Chase the Sun

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Imagine if some mad scientist working for the Nashville office of a major record label created a cross between Marty Stuart and Mark McGrath, and you start to get an idea of what to expect from Shannon Lawson. Lawson shares Stuart's fondness for both traditional country flavors and up-tempo rock & roll, and like McGrath he's a high-attitude bad-boy type with the kind of photogenically unruly hair that's all the rage with marketing departments. Trouble is, judging from Lawson's debut album, Chase the Sun, Lawson falls short of Marty Stuart's chops and good taste; while his guitar and mandolin work are pretty good, his rock influences are strictly by-the-numbers, ...
See more details below
CD
$12.34
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$12.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (20) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $1.99   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Imagine if some mad scientist working for the Nashville office of a major record label created a cross between Marty Stuart and Mark McGrath, and you start to get an idea of what to expect from Shannon Lawson. Lawson shares Stuart's fondness for both traditional country flavors and up-tempo rock & roll, and like McGrath he's a high-attitude bad-boy type with the kind of photogenically unruly hair that's all the rage with marketing departments. Trouble is, judging from Lawson's debut album, Chase the Sun, Lawson falls short of Marty Stuart's chops and good taste; while his guitar and mandolin work are pretty good, his rock influences are strictly by-the-numbers, especially on the high-bombast "Who's Your Daddy" which the overly polished production from Mark Wright only emphasizes, and his honky tonk and bluegrass gestures are neither strong nor original enough to make more than a surface impact and no matter what Lawson thinks, his acoustic version of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is a fun idea, but it sure ain't bluegrass. And while Lawson's pipes are at least as good as Mark McGrath's, he lacks Mr. Sugar Ray's sly humor and easy if hardly earth-shaking grasp of musical eclecticism which, given Lawson's attempted genre-hopping, would help a lot. And as a songwriter, Shannon Lawson suggests he has potential on several tunes here, but never enough to overcome his habit of wandering into clich├ęs. Chase the Sun proves that Shannon Lawson has talent, but also suggests he got his record deal because he's easy to market rather than being better than his competition; maybe if this is a hit, listeners will get to hear a stronger and leaner presentation of his style in the future.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Mercury Nash Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008817023328
  • Catalog Number: 170233
  • Sales rank: 249,414

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Old Heart (3:31)
  2. 2 Chase the Sun (2:56)
  3. 3 Dream Your Way to Me (3:52)
  4. 4 Goodbye on a Bad Day (4:54)
  5. 5 Bad Bad Bad (3:40)
  6. 6 Superstar (3:33)
  7. 7 Where Would I Go (4:27)
  8. 8 Who's Your Daddy (3:32)
  9. 9 Slow Down Sunrise (3:12)
  10. 10 Are You Happy Now (4:05)
  11. 11 Let's Get It On (4:33)
  12. 12 [Untitled Track] (1:09)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shannon Lawson Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry Douglas Dobro
John Jorgenson Electric Guitar
Andrew Gold Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Robert Bailey Background Vocals
Ron Block Banjo
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Pat Flynn Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Shannon Forrest Drums
Kenny Greenberg Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Jim Horn Horn
Sam Levine Horn
Gene Miller Background Vocals
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Michael Rhodes Bass
Denis Solee Horn
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Chris Thile Mandolin
Technical Credits
David Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Greg Droman Producer, Engineer
Mark Wright Producer
Buddy Jackson Art Direction
Todd Gunnerson Engineer
Michealle Vanderpool Groomer
Nathan Dantzler Engineer
Jason Houser Producer
Mandy Lawson Paintings
Hank Williams Mastering
Edward Townsend Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

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