards
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson Chromatic Harmonica
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Jimmy Ritchey Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
David Grisson Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Goodman Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Greg Barnhill Composer
Derek Bason Engineer
Jim Horn Horn Arrangements
Gordon Kennedy Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick Composer
Josh Leo Composer
John Mayfield Mastering
Kip Raines Composer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Chely Wright Composer
Clay Walker Composer, Producer
Richard Hanson Engineer
Erik Hellerman Digital Editing
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Trey Bruce Composer
Clarke Schleicher Engineer
Ray Scott Composer
Kim Tribble Composer
Keith Urban Composer
Dan Workman Engineer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Kris Bergsnes Composer
Tammy Hyler Composer
Jimmy Ritchey Producer
James LeBlanc Composer
Phillip Moore Composer
Jake Burns Digital Editing
Cory Mayo Composer
Jeremy Stover Composer
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