It Would Be You

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All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Gary Allan's sophomore effort shows considerable growth since the release of his 1996 debut project, Used Heart for Sale, which seemingly filed away Allan's sharp honky tonk edge. This time out, some of the material reflects the soft pop fluff manufactured and sold as country music by Factory Music City, which don't necessarily show Allan in the best light. There are also moments when Allan sounds too much like fellow honky tonker Mark Chesnutt for his own good. Chalk this up to the Nashville production style. Allan's musical vision has always been firmly rooted in the work of George Jones, Buck Owens, Ernest Tubb, and Merle Haggard. These influences are evident in his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Gary Allan's sophomore effort shows considerable growth since the release of his 1996 debut project, Used Heart for Sale, which seemingly filed away Allan's sharp honky tonk edge. This time out, some of the material reflects the soft pop fluff manufactured and sold as country music by Factory Music City, which don't necessarily show Allan in the best light. There are also moments when Allan sounds too much like fellow honky tonker Mark Chesnutt for his own good. Chalk this up to the Nashville production style. Allan's musical vision has always been firmly rooted in the work of George Jones, Buck Owens, Ernest Tubb, and Merle Haggard. These influences are evident in his cover of Conway Twitty's "She Loves Me, She Don't Love You" and the Marty Stuart/Kostas co-write "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long." Just as listenable are "I've Got a Quarter in My Pocket," "Red Lips, Blue Eyes, Little White Lies," and the only tune on the project that Allan had a hand in writing, "Baby I Will." Although Allan suffers in the face of the marketing blitz that surrounds his young career, this latter material makes up for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 008817001227
  • Catalog Number: 70012
  • Sales rank: 22,186

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Allan Primary Artist, Vocals
Conway Twitty Track Performer
Glen Duncan Fiddle
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Chad Cromwell Drums
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Jack Holder Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar, 9-string Guitar
Steve Nathan Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Gary Nicholson Track Performer
Jamie O'Hara Track Performer
Michael Rhodes Bass
Tom Roady Percussion
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Hank Singer Fiddle
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Dennis Williams Background Vocals
Rivers Rutherford Acoustic Guitar
Odie Blackmon Track Performer
Jake Kelly Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Marty Stuart Composer
Robert Charles Engineer
Greg Droman Engineer
Brent Maher Composer
Brent Rowan Tic Tac
Mark Wright Producer
Trey Bruce Composer
Debra Wingo Imaging
Tim Coyle Engineer
Kent Robbins Composer
Byron Hill Producer
Bill Robinson Composer
Randall Rogers Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Dana Hunt Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go get this CD

    A must have for die-hard Gary Allan fans. His voice is like no other country singer today. When Gary sings a song, it his is forever. He puts his own kind of stamp on it. Raspiness of voice just sends shivers up and down my spine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sophomore Slump Plagues Second Release

    In 1996, Gary Allan's first record, ''Used Heart For Sale'' mixed contemporary ballads with Western Swing. On his second album, ''It Would Be You'', Allan forsakes the latter music all together in favor of the tepid balladry that seems to have so much crossover appeal. With a noted exception of the gorgeous ''I Ain't Running Yet'' and a two-steppin' ''Red Lips, Blue Eyes'', this release sinks beneath a morass of sentimentality that even Allan's talent cannot save.

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    Posted March 16, 2009

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