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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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: 2/16/1999
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397426426
  • Catalog Number: 974264
  • Sales rank: 362,165

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Webster Primary Artist, 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
Bernie Grundman Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Touches the Soul

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant! Move over Mary!

    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!

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