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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It's never a good sign when an artist's new album opens with its first two singles. That's just what Josh Turner's fourth album, Haywire, does, with the obligatory modern-day honky tonker "Why Don't We Just Dance?" and the faux-sensitive macho ballad "I Wouldn't Be a Man." Producer Frank Rogers tried admirably to make a more organic-sounding record than 2007's Justin Niebank-helmed Everything Is Fine. This doesn't mean it's "traditional" in any sense; Haywire is a thoroughly contemporary country record, but is reined in sonically with more acoustic instrumentation, less compression, and vocals placed properly in their relation to the instrumental mix. That said, something ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It's never a good sign when an artist's new album opens with its first two singles. That's just what Josh Turner's fourth album, Haywire, does, with the obligatory modern-day honky tonker "Why Don't We Just Dance?" and the faux-sensitive macho ballad "I Wouldn't Be a Man." Producer Frank Rogers tried admirably to make a more organic-sounding record than 2007's Justin Niebank-helmed Everything Is Fine. This doesn't mean it's "traditional" in any sense; Haywire is a thoroughly contemporary country record, but is reined in sonically with more acoustic instrumentation, less compression, and vocals placed properly in their relation to the instrumental mix. That said, something got lost along the way: Turner's massive personality which, along with his deep baritone, is his trademark in a cookie-cutter industry. More than anything else, it's the song choices that make this set sound so flat. Most of Turner's own tunes don't have the same "pop" they had on previous records. The title track is simply a set of contemporary country cliches strung together, and "I Got Her Just as Fast as I Could" sounds trite and insincere. The best thing here isn't even a country song: "Lovin' You on My Mind" is an attempt at a fusion of country, adult contemporary pop, and soul, complete with strings, a Rhodes piano, and a female backing chorus. It feels sincere, and with its layered arrangement, it works well. Turner's "Eye Candy" weaves rockabilly, country boogie, and honky tonk, and would be a good choice for a single, because it's the only other distinctive track on the set. Everybody's got to miss sometime, and on Haywire, Turner does by a mile, despite his no doubt good intentions in taking some of the slickness off the contemporary country sound. [A deluxe edition with bonus live and previously unreleased tracks was released in 2010.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/2010
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602527291116
  • Catalog Number: 001392002
  • Sales rank: 14,301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why Don't We Just Dance (3:12)
  2. 2 I Wouldn't Be a Man (3:32)
  3. 3 Haywire (3:24)
  4. 4 Your Smile (3:35)
  5. 5 Lovin' You On My Mind (3:39)
  6. 6 As Fast As I Could (4:27)
  7. 7 I'll Be There (3:38)
  8. 8 All Over Me (3:19)
  9. 9 Eye Candy (2:53)
  10. 10 Friday Paycheck (4:00)
  11. 11 The Answer (4:14)
  12. 12 This Kind of Love (3:39)
  13. 13 Let's Find a Church (3:25)
  14. 14 Long Black Train (5:31)
  15. 15 Your Man (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Turner Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
David Angell Strings
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
David Davidson Strings
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Kevin Grantt Bass, Upright Bass
Connie Heard Strings
Steve Hinson Dobro, Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote Piano, Wurlitzer
Steve Nathan Piano
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Kristin Wilkinson Strings
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Joey Click Bass
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Gayle Mayes Choir, Chorus
Reggie Smith Choir, Chorus
Angela Primm Choir, Chorus
Derek Wells Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Gut String Guitar, national steel guitar
Jennifer Turner Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Ladye Love Smith Choir, Chorus
Frank Rogers Keyboards
Kevin Haynie Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Zeneba Bowers Strings
Chris Stapleton Background Vocals
Justin Schipper Dobro, Steel Guitar
Chip Davis Choir, Chorus
Jordan Lawson Fiddle, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Mike Johnson pedabro
T.J. Wilder Drums
Technical Credits
Pat McLaughlin Composer
Craig Allen Art Direction
Shawn Camp Composer
John Hobbs String Arrangements, String Conductor
Mike Reid Composer
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Rhett Akins Composer
Brian David Willis Digital Editing
Josh Turner Composer, Art Direction, Tray Photo
Jim Beavers Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer, Digital Editing, overdub engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
Tim James Composer
Frank Rogers Producer
Steven Dale Jones Composer
Phillip Stein Digital Editing
Tyler Moles Digital Editing
Jeremy Spillman Composer
Elliott Park Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Jonathan Singleton Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Phillip White Composer
Ben Hayslip Composer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Manny Rogers Keyboard Engineer
Rory Bourke Composer
Mark Narmore Composer
Kendell Marvel Composer
Elliot Park Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Joshua just keeps getting better.

    With 'I Wouldn't Be A Man' and 'The Answer' to 'Why Don't we Just Dance' he keeps it country and shows off that incredible voice.

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