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Live Wherever You Are
     

Live Wherever You Are

by Jack Ingram
 
Jack Ingram's Live Wherever You Are is a strange little album. It is live for the most part, though its title track was recorded in the studio, and "Never Knocked Me Down," comes from a CMT Outlawsbroadcast. The rest is taken from various stages and places along the road, and the record sounds like that -- too chopped up. The editing process tried hard

Overview

Jack Ingram's Live Wherever You Are is a strange little album. It is live for the most part, though its title track was recorded in the studio, and "Never Knocked Me Down," comes from a CMT Outlawsbroadcast. The rest is taken from various stages and places along the road, and the record sounds like that -- too chopped up. The editing process tried hard to capture the flow of a single gig, but it still comes across as a reflection of its title. There's nothing wrong with this per se, but as it is, Live Wherever You Are feels more like a stopgap between studio albums just to have something on the market. There are some great performances here, such as his read of "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," and "Goodnight Moon," and some silly ones, too, that appear to be novelty crowd-pleasers like "Happy Happy (Country Country)." Ingram can be a truly electrifying performer, but that has never been captured on his studio recordings. Perhaps he wants to keep those two parts of his vocation separate. But the bottom line is, that when a set is constructed like this one is, so abruptly in feel without normal transitions, something gets lost; and it feels like that here. Some songs really burn, while others feel out of place in line.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Big Machine Records
UPC:
0857787001009
catalogNumber:
100902
Rank:
86678

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Ingram   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Keyboards
Bukka Allen   Piano,Hammond Organ
Larry Franklin   Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Robert Kearns   Bass
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Doug Kahan   Bass
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Michael Rojas   Organ,Piano
Pete Coatney   Drums
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar,Sitar
Tommy Harden   Drums
Jens Pinkernell   Electric Guitar
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar
Danielle Peck   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Waylon Jennings   Composer
Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Todd Snider   Composer
Bukka Allen   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Malcolm Harper   Engineer
Jack Ingram   Composer
Terry McBride   Composer
Gwil Owen   Composer
Jared Tuten   Engineer
Jeffrey Williamson   Live Sound Engineer
Will Kimbrough   Composer
Gus Salmon   Composer
Bill Longhorse   Composer
Jay Knowles   Composer
George Couri   Management
Jason Kyle   Engineer
Scott Borchetta   Executive Producer
Jeremy Stover   Composer,Producer

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