Hell on Heels

Hell on Heels

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by Pistol Annies
     
 

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Relieving the pressure of delivering her eagerly awaited fourth album, Miranda Lambert formed the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, two similarly minded singer/songwriters whose profile doesn't come close to matching hers. Lambert may be the star, but she's not the leader in Pistol Annies, who are a remarkably

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Relieving the pressure of delivering her eagerly awaited fourth album, Miranda Lambert formed the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, two similarly minded singer/songwriters whose profile doesn't come close to matching hers. Lambert may be the star, but she's not the leader in Pistol Annies, who are a remarkably democratic supergroup, sharing leads and writing songs where the spotlight shifts from one singer to another. Often, the group's spare, simple arrangements, acoustic underpinning, and wry wit recall the Dixie Chicks, but the Pistol Annies' sensibilities are more straightforward than the Chicks; they don't bend genres or delve into bluegrass, and the focus remains on the song. And Hell on Heels, their quickly recorded and released 2011 debut appearing just months before Lambert's Four the Record, is filled with excellent songs, tunes that aren't flashy but are deceptive, built on strong bones, and delivered with a clever flair. There's a lightness to Hell on Heels that wasn't apparent on Revolution - it's clear that collaboration has liberated Lambert, she's not having to deal with the expectations of a major artist, but rather gets to cut loose and have fun, something that winds up reaffirming her status as a major artist. She tosses off songs with casual confidence while introducing the larger world to two fine singer/songwriters in Monroe and Presley. Miranda's career will certainly thrive, and Ashley and Angaleena may go on to their own success, but with any luck, Pistol Annies is not a one-off for the trio, but rather a regular gig: this is too much pure fun to not repeat.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2011
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886979491625
catalogNumber:
794916
Rank:
24992

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pistol Annies   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Bennett   Guitar
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Jay Joyce   Guitar
Stuart Mathis   Guitar
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Randy Scruggs   Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Fred Eltringham   Drums
Mike Wrucke   Guitar
Michael Webb   Keyboards
Miranda Lambert   Group Member
Ashley Monroe   Group Member
Josh Grange   Guitar
Angaleena Presley   Group Member

Technical Credits

Glenn Worf   Producer
Chuck Ainlay   Producer,Engineer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Mike Wrucke   Producer,Engineer
Frank Liddell   Producer
Blake Shelton   Composer
Tammie Harris Cleek   Imaging,Photo Production
Miranda Lambert   Composer
Ashley Monroe   Composer
Judy Forde-Blair   Liner Notes,Creative Producer
Angaleena Presley   Composer

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Hell on Heels 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An album from Miranda Lambert and her bandmates. If you love Miranda Lambert then you will love her band the Pistol Annies
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