Drive

Drive

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by Chris Webster
     
 

Chris Webster is a fine, gutsy singer-songwriter who knows just how to combine rock & roll muscle with country twang in a way that preserves the best of both approaches. Her songs, while rarely cosmetically hooky, are always stirring and just catchy enough to stay firmly in the mind. And she's got the unusual combination of a romantic…  See more details below

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Chris Webster is a fine, gutsy singer-songwriter who knows just how to combine rock & roll muscle with country twang in a way that preserves the best of both approaches. Her songs, while rarely cosmetically hooky, are always stirring and just catchy enough to stay firmly in the mind. And she's got the unusual combination of a romantic heart and feet that are firmly planted on the ground: in other words, she's willing to "tumble into love" ("I'm a little dizzy, but it feels so sweet"), but on "Shake On It" she asks her guy to make some commitments up front, preferably in writing. And "I'm Driving" makes it clear that just because she's letting you in the car doesn't mean you get to decide where it goes. That last one has a slouchy New Orleans feel to it, while "Shake On It" is all greasy, horn-driven R&B, and "Circles in the Wind" is straight-ahead country-rock. When she's not doing originals, she's covering Van Morrison and Randy Newman, and, truth be told, kicking their respective butts. Keep an eye on this one.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397426426
catalogNumber:
974264

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Webster   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Bill Lloyd   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Matt Rollings   Piano,Hammond Organ
Mark Howard   Acoustic Guitar
Barbara Lamb   Violin
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Stef Burns   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Joe Craven   Percussion,talking drum,Octave Violin
Nina Gerber   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Harrell   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Craig Krampf   Drums
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Marshall   Mandolin
Jonell Mosser   Background Vocals
Wayne Murray   Background Vocals
Dave Pomeroy   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Mark Summer   Cello
Willie Weeks   Bass
Michael Bohannon   Background Vocals
Billy Fairfield   Accordion

Technical Credits

Matt Rollings   Engineer
Eric Paul   Engineer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Wayne Jackson   Arranger
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Andrew Love   Arranger
Gary Mankin   Engineer
Mike Marshall   Engineer
Chris Webster   Arranger,Producer
Tom Size   Engineer
Greg Humphrey   Producer

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Drive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chris Webster has a intensely expressive voice, able to drive it hard on the first half of the CD and then melt your heart with the slow songs at the end. Her cover of Real Emotional Girl shows up its writer, Randy Newman. Chris's voice is hauntingly beautiful, the lyrics great (even if all the songs are about love that doesn't work), and the backup first rate. Better than anything Mary-Chapin Carpenter has ever done (and from me that's high praise), and she's even better live! My only complaint? That this is her only solo CD. Aw, come on, Chris... Give us some more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The voice of Chris Webster is that of a soulful, bluesy angel . This CD is a mix of genres - there is alternative Country ( Tumble into Love ) , folk ( Run away to the Circus) , blues( Ball and Chain ) and a gospel-like ballad ( Angel Choir) which is so hauntingly beautiful I'll bet you play that track until you wear it out ! I happened upon this CD while researching another artist and I was lucky enough to be directed to this artist when reading " If you like ... ,then try ...." . This CD has not left my CD player since I bought it 2 weeks ago . This is the rare CD where every single track is great ! I cannot give enough praise to this CD and I am shocked that Chris Webster is a virtual unknown, at least to mainstream music, because she has one of the most captivating voices I have EVER heard and her songwriting skills are superb.