Casey James

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Usually, American Idol contestants knock out their albums quickly, releasing their post-TV debuts a matter of months after the conclusion of a season. Not Casey James. A finalist on 2010's Season 9 -- aka the last one to feature Simon Cowell -- James didn't get around to releasing his eponymous debut until the spring of 2012, a virtual eternity in reality TV show years. This is a sign that the powers that be at 19 believed they had something special in Casey James, that he was more of a recording artist than a television star, so they took the time to get the album right…or at least as right as it can be. Certainly, Casey James doesn't have a note out of place ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Usually, American Idol contestants knock out their albums quickly, releasing their post-TV debuts a matter of months after the conclusion of a season. Not Casey James. A finalist on 2010's Season 9 -- aka the last one to feature Simon Cowell -- James didn't get around to releasing his eponymous debut until the spring of 2012, a virtual eternity in reality TV show years. This is a sign that the powers that be at 19 believed they had something special in Casey James, that he was more of a recording artist than a television star, so they took the time to get the album right…or at least as right as it can be. Certainly, Casey James doesn't have a note out of place throughout: every element has been vetted and polished, every song targeted at an individual audience. Sometimes, James gets a little gritty but he's not really a down-home kind of singer: he's a roots singer whose roots extend about as far as Stevie Ray Vaughan, a roots singer who exudes authenticity through his carefully faded denim, meticulously styled beard, and slight hint of gravel in his singing. Despite copious amounts of Strat work threaded throughout the record, James isn't a blues player, he's bluesy, adding bent flourishes and fluid Hendrixian rhythms to songs that suggest smooth open road and late nights in sports bars. Nominally, this is contemporary country music, but it's never as insistent or muscular as new country and it's far tidier than most modern blues, so despite the evident care within its construction, Casey James falls through the cracks, never quite belonging to any camp that could call it its own. And yet that's kind of the appeal of Casey James: for as commercial as it is -- and make no mistake, this was designed to be a hit wherever it may be accepted -- there is the soul of a musician evident beneath the heavy gloss, the sense that James is attempting to reshape his favorite sounds for a wide audience. Perhaps the record would have been stronger, or at least a little more individual, if it was a little less polished, but it's hard to fault a former American Idol for favoring slick sounds, particularly when he's found a way to gamely indulge his own passions within this cool, clean setting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2012
  • Label: Bna Entertainment
  • UPC: 886978953827
  • Catalog Number: 789538
  • Sales rank: 47,291

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Good Life (3:30)
  2. 2 Crying On a Suitcase (3:42)
  3. 3 Let's Don't Call It a Night (3:26)
  4. 4 Drive (3:32)
  5. 5 Love the Way You Miss Me (3:39)
  6. 6 Undone (3:25)
  7. 7 So Sweet (3:31)
  8. 8 She's Money (4:03)
  9. 9 Tough Love (3:30)
  10. 10 Workin' On It (3:22)
  11. 11 Miss Your Fire (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Casey James Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Gary Burnette Acoustic Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Tony Harrell Organ, Piano, Accordion, Wurlitzer
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Chris Lindsey Keyboards
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Technical Credits
Bob DiPiero Composer
Julian King Engineer
Terry McBride Composer
Daniel Tashian Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Brett James Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Chris Lindsey Composer, Producer, Engineer
Aimee Mayo Composer
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Brice Long Composer
Patrick Davis Composer
Jaren Johnston Composer
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Brandon Kinney Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
David Bryant Engineer
Scooter Carusoe Composer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Casey James Composer, Producer
Wes Vause Publicity
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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    woo!

    I had the pleasure of seeing casey james at a private acoustic show in new york and man, the guy is great! He's so down to earth, so talented, so funny, and so real. It's so great to see someone go so far in the industry and still maintain their true character and personality. The fact of the matter is... he's a born country-boy born to play country! Anyway, I'm a huge fan, love the new album, been rocking it straight solid for the past two days!

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    Posted March 21, 2012

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