High Mileage

High Mileage

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by Alan Jackson
     
 

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Six albums and nearly a decade into his career, perhaps it could be said that Alan Jackson was beginning to rack up the miles in 1998 when he released High Mileage, but he surely doesn't sound ragged or rickety on this typically stellar affair. As always, one of the most impressive things about Jackson is that he never seems forced -- he always sounds relaxedSee more details below

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Six albums and nearly a decade into his career, perhaps it could be said that Alan Jackson was beginning to rack up the miles in 1998 when he released High Mileage, but he surely doesn't sound ragged or rickety on this typically stellar affair. As always, one of the most impressive things about Jackson is that he never seems forced -- he always sounds relaxed and natural, especially on the lazy Western swing of the opener, "Right on the Money," which starts the album off on an appropriately unhurried note. This is a mood that Jackson sustains throughout High Mileage, which is by far the most relaxed album he's made to this point, with even the livelier numbers -- such as the skipping Bakersfield redux of "Another Good Reason," a particularly funny drinking song -- being a little bit subdued, carrying some of the mellow vibe of this ballad-heavy album. This may be long on slow tunes and laid-back melodies, but that doesn't make High Mileage dull. There's a certain level of introspection to the songs, a meditative quality, that gives the album depth, but the songs (half of which are originals) are strong and Jackson's delivery, as ever, is warm and compelling, making High Mileage a startling, rewarding departure from his previous records and proof of his depth as an artist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972288321
catalogNumber:
722883
Rank:
63934

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Violin
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Bob Adcock   Cello
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Brian Dembow   Viola
Steve Dorff   Conductor
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Robbie Flint   Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Danny Groah   Electric Guitar
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Mark Nevers   Overdubs
Katia Popov   Violin
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Keyboards
Bruce Rutherford   Drums
Tom Rutledge   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Daniel Shindaryov   Violin
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Roger Wills   Bass
Glenn Worf   Bass
John Scanlon   Viola
Roman Volodarsky   Violin
Monty Parkey   Piano,Keyboards
Rachel Purkin   Violin
Gil Romero   Violin
Keith Greene   Viola
Vage Ayrikyan   Cello
Pat Johnson   Violin
Bob Becker   Viola

Technical Credits

Steve Dorff   String Arrangements
Alan Jackson   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Mark Nevers   Engineer
Rick Riccio   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Marvin Morrow   Engineer

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