Lady & Gentlemen

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As concept albums go, LeAnn Rimes' 2011 album Lady & Gentlemen is a good one: a collection of masculine country classics reinterpreted by a female singer. Sometimes, this reinterpretation amounts to little more than swapping a gender -- "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" becomes "The Only Mama That'll Walk the Line," Charlotte in John Anderson's "Swingin'" becomes Charlie -- and some of these songs are standards that have often been sung by either gender ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), but there are a few songs that do feel slightly different when sung by Rimes, including "A Good Hearted Woman" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," neither given a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As concept albums go, LeAnn Rimes' 2011 album Lady & Gentlemen is a good one: a collection of masculine country classics reinterpreted by a female singer. Sometimes, this reinterpretation amounts to little more than swapping a gender -- "The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" becomes "The Only Mama That'll Walk the Line," Charlotte in John Anderson's "Swingin'" becomes Charlie -- and some of these songs are standards that have often been sung by either gender ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), but there are a few songs that do feel slightly different when sung by Rimes, including "A Good Hearted Woman" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," neither given a gender switch yet changing slightly with the perspective shift. Generally, though, Lady & Gentlemen isn't much more than a good straight-ahead covers album, given grit and tradition from co-producers Vince Gill and Darrell Brown, who give John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses" a dusty beer joint kick and Gill's own "When I Call Your Name" a soulful sway, and transform Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" into a slow, spooky crawl, all moves that more than compensate for the too frenetic take on "Swingin'." Throughout it all, Rimes hits her marks with ease, and the new version of her breakthrough hit "Blue" illustrates just how far she's come -- how she's become a stronger, more nuanced singer over the years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187920323
  • Catalog Number: 79203
  • Sales rank: 40,906

Album Credits

Performance Credits
LeAnn Rimes Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Anderson Composer
John Conlee Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Steve Stone Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Niko Bolas Engineer
Darrell Brown Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Lionel Delmore Composer
Tim DuBois Composer
Freddy Fender Composer
Ben Fowler Engineer
Vince Gill Arranger, Composer, Producer
Connie Harrington Composer
John Hobbs Producer
Bill Mack Composer
Justin Niebank Producer, Engineer
Curly Putman Composer
Brian Scheuble Engineer
Pee Wee Maddux Composer
Drew Bollman Engineer
LeAnn Rimes Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Sonya Isaacs Composer
George Baber Composer
Jimmy Yeary Composer
Shane McAnally Composer
Brandy Clark Composer
Ivy J. Bryant Composer
Jessie Dillon Composer
Pyder Brown Engineering Intern
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  • Posted October 1, 2011

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    Amazing Album

    Leann did a great job on this album. Her voice sounds so amazing on this cd. It is great that she payed tribute to some great country singers by covering their songs. I think this is one of her best albums ever. Any Leann fans should buy this album. They will not regret it at all.
    Leann fan since 1996.

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