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Let Them Be Little

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Billy Dean opens Let Them Be Little with a thundering, urgently delivered appeal to make the most of every moment we have on earth, and he puts this philosophy into practical application throughout the disc. Positive and upbeat, the tunes celebrate living, loving, the country life, family, childhood, and friends, their themes fueled by aggressive country rock in arrangements laced with thundering drums, scorching guitar licks, keening fiddle interjections, and some tasty keyboard and organ underpinnings. Vocally, Dean attacks the songs with conviction and no small amount of ferocity. He also co-wrote all but one track -- a kicked-up version of John Denver's "Thank God ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Billy Dean opens Let Them Be Little with a thundering, urgently delivered appeal to make the most of every moment we have on earth, and he puts this philosophy into practical application throughout the disc. Positive and upbeat, the tunes celebrate living, loving, the country life, family, childhood, and friends, their themes fueled by aggressive country rock in arrangements laced with thundering drums, scorching guitar licks, keening fiddle interjections, and some tasty keyboard and organ underpinnings. Vocally, Dean attacks the songs with conviction and no small amount of ferocity. He also co-wrote all but one track -- a kicked-up version of John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" -- and Dean's inspired performance makes it pretty clear that he believes every word he sings. The fleeting nature of childhood informs the title song's balladic plea, with soaring, string-laden choruses taking off from subtly rendered, vividly detailed verses describing the tactile joys of child rearing. Other standouts here include "Eyes," a banjo- and fiddle-fired ode to new love; "Good Love Gone Bad," a rare foray into heartbreak, country-rooted with an '80s power ballad shading; and the go-for-it stomper, "Swinging for the Fence." Apropos of his meaty topics, Billy Dean leaves the listener with a lot to chew on.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2005
  • Label: Curb Mod Afw
  • UPC: 715187886223
  • Catalog Number: 78862
  • Sales rank: 92,774

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Dean Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sam Bush Mandolin
Matt Rollings Piano
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Mike Brignardello Bass, Bass Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
David Harvey Mandolin
Joe Hogue Keyboards
Jim Hoke Harmonica
John Jarvis Piano
Paul Leim Drums
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes Bass, Bass Guitar
Scott Sanders Steel Guitar
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Tim Akers Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Dan Needham Drums
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar
Kim Parent Background Vocals
Marcia Ramirez Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders Steel Guitar
Kevin Haynie Banjo
Marty Slayton Background Vocals
Shannon Forest Drums
Ray Barnette Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Billy Dean Composer, Producer
Lari White Producer, Audio Production
Chuck Cannon Composer
Joe Hogue Programming
Paul Jenkins Engineer
Richard Leigh Composer
Paul Nelson Composer
John Sommers Composer
Craig White Engineer
Chuck Jones Composer
Dan Rudin Engineer
Richie McDonald Composer
Eric Legg Engineer
Glenn Sweitzer Art Direction
Ray Barnette Composer, Producer, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This album is great!!!!! If you haven't heard it already, I would go out and buy it NOW!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So True!

    This is a very beautiful song and it brings me to tears everytime! (Let Them Be Little) Rest of the CD is also very good.

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