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Genuine
     

Genuine

by The Derailers
 
The Derailers' second album since moving up to a major label, 2003's Genuine sounds like a genuine improvement over their previous release, 2001's Here Come the Derailers; while it still suffers from the excess of slickness that's been heaped upon one of the finest honky tonk acts in the land, this time around the bandmembers sound as if they've been

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The Derailers' second album since moving up to a major label, 2003's Genuine sounds like a genuine improvement over their previous release, 2001's Here Come the Derailers; while it still suffers from the excess of slickness that's been heaped upon one of the finest honky tonk acts in the land, this time around the bandmembers sound as if they've been able to work through Kyle Lehning's production instead of being completely buried by it. Which isn't to say this album wouldn't be better sounding a bit leaner -- do you really need 11 additional musicians to accompany a four-piece band, especially one this tight? -- and with some of the lesser material clipped away (most notable offender being the faux-nostalgic "Whole Other World"). But at least vocalist Tony Villanueva and guitarist Brian Hofeldt get their fair chance to strut their stuff on Genuine, and with Jim Lauderdale and Al Anderson pitching in on the songwriting, the material manages a higher batting average this time around. Sure, most of Genuine sounds as if it were crafted in hopes of landing on country radio, but "The Way to My Heart," "Take It Back," and "Boomerang Heart" would class up any play list they were added to, and show these guys haven't completely lost touch with their Buck Owens-loving souls (they also toss in a vintage Owens and Don Rich instrumental for good measure, which Hofeldt plays the hell out of). If Here Come the Derailers found the band losing round one of the battle against the corporate ogre, Genuine at least finds the Derailers fighting to a draw, and that's good news.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998687325
catalogNumber:
86873

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derailers   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,6-string bass
Shane Keister   Hammond Organ
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Paul Leim   Drums
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Brian Hofeldt   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tony Villanueva   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Alexia Counce   Background Vocals
Ed Adkins   Bass
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals
Scott Matthews   Drums

Technical Credits

Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Kelly Garrett   Composer
Kyle Lehning   Producer
John Leventhal   Composer
Victoria Russell   Creative Producer
Brian Hofeldt   Composer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Tony Villanueva   Composer
Doug Powell   Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Billy Lawson   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Dale Dodson   Composer
Bryan Kennedy   Composer
Casey Wood   Engineer,overdub engineer
Deb Haus   Art Direction,Artist Development
Ed Adkins   Composer

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