Emotion

Emotion

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by Martina McBride
     
 

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Martina McBride takes the title of her new album seriously. EMOTION is rich in feeling and passion, and as sung by the artist who reinvented herself with "Independence Day," it offers abundant food for thought. McBride's tour de force vocals bring life to songs where women are strong, confident, and self-sufficient. McBride still believes in love, but only as a… See more details below

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Martina McBride takes the title of her new album seriously. EMOTION is rich in feeling and passion, and as sung by the artist who reinvented herself with "Independence Day," it offers abundant food for thought. McBride's tour de force vocals bring life to songs where women are strong, confident, and self-sufficient. McBride still believes in love, but only as a two-way street; and when she finds herself there, she gives unconditionally. No silly love songs, the work of writers like the omnipresent Matraca Berg and hot newcomer Patty Griffin underscores McBride's focus on serious themes rendered with a literate touch. Check out her tough take on Gretchen Peters's "This Uncivil War." Something of a prequel to "Independence Day," it's a wrenching look at a couple coming apart in hard times, and unsure whether the enemy is each other or forces beyond their reach. There's plenty of tenderness here too: "There You Are" finds McBride approaching the lyrics with a light, tender feel; on "Anything and Everything" she adopts a soft, caressing, and seductive tone. An album rich in text and subtext, EMOTION is a high-water mark for an artist busy being born.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
Emotion is the fifth installment in a series of platinum albums from one of the most underrated voices in country music. After two years since the release of her double platinum Evolution, Martina McBride tears into these tracks showcasing the range and power of her incomparable voice. Evolution was a big-sounding record with lots of overdubbing and production. Emotion scales back musically using a very small band and the result is fresh and authentic, allowing McBride to captivate us with her resounding vocals. Aptly titled, Emotion, with lyrics like "anything's better than feelin' the blues" and "love's the only house big enough for all the pain in the world," tugs at the heart strings at times. But it's in "Do What You Do" that McBride lets us know that she's just doing what she does: "If you want to give them something different -- something to sink their teeth into -- well baby, you just do what you do."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886973608425
catalogNumber:
736084
Rank:
86766

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martina McBride   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Troy Johnson   Background Vocals
Joe Chemay   Bass
John Catchings   Cello
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
John Hobbs   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Gordon Kennedy   Background Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Doug Lancio   Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Terry McMillan   Percussion
John Mock   Penny Whistle,Low Whistle
Greg Morrow   Drums
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Tom Roady   Percussion
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tommy Douglas   Harmonica
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Carolyn Dawn Johnson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Martina McBride   Producer
Carlos Grier   Digital Editing
Mark Hammond   drum programming
Mike Poole   Engineer
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Paul Worley   Producer
Jim Burnett   Engineer
Erik Hellerman   Engineer
Mary Hamilton   Art Direction
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Adrienne Follesé   Composer
Eric Conn   Digital Editing
Tammy Hyler   Composer
Keith Follesé   Composer

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