D'Lectrified

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
A lot of artists talk about being adventurous, progressive, taking risks -- Clint Black doesn't talk about it; he's doing it. With D'LECTRIFIED the platinum perennial challenges his fans, country radio, and the mainstream in general. There may be no electric instruments at all on the album, but there are swooning strings, jazzy horns, and downright funky grooves. Still, in between "Bob Away My Blues," a souped-up version of the Marshall Tucker Band tune that Bob Wills would appreciate; "The Galaxy Song," by Monty Python's Eric Idle; and "Something That We Do," a surprising instrumental where Black demonstrates impressive chops as a guitarist; there's some quintessential ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
A lot of artists talk about being adventurous, progressive, taking risks -- Clint Black doesn't talk about it; he's doing it. With D'LECTRIFIED the platinum perennial challenges his fans, country radio, and the mainstream in general. There may be no electric instruments at all on the album, but there are swooning strings, jazzy horns, and downright funky grooves. Still, in between "Bob Away My Blues," a souped-up version of the Marshall Tucker Band tune that Bob Wills would appreciate; "The Galaxy Song," by Monty Python's Eric Idle; and "Something That We Do," a surprising instrumental where Black demonstrates impressive chops as a guitarist; there's some quintessential Black fare for the diehards. Clint's ballad "When I Said I Do" is one of his finest introspective numbers ever, and has the added allure of sensuous harmonizing with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, the first time the couple has teamed up musically. A duet with cowriter Steve Wariner on "Been There" turns into some kind of country funkfest, with a big backbeat and wailing harmonica pushing things along. Kenny Loggins, Edgar Winter, and Waylon Jennings also put in guest appearances on this surprising album. D'LECTRIFIED is best approached without preconceptions, because Black's pushing his personal envelope here. Give him credit for taking a chance when he could have settled for the usual million-selling formula.
All Music Guide - Philip Van Vleck
Clint Black also produced D'Lectrified -- his first time as producer -- and it's probably a good thing, because this is easily the most eccentric and personal recording project he has ever released. The album opens with a jazzy cover of Toy Caldwell's "Bob Away My Blues," complete with horns. The sound is very uptown and snazzy, and Black sings the hell out of the song. This track may not exactly set the mood of the album, but it sure states the mindset. Black pulls tunes from all over the ballpark: Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song," Leon Russell's "Dixie Lullaby," and a slightly revised cover of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" titled "Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way". Black also wrote/co-wrote several songs, including "Hand in the Fire" and "Been There." His wife, Lisa Hartman-Black, sings with him on "When I Said I Do," and she's believable. He also includes rearranged versions of his hit singles "Burn One Down" and "No Time to Kill." Guest players include Jennings, Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, and Steve Wariner. Amid the welter of ideas, players, and influences at work here, Black's singing shines through. When it's all said and done, D'lectrified is a pretty wonderful album, easily the most musical record Black has ever done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970089029
  • Catalog Number: 700890
  • Sales rank: 113,356

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bob Away My Blues (3:06)
  2. 2 Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way (5:55)
  3. 3 Hand in the Fire (4:38)
  4. 4 Outside Intro (To Galaxy Song) (0:39)
  5. 5 Galaxy Song (2:24)
  6. 6 When I Said I Do - Lisa Hartman-Black (4:30)
  7. 7 Been There - Steve Wariner (5:28)
  8. 8 Dixie Lullaby - Bruce Hornsby (3:18)
  9. 9 Where Your Love Won't Go (2:43)
  10. 10 Love She Can't Live Without (3:41)
  11. 11 Burn One Down (3:57)
  12. 12 Who I Use to Be (3:29)
  13. 13 Harmony - Kenny Loggins (5:27)
  14. 14 No Time to Kill (5:36)
  15. 15 [Untitled Track] (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clint Black Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Recorder, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bass Harmonica
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Marty Stuart Mandolin
Skip Ewing Acoustic Guitar
Waylon Jennings Vocals
Steve Wariner Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Vocals
Kenny Loggins Vocals
Matt Rollings Piano, Piano (Grand)
Lenny Castro Percussion, Tambourine, Washboard
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Edgar Winter Alto Saxophone
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Baritone Saxophone
Eric Idle Vocals
Julian King Recorder
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Acoustic Bass
Hayden Nicholas 12-string Guitar, 12-string Bass Guitar
Bobbi Page Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Joel Peskin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Lawrence L. Williams Baritone Saxophone
Simon Tassano Recorder
Ricky Cobble Recorder
Lawrence Williams Baritone Saxophone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Steve Real Vocals, Background Vocals
Ray Rogers Tenor Banjo
Lisa Hartman-Black Vocals
Kevin Nealon Banjo, 5-string Banjo
Technical Credits
Clint Black Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Steve Dorff Orchestral Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
Julian King Engineer
Hayden Nicholas Composer
Doug Sax Mastering, Max
James Stroud Executive Producer
Simon Tassano Engineer
Richard Hanson Engineer, Engineering Support
Larry Herbstritt String Conductor
Mary Hamilton Art Direction
Frankie Miller Composer
Ricky Cobble Engineer
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
Ray Rogers Engineer, Engineering Support
Jeff Basso Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Black's the Best!

    There is something for everyone on this album, and Mr. Black's versatility and talent shine. Every song's a hit- buy it!

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