Here in the Real World

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In 1989, country music honky tonk revivalist Alan Jackson scored his first number one hit with "I'd Love You All Over Again" -- not bad for being only his fifth single. Interestingly enough, it was a ballad, but a hard country ballad nonetheless. The songs sits somewhere in the no man's land between George Jones and Randy Travis, and floats uneasily seeking an edge. The title track is another hard country ballad, and with its sweet lonesome fiddle it was a more logical choice, but what the hell. The bottom line is that while Here in the Real World may not be Jackson's strongest record, it still stands head and shoulders over most of the competition, and that includes Curtain...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In 1989, country music honky tonk revivalist Alan Jackson scored his first number one hit with "I'd Love You All Over Again" -- not bad for being only his fifth single. Interestingly enough, it was a ballad, but a hard country ballad nonetheless. The songs sits somewhere in the no man's land between George Jones and Randy Travis, and floats uneasily seeking an edge. The title track is another hard country ballad, and with its sweet lonesome fiddle it was a more logical choice, but what the hell. The bottom line is that while Here in the Real World may not be Jackson's strongest record, it still stands head and shoulders over most of the competition, and that includes Curtain Shirt Brooks, that is, Garth. Producers Keith Stegall and Scott Hendricks understood that Jackson's country sensibilities are a boon, not a bane, in terms of putting his particular brand of new traditionalism onto the charts. Other winners are the honky tonkers such as "Blue Blooded Woman," "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," and "She Don't Get the Blues," which feels as much like Merle Haggard doing Bob Wills as it does new country. This is a solid effort and established the fact that Jackson was just beginning to come into his own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2001
  • Label: Bmg Special Product
  • UPC: 755174580123
  • Catalog Number: 145801
  • Sales rank: 52,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Jackson Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Steve Gibson Electric Guitar
Eddie Bayers Drums
Harold Bradley Bass, 6-string bass
Jimmy Capps Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle, Violin
Dennis Henson Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Bass
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Larry Paxton Bass
Dave Pomeroy Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Keith Stegall Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Bruce Watkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Hammond Engineer
Scott Hendricks Producer, Engineer
Alan Jackson Composer
Jim McBride Composer
Roger Murrah Composer
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Keith Stegall Composer, Producer
J.B. Engineer
Charlie Craig Composer
Maude Gilman Art Direction
Mark Irwin Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    COUNTRY POET

    Even if you think country isn't your thing, you'll find it really is--once you've heard this album. Alan Jackson has a beautiful voice and his songs--all coming from somewhere deep in that Southern Gentleman's heart--sound like pure gold! There's nothing corny about this sound. It's honest, romantic and absolutely terrific music. If you love this one, start collecting the others in his repertoire!

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