In My Wildest Dreams

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On his 1994 debut album In My Wildest Dreams, Kenny Chesney was pretty much packaged and presented as a new Garth Brooks, complete with a big hat and a big production that had its eye on crossover but was still planted within the sound of new traditionalist. And this is indeed the most traditional that Kenny Chesney ever sounded, as he sings Keith Whitley's wry "I Want My Rib Back" and spends his time kicking out lean, hooky country-rockers like the title track, "Whatever It Takes," and "Somebody's Callin," or the swinging Texas barroom anthem "High and Dry." Even the ballads -- "The Tin Man," which he later revived, and "When She Calls Me Baby" -- aren't quite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On his 1994 debut album In My Wildest Dreams, Kenny Chesney was pretty much packaged and presented as a new Garth Brooks, complete with a big hat and a big production that had its eye on crossover but was still planted within the sound of new traditionalist. And this is indeed the most traditional that Kenny Chesney ever sounded, as he sings Keith Whitley's wry "I Want My Rib Back" and spends his time kicking out lean, hooky country-rockers like the title track, "Whatever It Takes," and "Somebody's Callin," or the swinging Texas barroom anthem "High and Dry." Even the ballads -- "The Tin Man," which he later revived, and "When She Calls Me Baby" -- aren't quite as shellacked with gloss as they would be just a year later, making them feel more country even if their heart is already in pop, something that can't quite be said for the rest of the album, which sounds and feels like a full-on new traditionalist country record. And it's very appealing too -- the album is sprightly, a giddy good time, and Chesney already shows signs of being a good writer. The only thing that doesn't quite feel right is Chesney's singing; his twang sounds a bit affected, as if he's trying too hard, which is odd since he'd later make a career out of casual, but that's something that can be discerned only in retrospect. Apart from that, this is a thoroughly appealing debut, although, to be honest, its heavy country vibe doesn't have all that much to do with what he did later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970084024
  • Catalog Number: 700840
  • Sales rank: 78,839

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Chesney Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Don Potter Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Eddie Bayers Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
High and Dry Party Choir Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Tammy Pierce Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes Bass, Bass Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Keyboards
Brent Rowan Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Barry Beckett Producer, Audio Production
Marcia Beverley Art Direction
Kenny Chesney Composer
Pete Greene Engineer
Csaba Petocz Engineer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Ron Keith Cover Photo
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
Carole Ann Jarusinsky Creative Assistance
David Lowe Composer
Mike Geiger Composer
Stacey Slate Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Kenny Chesney stirs my soul!

    I love "Whatever It Takes", but I prefer the version on NFL Country with Peyton Manning. "The Tin Man" echoes my failed marriage, and "In My Wildest Dreams" makes me feel that someone is out there waiting for me, even if it is in my wildest dreams. I love to sing out loud to "I Want My Rib Back", "Angel Loved The Devil", "I'd Love To Change Your Name", along with the other tracks mentioned earlier.

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