Chrome

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
On the boisterous Chrome, Trace Adkins not only shows off masterful vocal chops; he also stands foursquare with those folks whose collars are a deep shade of blue and whose hearts are earnest, if sometimes misled. This mind-set comes naturally to Adkins, a burly former oilfield roughneck, but you don't need to know his biography to appreciate the credibility he brings to his performances here. The surging "I'm Tryin' " finds a weary Adkins describing a litany of soul-draining events -- from working double shifts to dealing with a money-grubbing ex-wife -- but vowing to keep on believing in a better day. A family values anthem, "Thankful Man" uses a propulsive beat and a ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
On the boisterous Chrome, Trace Adkins not only shows off masterful vocal chops; he also stands foursquare with those folks whose collars are a deep shade of blue and whose hearts are earnest, if sometimes misled. This mind-set comes naturally to Adkins, a burly former oilfield roughneck, but you don't need to know his biography to appreciate the credibility he brings to his performances here. The surging "I'm Tryin' " finds a weary Adkins describing a litany of soul-draining events -- from working double shifts to dealing with a money-grubbing ex-wife -- but vowing to keep on believing in a better day. A family values anthem, "Thankful Man" uses a propulsive beat and a forceful vocal to honor the enduring gifts given by his parents -- work ethic, values, and love -- which add up to "a real good life." It figures that a fellow so steeped in the traditional would be a fish out of water in decadent L.A. In the half-spoken, half-sung "I'm Goin' Back," Adkins describes enervating encounters with bad air, chaotic freeways, and cross-dressing males, for starters, and vows -- to the strains of a roiling hard-country soundscape full of pounding drums, protesting guitars, wailing pedal steel lines, and a backwoodsy Jew's harp -- to return to the America he recognizes. But before he doth protest too much, Adkins turns tender, on a heartfelt "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow," which finds him crooning seductively on measured versers and giving the chorus the full, open-hearted gusto it begs for. Chrome has that distinctive shine about it all through its dozen tracks.
All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
It's not uncommon for the tell-it-like-it-is, six-and-a-half-foot Adkins to say things like the following: "I'm first and foremost interested in the lyrics on anything I record. It sounds like it sounds, but the most important thing is the words." Perhaps that's why he elected to choose Nashville's "pop" producer Dann Huff, who lends himself to commercial country songs that get lots of radio airtime. That's not to say Adkins has abandoned his progressive old-time country roots. Album number four is just a little bit more of a discriminatory mix of traditional classics and up-tempo contemporaries that listeners are not used to hearing from him. But the 12-track collection certainly works at that, all the while staying true to what he's known for. You've got to love the way this guy sings bass. Praiseworthy tunes include the nebulous "Chrome," the overly prideful "Once Upon a Fool Ago," and the excitable "Scream."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724353061821
  • Catalog Number: 30618
  • Sales rank: 61,724

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chrome (3:22)
  2. 2 Help Me Understand (3:51)
  3. 3 Once Upon a Fool Ago (4:28)
  4. 4 I'm Tryin' (4:44)
  5. 5 Thankful Man (3:28)
  6. 6 I'm Payin' for It Now (3:52)
  7. 7 And There Was You (3:38)
  8. 8 Come Home (3:31)
  9. 9 Scream (4:04)
  10. 10 I'm Goin' Back (4:07)
  11. 11 Give Me You (3:24)
  12. 12 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trace Adkins Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Keyboards
Eric Darken Percussion
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello Drums
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Tim Coats Jew's Harp
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Thomas Flora Background Vocals
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Tony Harrell Piano
Steve Hinson Steel Guitar
John Hobbs Keyboards
Dann Huff Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Jerry MacPherson Electric Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh Drums
Greg Morrow Drums
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Alison Prestwood Bass
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Jonathan Yudkin Mandolin, Violin, Cello
Michael Spriggs Acoustic Guitar
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Tim Akers Keyboards
Trey Bruce Percussion
Brian D. Siewert Synthesizer
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Aubry Hayne Fiddle
Technical Credits
Jeff Balding Engineer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Producer
John Kunz Engineer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Terrance Bruce Programming
Trey Bruce Producer
David Buchanan Engineer
Shawn Simpson Digital Editing
Luke Wooten Engineer
Jason Garner Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You'll love Chrome more each time you listen to it.

    This was the first Trace Adkins CD I purchased and I had to go back and buy all the others. His voice is pure liquid Chrome. He can get ya crying, laughing, or tapping your toes. It's the best purchase I've made in years! If you LOVE country music and a deep soulful sound, you'll LOVE Chrome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it!

    Love this CD, especially track 6.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must have for all Trace fans

    This CD is a must have for all Trace Adkins fans. It kicks butt, as does all his albums. His voice moves you through fun-living (chrome) and very sentimental songs (Help me understand).

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