Four the Record [Deluxe Edition]

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Firmly established as a formidable country star with her 2009 album Revolution, Miranda Lambert takes some liberties on its 2011 sequel, Four the Record, letting the music breathe and not being afraid to have no less than eight of its 15 songs bear credits by other writers. No other Lambert album relies so heavily on tunes from other songwriters, and while it's certainly true she may have been kept busy by her side project Pistol Annies (a trio with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, whose album appeared just two months before Four the Record and contained eight Lambert co-writes), the lack of emphasis on writing shifts focus to the music, which is assured, relaxed, and varied. After slowly opening with "All Kinds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Firmly established as a formidable country star with her 2009 album Revolution, Miranda Lambert takes some liberties on its 2011 sequel, Four the Record, letting the music breathe and not being afraid to have no less than eight of its 15 songs bear credits by other writers. No other Lambert album relies so heavily on tunes from other songwriters, and while it's certainly true she may have been kept busy by her side project Pistol Annies (a trio with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, whose album appeared just two months before Four the Record and contained eight Lambert co-writes), the lack of emphasis on writing shifts focus to the music, which is assured, relaxed, and varied. After slowly opening with "All Kinds of Kinds," the album hits a slinky, quirky blues grind on "Fine Tune," cruises into rocking country on "Fastest Girl in Town," kicks up dust on "Mama's Broken Heart," gets real gone on the honky tonk throwback "Same Old You," belts out country-soul on "Baggage Claim," and does a soft shoe shuffle on "Easy Living," all sly but substantial changes of pace that give Four the Record considerable depth. Despite the fiery album cover, Lambert isn't playing to her caricature: what makes her compelling isn't her tough girl schtick, it's her casual versatility, and with Four the Record, she's digging deeper than ever before and finding considerable riches. [This deluxe edition includes bonus track "Hurts to Think," as well as a DVD of bonus material and behind-the-scenes footage.]~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886979756021
  • Catalog Number: 797560

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Kinds of Kinds (4:26)
  2. 2 Fine Tune (4:39)
  3. 3 Fastest Girl in Town (3:20)
  4. 4 Safe (4:46)
  5. 5 Mama's Broken Heart (2:59)
  6. 6 Dear Diamond (3:49)
  7. 7 Same Old You (3:05)
  8. 8 Baggage Claim (3:18)
  9. 9 Easy Living (2:45)
  10. 10 Over You (4:15)
  11. 11 Look at Miss Ohio (4:18)
  12. 12 Better in the Long Run (3:34)
  13. 13 Nobody's Fool (3:43)
  14. 14 Oklahoma Sky (4:46)
  15. 15 Hurts To Think (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miranda Lambert Primary Artist
Don Henry Background Vocals
Patty Loveless Background Vocals
Glen Duncan Background Vocals
Richard Bennett Bouzouki, Guitar
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums
John Jarvis Piano
Jay Joyce Guitar, Clavinet, Pump Organ
Greg Leisz Dobro, Steel Guitar
Gordon Mote Background Vocals
Randy Scruggs Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Glenn Worf Bass, Background Vocals, Upright Bass
Scotty Wray Background Vocals
Allison Moorer Background Vocals
Blake Shelton Vocals
Karen Fairchild Background Vocals
Josh Kelley Background Vocals
Brandi Carlile Background Vocals
Stoney LaRue Background Vocals
Sarah Buxton Background Vocals
Kacey Musgraves Background Vocals
Chris Stapleton Background Vocals
Kimberly Schlapman Background Vocals
Betsey Long Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Don Henry Composer
Emory Gordy Vocal Recording
Natalie Hemby Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Glenn Worf Producer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Gillian Welch Composer
Chuck Ainlay Producer, Engineer
David Rawlings Composer
Martin Feveyear Vocal Recording
Gordie Sampson Composer
Scotty Wray Composer
Allison Moorer Composer
Frank Liddell Producer
Shane McAnally Composer
Blake Shelton Composer, Duet
James Towler Engineer
Tammie Harris Cleek Imaging, Photo Production
Steven Christensen Vocal Recording
Brandi Carlile Composer
Miranda Lambert Composer
Ashley Monroe Composer
Kacey Musgraves Composer
Luke Laird Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Charles Kelley Composer
Judy Forde-Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Brandy Clark Composer
Phillip Coleman Composer
Angaleena Presley Composer
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  • Posted November 2, 2011

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    Lambert Continues to #OccupyCountry With Sass, Style, & Simplicity

    Lambert Continues to #OccupyCountry With Sass, Style, & Simplicity "Four the Record" is a clever play on words. It is, after all, Miranda Lambert's fourth album on the country/western scene, and it continues to show her progress in exploring the depth of profound lyrics and sound. Sure, maybe this lovely lady can truly do no wrong in the eyes (and ears) of this fan from the beginning; but I'm always surprised at her ability to craft a lesson (be it a moral?) subtly within each and every one of her songs. Without pomp and without circumstance, Lambert holds up life itself to her musical mirrors, and the result is one of most laid-back records about restrained emotions to come out of country music this year. All Kinds of Kinds (5 out of 5): Living in this ever-crazier world, it's clear that it takes 'all kinds of kinds,' and Lambert explores the idea through a song that sounds like it'd be at home as a child's song. Perhaps that's the best audience to learn this fundamental lesson of life: "Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning it takes all kinds of kinds." Fine Tune (4 out of 5): A bit of an experimental track with her voice clearly filtered thru one of those 'vox' units so common to pop music these days, "Fine Tune" is a bit of a healthy musical mystery - somewhat reminiscent of ELO's unique sound - played out with heavy bass, dreamy electric guitar, and a succinct snare drum. It quite probably sounds very little like anything she's done before, and, on those rights, it's a welcome diversion. Fastest Girl in Town (5 out of 5): "You've got the bullets, I've got the gun, I got a hankerin' for getting' into something ." This is quintessential, Southern rockabilly, country-gone-bad-girl country from a gal who knows how to do it like so few else with her own special talents. "Ain't you, baby? I told you I was crazy . I'll be wearin' nothing but a tattoo and a smile." This is quite possibly Miranda's theme song for life, if I'm not mistaken. Safe (5 out of 5): A soft, light backbeat - like a solid soulmate - keeps 'Safe' moving leisurely, a meditation about the comfort of being in a perfect relationship. "I follow you just like a shadow only closer in; if you get tied & bound, I'll find a way to free your hands; I'll wash them clean of everything but me." Wonderful. There's no doubt that having a love in her life makes songs like this easier to write than they were before. A musical valentine, if there ever were one. Mama's Broken Heart (4 out of 5): Country music has always staked out solid territory about broken hearts, and 'Mama's Broken Heart' slides comfortably through lands already explored many times, even by Lambert herself. "I've known the pain at the expense of my liver." Perhaps the only thing that elevates the song above the norm is that, under her watchful lyrics, she manages to wring new life by comparing her love-loss to love-loss of older, perhaps wiser women. "This ain't your mama's broken heart." Dear Diamond (4.5 out of 5): It's the song of a woman confessing her infidelity to the ring on her finger. "You cost more than he wanted to lose; and with this ring I said I do; I promise to never do what I've done; I've lied to someone, dear diamond." It's another 'traditionalist' ballad - exploring grounds not uncommon to country & western music - and Lambert has a talent of handling these without becoming trite or maudlin. Same Ol' You (4.5 out of 5): It's ama

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