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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Randy Travis' first album, 1986's Storms of Life was one of those rare debuts that was nearly perfect: a confident, assured statement of purpose that set expectations for a follow-up almost too high. Remarkably, his second album Always & Forever -- delivered just a year later -- met those expectations and rivaled its predecessor in its quality. If there's just a slightly increased inclination to slick, radio-ready productions and an emphasis on ballads, the songs themselves are sturdy, classically styled country tunes, whether they're tales of heartache or devotion and they're grounded by Travis, whose nuanced baritone -- bearing a definite Lefty Frizzell ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Randy Travis' first album, 1986's Storms of Life was one of those rare debuts that was nearly perfect: a confident, assured statement of purpose that set expectations for a follow-up almost too high. Remarkably, his second album Always & Forever -- delivered just a year later -- met those expectations and rivaled its predecessor in its quality. If there's just a slightly increased inclination to slick, radio-ready productions and an emphasis on ballads, the songs themselves are sturdy, classically styled country tunes, whether they're tales of heartache or devotion and they're grounded by Travis, whose nuanced baritone -- bearing a definite Lefty Frizzell influence but possessing his own distinctive idiosyncrasies -- cuts through whatever production glaze there is here. But that glaze is slight -- it's just a hallmark of the era and when compared to other records in the charts in 1987, Always & Forever sounds positively lean -- and the songs including the chart-toppers "Forever and Ever, Amen," "I Won't Need You Anymore Always and Forever" and "Too Gone Too Long" are great, and through it all Travis proves that he's one of the great country singers of the '80s, if not the greatest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227993290
  • Catalog Number: 25568
  • Sales rank: 20,652

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Travis Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Russ Barenberg Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Paul Overstreet Background Vocals
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kathie Baillie Background Vocals
Michael Brook Background Vocals
Dennis Burnside Keyboards
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin Dobro, Pedal Dobro
Doyle Grisham Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Sherilyn Huffman Background Vocals
David Hungate Bass
Alan LeBoeuf Background Vocals
Kyle Lehning Overdubs
Dennis Locorriere Background Vocals
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan Harmonica, Percussion
Mark O'Connor Fiddle
Lisa Silver Background Vocals
James Stroud Drums
Diane Tidwell Background Vocals
Jack Williams Bass
Kirt Odle Overdubs
Larrie Londin Drums
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson Harmonica
Michael Brooks Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Quintet Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Merle Haggard Composer
Randy Travis Composer
Kyle Lehning Producer
Marshall Morgan Engineer
Mike Reese Mastering
Joe Bogan Engineer
WCI Record Group Mastering
Don Schlitz Composer
Marvin Coe Composer
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