In Time

In Time

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by The Mavericks
     
 

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Although they first broke into the limelight marketed as a country act in the 1990s, Miami's Mavericks, led by the soaring, Roy Orbison-like vocals of singer Raul Malo, and with a sound that blended country elements with Tex-Mex, Latin, and Cuban touches, along with pure pop, proved to be a little too diverse (OK, a lot diverse) for theSee more details below

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Although they first broke into the limelight marketed as a country act in the 1990s, Miami's Mavericks, led by the soaring, Roy Orbison-like vocals of singer Raul Malo, and with a sound that blended country elements with Tex-Mex, Latin, and Cuban touches, along with pure pop, proved to be a little too diverse (OK, a lot diverse) for the narrow confines of Nashville's version of commercial country. The band parted ways as the decade closed, reunited for a single album in 2003, then split up again while Malo, always the focal point and the main songwriter in the group, went on to release several solo albums that explored different genre avenues before the Mavericks reunited once more in 2011. This album, In Time, is the result, and it's a further step away from anything resembling a mainstream country release, incorporating not only the Tex-Mex and Cuban influences the band was known for, but also the rhythms of polkas, tangos, and all manner of approaches, making them closer to a band like Los Lobos than to Tim McGraw or Jason Aldean, or whoever passes for the face of country music these days. Malo co-produced this set (with Niko Bolas), and he wrote or co-wrote all of the songs here, and his versatile and incredible vocals are, as they should be, the center of everything. Tracks like the floating shuffle "Back in Your Arms Again," the pop gem "Born to Be Blue," the Roy Orbison-like "That's Not My Name," and the powerful and relentless "(Call Me) When You Get to Heaven" (a stunning, passionate, and wrenching ballad that builds and rises to a honest-to-goodness bolero crescendo) prove that neither Malo nor the rest of the bandmembers have lost nary an inch during the layoff, and if anything, have grown much more explorative and adventurous. To say this album is a return to form wouldn't be quite correct. It's an extension of it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2013
Label:
Valory
UPC:
0843930006618
catalogNumber:
3000661
Rank:
8460

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mavericks   Primary Artist
James House   Guest Appearance
Anderson   Guest Appearance
Paul Deakin   Group Member
Steve Fishell   Guest Appearance
Jim Hoke   Guest Appearance
Raul Malo   Group Member
Ann McCrary   Guest Appearance
Jerry Dale McFadden   Group Member
Tom Peterson   Guest Appearance
Robert Reynolds   Group Member
Jaime Hanna   Guest Appearance
Steve Herman   Guest Appearance
Aaron Till   Guest Appearance
Seth Walker   Guest Appearance
Eddie Perez   Group Member
Regina McCrary   Guest Appearance
Jay Weaver   Guest Appearance
Michael Guerra   Guest Appearance
Alfreda McCrary   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

James House   Composer
Anderson   Composer
Niko Bolas   Producer,Engineer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Richard Dodd   Mastering
Raul Malo   Composer,Producer
Jerry Dale McFadden   Art Direction,Creative Consultant
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Chris Rowe   Engineer
Alan Miller   Composer
Wally Wilson   Composer
Seth Walker   Composer
Eddie Perez   Composer
Nathan Yarborough   Engineer
Liz Rodrigues   Composer

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