Emerson Drive

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Emerson Drive, a band of Canadian transplants, eases right into the Music Row pocket with its first effort, a collection of amiable tunes delivered with polish and some degree of drama. What's most refreshing is that the band wrote hardly any of it; with so many non-performing writers in Nashville, it's a blessing to find a self-contained group that doesn't have to inflict its own mediocre material on the world. On the other hand, the gloss and lyrical predictability of these songs doesn't prove that the non-performing writers are necessarily that much more gifted. On balance, with its ebullient spirit, agreeably rough-edged vocal harmonies, and fluid fiddle fills ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Emerson Drive, a band of Canadian transplants, eases right into the Music Row pocket with its first effort, a collection of amiable tunes delivered with polish and some degree of drama. What's most refreshing is that the band wrote hardly any of it; with so many non-performing writers in Nashville, it's a blessing to find a self-contained group that doesn't have to inflict its own mediocre material on the world. On the other hand, the gloss and lyrical predictability of these songs doesn't prove that the non-performing writers are necessarily that much more gifted. On balance, with its ebullient spirit, agreeably rough-edged vocal harmonies, and fluid fiddle fills from Pat Allingham, Emerson Drive is about as strong a debut as one can expect, given the narrow stylistic rules imposed on the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Dreamworks Nashville
  • UPC: 600445027220
  • Catalog Number: 450272
  • Sales rank: 139,616

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emerson Drive Primary Artist, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Brad Mates Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Danick Dupelle Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jeff Loberg Group Member
Chris Hartman Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, Group Member
Pat Allingham Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Mike Melancon Group Member
Technical Credits
David Cole Engineer
Julian King Producer, Engineer
Richard Marx Producer
James Stroud Producer
Wayne R. Halper Liner Notes
Sally Carns Art Direction
Scott Borchetta Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i really love this group especially since i'm from fargo-moorhead which is where they're from. But i really love them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best New Band!!

    This is one of my favorite CDs! The songs, from Fall into Me to It's All About You are great!! There are many lighthearted, dancy tuned songs mixed in with heart-tugging ballads! A must for any country music fan!! (They're also hot!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best CD!!

    I love Emerson Drive and after I saw them in concert and met them I bought their cd and there are no regrets. Every song on the album is awsome and has great rythum. They have great songs and lyrics. I'm so excited for their second CD to come out I can't hardly stand it! Every country fan should have this cd! It would be great for your collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD I've Heard Lately!!!

    Well, well, well....where to start? All these songs are great. There, I said it. They kind of seem the same after a while, since they all are happy, guy-gets-girl love songs, but what's wrong with that? The vocals are perfect and "Fall Into Me" has some awesome instrumental parts. "Light of Day" is a great love song. Definite buy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emerson Drive Rules

    I believe these are the next best thing to happen to country music. They have there own sound and it stands out very much. They will go far with their music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So fantastic!

    Wow! What can I say about this cd? These guys are just awesome. Having waited patiently as the release date kept getting postponed, I am so glad it's finally here! (I bought myself 3 of their cds on it's release date!) With most cd's, there is one song that is my favorite, however with this one, I honestly cant pick just one. I absolutely love ''Passionate Desperate'' ''Light of Day'' and ''I See Heaven''. I promise you will love this cd! I do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Country Hit Singers

    What can you say about the cd?It's great.There isn't one bad song on the disc.It gives country a whole new meaning!And the musical talent is wonderful!The cd is just GREAT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally awesome!!

    This is one the best country cds I have heard in a long time. There isn't a bad song on the disc. These guys have a fresh sound and if this album is any indication, they'll be around for a long time to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Country Music's New Stars!

    Ohhh baby...this is the country CD of the year! I first heard of Emerson Drive when I saw them on a radio promotion concert. I am so excited that their CD is out now! I picked it up this morning and it's amazing. They are the best things to ever come out of Canada! Every single song on the CD is amazing. Richard Marx produced two songs that are great. This is just a really fun, light hearted CD that's really uplifting. Emerson Drive has the musical style that I think will appeal to all kinds of listeners. You can tell from their songs that the guys have an array of musical influences that make their music super hot. Check this CD out. I guarantee you'll never look at country the same

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emerson Drive is really good.

    This CD has everything you need. It has attitude and is edgy. Every song is different with that attitude of this band. I really enjoy listening to it when ever I can.

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    Posted December 5, 2008

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