Classic

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There's a wonderful, plaintive voice singing Kitty Wells' "The White Circle on My Finger," that eerily opens Terri Clark's Classic. That segues into Clark and band ripping into a barroom-stomping read of Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." That uncredited voice at the beginning belongs to Clark's grandmother, who sang country songs to her as a child. Classic is Clark's tribute to country music's illustrious heritage. Documented here are some of the songs and artists who inspired her to follow a path that has had its share of highs and lows commercially and personally, but which has always been satisfying aesthetically. Co-produced with Jeff Jones, Clark's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There's a wonderful, plaintive voice singing Kitty Wells' "The White Circle on My Finger," that eerily opens Terri Clark's Classic. That segues into Clark and band ripping into a barroom-stomping read of Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." That uncredited voice at the beginning belongs to Clark's grandmother, who sang country songs to her as a child. Classic is Clark's tribute to country music's illustrious heritage. Documented here are some of the songs and artists who inspired her to follow a path that has had its share of highs and lows commercially and personally, but which has always been satisfying aesthetically. Co-produced with Jeff Jones, Clark's selection of timeless tunes holds plenty of surprises. In two instances, she duets with the recording artist who scored with the song in the first place: "Delta Dawn" (the first song Clark learned to play and sing) features Tanya Tucker, and "How Blue" pairs her with songwriter Reba McEntire. Other duets include "Golden Ring," the George Jones and Tammy Wynette hit, with Dierks Bentley, while the rocking take on "I'm Movin' On" -- written and performed by fellow Canadian Hank Snow -- stars Dean Brody. Her soulful take on Canadian songwriter Neil Young's "Love as a Rose" is an unlikely but canny choice; while Clark acknowledges the iconic nature of the original in her version, the grain in her voice also plainly reveals an open but fearful heart in her articulation of the song's warning. Her stinging roadhouse version of Delbert McClinton's "Two More Bottles of Wine" -- made immortal by Emmylou Harris -- bears traces of both songwriter and singer in her reading. The busted heart and restless country soul in Merle Haggard's "Swinging Doors" is made plain -- and is perhaps more nakedly devastated -- in Clark's expressive voice. She captures the songwriter's intent with all the vulnerability and resignation his lyric implies. The sheer tenderness and longing in her version of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" is closer to the original than Glen Campbell's smash hit, yet she makes it her own. Clark claims that this is the album she's wanted to record her entire career. Given the integrity, richness, and passion she puts into these performances, that's easy to believe. Another title for this wonderful effort might have been "Classy" for all that she invests here, but Clark is too self-effacing for that. Classic is an essential entry in this singer and songwriter's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Baretrack
  • UPC: 885686931219
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 32,852

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (3:32)
  2. 2 Love Is a Rose (3:04)
  3. 3 How Blue (3:01)
  4. 4 Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) (2:32)
  5. 5 Gentle on My Mind (3:27)
  6. 6 Golden Ring - Dierks Bentley (3:07)
  7. 7 Two More Bottles of Wine (3:00)
  8. 8 Leavin' on Your Mind (4:34)
  9. 9 Swinging Doors (2:58)
  10. 10 Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker (4:18)
  11. 11 I'm Movin' On - Dean Brody (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terri Clark Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Chad Cromwell Percussion, Drums
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell Accordion
John Hobbs Piano, Keyboards
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes Bass
Glenn Worf Bass
Ty Herndon Background Vocals
Mark McIntyre Bass
Jason Barry Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff Background Vocals
Lyle Molzan Percussion, Drums
Chris Cottros Electric Guitar
James B Lowery Acoustic Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Jason Cheek Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Delbert McClinton Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
John Hartford Composer
Loretta Lynn Composer
Hank Snow Composer
Neil Young Composer
Larry Collins Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Terri Clark Producer
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
J.D. Miller Composer
Webb Pierce Composer
Rafe Van Hoy Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Jason Barry Engineer
Peggy Sue Wells Composer
Alex Harvey Composer
Steve Blackmon Engineer
John Moffat Composer
Nathan Yarborough Engineer
Kyle Ginther Engineer
Jeff Jones Producer, Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
Steve Lowrey Engineer
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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    Classic by Terri Clark is a wonderful tribute to all the previou

    Classic by Terri Clark is a wonderful tribute to all the previous artists honored on this CD and all those she had to leave off the list. Terri Clark is an artist whom herself will be held in the highest regards as the one's she is holding in high regards by honoring them with this CD. Hopefullly she will decide to follow up with additional CD's in the near future. If you have ever had the honor of seeing Terri preform with or without her band who can only walk away feeling that you have been to a concert that was heartwarming and intense. Terri gives all she has into her music and only gets better with each show. You feel like she's dong the concert for you as if you are the only one in the venue. That can't be an easy task to do by no means, but it does give you a great feeling and the desire to find out when she'll be here again. Thank you Terri for all your hard work and sharing your great talent to everyone. You will always be the best performer to me and I will always remember and cherish the times I was honored to meet you.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    It goes without saying that TC is one of the best female vocalis

    It goes without saying that TC is one of the best female vocalists of all time...for me, comparing only to the rich, velvety voice of the late, great Karen Carpenter.  "Classic" in my opinion, is the best album TC has ever released. Her rockin version of Loretta Lynn's Don't Come Home A Drinkin and her raw, gutsy down and dirty version of Merle Haggards Swingin Doors are the best cuts on the album.  She has shown her talent for arranging these "classic" songs that die hard country music fans have grown up listening to in a way that makes them her own while keeping them right on track with the original cuts.  She unsurprisingly impressed me with this album, and once again, delivered to her fans. I honestly think she deserves an award for this project, and I sincerely hope that we see a "Classics Volume 2" very soon. If you weren't a TC fan, just listen to this album and you'll be hooked forever!! As a true fan from the beginning of her career and a forever fan from now on, I can say this album is most definitely her best.  TC, thank you for sharing your talents with all of us and you really are a SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    Best CD purchase I have made in a long time.  

    Best CD purchase I have made in a long time.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Wonderful CD. I love listening to Terri's interpretation of song

    Wonderful CD. I love listening to Terri's interpretation of songs I grew up listening to!

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