All I Want

All I Want

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by Tim McGraw
     
 

Tim McGraw's early albums always suffered from uneven material, but All I Want is a surprisingly consistent record that consolidates his strengths while allowing him to expand into new territory. He didn't abandoned the honky tonk and jokey country-rock that made him famous, but he made it rock harder and hired songwriters who would help him make it moreSee more details below

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Tim McGraw's early albums always suffered from uneven material, but All I Want is a surprisingly consistent record that consolidates his strengths while allowing him to expand into new territory. He didn't abandoned the honky tonk and jokey country-rock that made him famous, but he made it rock harder and hired songwriters who would help him make it more believable -- just check the track "Renegade" for an example. Similarly, his ballads, such as "I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say," and "Can't Be Really Gone," are heartfelt; they're delivered with convincing sincerity. In other words, he has grown musically and developed into a thoroughly entertaining vocalist. And that growth is what makes All I Want the best of his early records. It is still somewhat uneven, with several weaker songs, but McGraw learned on his first couple of efforts how to disguise the flaws in the material with his singing and lessen them considerably from here on in. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Thom Jurek

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/1995
Label:
Curb Records
UPC:
0715187780026
catalogNumber:
77800
Rank:
72364

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim McGraw   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Musician
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Musician
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass,Musician
Larry Byrom   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Byron   Acoustic Guitar,Musician
Steve Dorff   Conductor
Sonny Garrish   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Musician
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Percussion,Musician
Nashville String Machine   Strings,Track Performer
Steve Nathan   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Musician
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar,Musician
Lonnie Wilson   Drums,Musician
Glenn Worf   Bass,Musician
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Dan Huff   Electric Guitar,Musician

Technical Credits

Tim McGraw   Composer
Steve Dorff   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Jerry Puckett   Engineer
Doug Sax   Mastering
James Stroud   Producer
Mark Hall   Composer

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