Hemingway's Whiskey [CD/DVD]

Hemingway's Whiskey [CD/DVD]

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by Kenny Chesney
     
 

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Good times have sunken into the marrow of Kenny Chesney's bones, slowing down his metabolism, making him unlikely to kick up his tempos or turn up his amplifiers. Age slows you down, but so do too many afternoons on the beach. Chesney continues to romanticize, although not quite so much on 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey as he did on his last decade of records.See more details below

Overview

Good times have sunken into the marrow of Kenny Chesney's bones, slowing down his metabolism, making him unlikely to kick up his tempos or turn up his amplifiers. Age slows you down, but so do too many afternoons on the beach. Chesney continues to romanticize, although not quite so much on 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey as he did on his last decade of records. Unlike its immediate predecessor, 2008's Lucky Old Sun, Hemingway's Whiskey isn't simply lazy: it's slow but it's burnished and classy, not quite as literary as the Guy Clark title track might initially indicate, but surely handsome, its seamless weaving of guitars being the aural equivalent of high thread count sheets. By moving so slow, it seems assured the way only a work by a major star can, and if Chesney isn't especially curious about expanding his horizons -- he doesn't attempt anything new, he still dresses his Garth Brooks moves in guitars from U2, his history extends as far back as 1998, the year when George Jones originally recorded "Small Y'all" and he's respectful enough to bring the Possum in for a duet -- he's at least never sounds disinterested in his work. If anything, he's a little too obsessive about his studio craft, polishing his hand-picked songs -- Chesney long ago ceding the writing spotlight to others, penning only one tune here, relying on such writers as Scotty Emerick, Deana Carter, Matraca Berg, and David Lee Murphy -- so they all bear his same relaxed signature, winding up with an album that's cohesive because it's monochromatic. Then again, monochromatic can also be read as reliable, giving the people what they want, and with Chesney, that's an easy, relaxed good time; it's just that, now that he's in his forties, he makes records designed for a quiet weekend afternoon at home instead of a Friday night kegger. [The album was also released with a pair of bonus tracks and a DVD of bonus material.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2010
Label:
Bna Entertainment
UPC:
0886977631122
catalogNumber:
776311

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Boys of Fall  - Kenny Chesney
  2. Live a Little  - Kenny Chesney
  3. Coastal  - Kenny Chesney
  4. You and Tequila  - Grace Potter
  5. Seven Days  - Kenny Chesney
  6. Small Y'all  - Kenny Chesney
  7. Where I Grew Up  - Kenny Chesney
  8. Reality  - Kenny Chesney
  9. Round and Round  - Kenny Chesney
  10. Somewhere With You  - Kenny Chesney
  11. Hemingway's Whiskey  - Kenny Chesney
  12. Ain't Ever Going Back Again  - Kenny Chesney
  13. I Didn't Get Here Alone  - Kenny Chesney

Disc 2

  1. Thanks, From Kenny  - Kenny Chesney
  2. Setting 'Em Up  - Kenny Chesney
  3. The Boys of Fall  - Kenny Chesney
  4. Live a Little  - Kenny Chesney
  5. Coastal  - Kenny Chesney
  6. You and Tequila  - Grace Potter
  7. Seven Days  - Kenny Chesney
  8. Small Y'all  - Kenny Chesney
  9. Where I Grew Up  - Kenny Chesney
  10. Reality  - Kenny Chesney
  11. Round and Round  - Kenny Chesney
  12. Somewhere With You  - Kenny Chesney
  13. Hemingway's Whiskey  - Kenny Chesney
  14. Ain't Ever Going Back Again  - Kenny Chesney
  15. I Didn't Get Here Alone  - Kenny Chesney
  16. Knocking 'Em Back  - Kenny Chesney
  17. Credits  - Kenny Chesney

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Chesney   Primary Artist
Paul Overstreet   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Pat Buchanan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon   Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon   Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
Randy McCormick   Keyboards
Larry Paxton   Bass
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Gut String Guitar
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals
Mark Beckett   Drums
Scotty Emerick   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Taylor   Accordion
Wyatt Beard   Background Vocals
Grace Potter   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Matraca Berg   Composer
Guy Clark   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Bobby Braddock   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Butch Carr   Engineer
Kenny Chesney   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Larry Paxton   Tic Tac
Even Stevens   Composer
David Lee Murphy   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Deana Carter   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Billy Montana   Composer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Scott McDaniel   Art Direction
Tammie Harris Cleek   Imaging,Photo Production
Justin Luffman   Producer
Dave Turnbull   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Ray Stephenson   Composer
Michael Mobley   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Judy Forde-Blair   Liner Notes,Creative Producer
Joe Leathers   Composer
Jon Stone   Composer
Maurice Miner   Producer
J.T. Harding   Composer

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