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Drift Away/Loving Arms

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2011 two-fer combines Dobie Gray's 1972 album Drift Away and its 1973 sequel Loving Arms, adding three bonus tracks -- "Hey Dixie," "So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away)," "The Music's Real (Mentor's Song)" -- from 1974's Hey Dixie. As the years pass, it's possible to hear Dobie Gray move steadily further into country, adding more down-home elements to his soul. Country is indeed present on Drift Away, whose slow-grooving provided Gray a signature tune that nevertheless did not reveal everything about his personality. "Drift Away" is heavy on soul but not so much on the country that anchors the rest of the record, yet its warm, welcoming vibe is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2011 two-fer combines Dobie Gray's 1972 album Drift Away and its 1973 sequel Loving Arms, adding three bonus tracks -- "Hey Dixie," "So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away)," "The Music's Real (Mentor's Song)" -- from 1974's Hey Dixie. As the years pass, it's possible to hear Dobie Gray move steadily further into country, adding more down-home elements to his soul. Country is indeed present on Drift Away, whose slow-grooving provided Gray a signature tune that nevertheless did not reveal everything about his personality. "Drift Away" is heavy on soul but not so much on the country that anchors the rest of the record, yet its warm, welcoming vibe is evident throughout the album. If Gray's touch is so friendly it obscures how inventive his arrangements are -- how the steel guitars sit next to funky clavinets with nary a mention of the two worlds colliding -- that's also the strength he shows on both Drift Away and Loving Arms; he's an easy innovator, melding country and soul because it comes so naturally to him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • EAN: 9398800033726
  • Catalog Number: 337
  • Sales rank: 147,085

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dobie Gray Primary Artist, Vocals
Lonnie Mack Acoustic Guitar
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Troy Seals Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Harrison Calloway Horn
Ben Cauley Horn
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Ronnie Eades Horn
Mike Leech Bass
Kenny Malone Percussion, Drums
Charles Rose Horn
Harvey Thompson Horn
Mentor Williams Acoustic Guitar
Reggie Young Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
David Briggs Keyboards
Technical Credits
Lonnie Mack Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Dobie Gray Composer
Ron Davies Composer
Donnie Fritts Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Jack Conrad Composer
Bill Dillon Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn Composer
Don Goodman Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Mike Leech String Arrangements
Denzil Rice Composer
Mentor Williams Composer, Producer
Paul Williams Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Roger Nichols Composer
Ian McFarlane Liner Notes
David Briggs String Arrangements
D. Goodman Composer
Thomas Jans Composer
Charles Higgins Jr. Composer
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