Need You Now

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Lady Antebellum prefaced the release of Need You Now by issuing its title track as a single; it reached the top spot on the country charts and stayed there for five straight weeks. It was their second number one, and they wasted no time following it with "American Honey," which appeared a mere two months before this set was in stores. This singing/songwriting trio -- lead vocalists Charles Kelly and Hillary Scott, with multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Dave Haywood -- understand how Nashville works, and they know how to work it. On their sophomore effort, they stick very close to the formula of their debut: a slew of mid- and uptempo love songs, a sad ballad, and a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Lady Antebellum prefaced the release of Need You Now by issuing its title track as a single; it reached the top spot on the country charts and stayed there for five straight weeks. It was their second number one, and they wasted no time following it with "American Honey," which appeared a mere two months before this set was in stores. This singing/songwriting trio -- lead vocalists Charles Kelly and Hillary Scott, with multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Dave Haywood -- understand how Nashville works, and they know how to work it. On their sophomore effort, they stick very close to the formula of their debut: a slew of mid- and uptempo love songs, a sad ballad, and a couple of rocked-up good-time tunes, all self-written with some help from some of Nashville's most respected writers. Kelly's baritone is emotive, expressive, and deep in the pocket, no matter what he's singing. He shines on the soft rocking "Love This Pain," which could have been a single. Scott's voice is a little less distinctive, but she does possess a unique form of phrasing and reaches deeply into her protagonist's personal situations, whether it's the celebratory good-time girl in "American Honey" or the wildly-in-love mature woman on "Hold on Tight." The group party anthem on the set -- an obligatory addition these days -- is "Stars Tonight," which contains more than a few clichés, but has a killer guitar riff and an infectious chorus. With co-production from Paul Worley, Lady Antebellum prove there is no sophomore slump on Need You Now. Here, the band's seamless, polished, and savvy brand of contemporary country is even more consistent than it was on their debut; it's virtually flawless in its songwriting, production, and performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099969770227
  • Catalog Number: 97702
  • Sales rank: 3,892

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lady Antebellum Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
Bruce Bouton Dobro
Chad Cromwell Drums
David Davidson Violin
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Paul Worley Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Michael Rojas Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Hammond B3
Monisa Angell Viola
Craig Young Bass
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Dave Haywood Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Elizabeth Lamb Viola
Jason "Slim" Gambill Electric Guitar, Soloist
Rob McNelley Electric Guitar, Soloist
David Huff Percussion, Tambourine
Sari Reist Cello
Busbee Piano
Technical Credits
Monty Powell Composer
Kristin Wilkinson Composer, String Arrangements
Craig Wiseman Composer
Paul Worley Producer
Erik Hellerman Engineer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Tony Lane Composer
Clarke Schleicher Engineer
Jerry Flowers Composer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Jason Sellers Composer
Anna Wilson Composer
Dave Haywood Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Hillary Scott Composer
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Cary Barlowe Composer
David Huff Loop Programming
Shane Stevens Composer
Josh Kear Composer
Marv Green Composer
Lady Antebellum Producer
Charles Kelley Composer
Tom Douglas Composer
Busbee Composer
David Lee Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Lady Antebellum- Need You Now

    I really liked this purchase. The CD arrived in good condition, there was a little delay in shipping but that wasn't a big deal. The CD was great and I would recommend this CD to fans of country music. They will enjoy the songs and some of them will hit you on a personal level. It would be a good addition to any CD collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Surprisingly Good

    I bought it for the song Need you now and surprisingly liked the rest of the cd too. I typically don't listen to country but this one is not your typical country cd. So if you like the song Need you now I would recommend this cd and you might be surpised like I was and like the whole cd.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    great

    This is a great example of cross-over style of music. I'm a jazz lover who listens to lots of modern rock & roll, but I love Lady Antebellum too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    On-line buying with Barnes and Noble - highly recommended if going to the store is not an option

    Quality and delivery time was as promised. My favorite way of buying books, etc. is through the store. But, if that is not an option, on-line buying is a really good Barnes and Noble experience.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Amazing

    Love this group. I am a fan of many genre of music and this covers the cross over(s) to a T. The harmony, genuine emotion, the heart felt.... everything....is perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2010

    Go for it

    Living outside the USA you can only buy the international version of this album. Brought to my attention by a friend, there's an american edition of the album with slide guitar. That's my thing. After a long look B&N was the place to be. NO REGRETS at all buying the american version, i like this much better. It's more country than the international version. I'd almost say "shame on you LadyA" but than again i know the international market doesn't want real country.
    LadyA congratulations on your CMA for best vocal group and song of the year.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    it is awesome

    LOVE THE SONGS, LOVE THE MUSIC, IS VERY SOOTHING TO PLAY AT NIGHT... OR WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING.
    LOVE IT.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    this band is the best country band

    I love Lady Antebellum. They have to be the best country band out there right now. They have such good harmony in their voices. I highly recommend anyone who loves country music to buy this album and any other album they come out with. You will not be disappointed with your purchase. The first time I heard there music I fell in love with it. It is great dance music. I can't wait until they come out with a new album, I will be buying it right away. They hace tons of hit singles. I find them to be original and emotional when I listen to there music. Buy it and enjoy this great music.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love This CD

    This group just keeps getting better. I thought I loved their first CD but this one is even better. They're part country, part rock. I am not a particular fan of country music but this album is one of my favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great album

    Need You Now is a great album and I would highly recommend. Love it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE IT!!!!!!

    THIS CD IS SO GREAT!!!! I LOVE LISTENING TO IT IN MY CAR ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL. IT JUST GETS ME IN THE RIGHT MOOD IT HAS SUCH GREAT LYRICS, MY FAVORITE SONG IS "NEED YOU NOW"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice cd

    Great voices and harmonizing

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great..

    I really like this CD, I think the group has great vocals and harmony. This band has a lot of Star potential and I hope they go far! This is the first CD I've bought in about 2 years, and I'm very glad I did. I would recommend this to my friends and family.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth waiting for!!

    I ordered this before it was released. I had to wait a month until the 26th of January, but it was totally worth the wait!! The blend of voices and the instruments together make a great CD. I love Lady Antebellum.....every single song is good on this CD. I would recommend you buy it if you like Lady "A" because after you receive this CD you won't like them anymore....you'll LOVE them! My favorites? "Need You Now" and "American Honey"!! You can't go wrong with this selection!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic CD

    After Garth Brooks retired I slowly got out of listening to alot of country music and then I heard Lady Antebellum. They are fantastic and so is this CD. Need You Know has become one of my favorite songs and the entire CD is great. I highly recommend getting this CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Need you Now

    Great CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    LOVED IT! I USUALLY ONLY LIKE ONE OR TWO SONGS ON A CD BUT I LOVED ALL THE SONGS ON THIS CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Hint of Summer

    This is the time of year I generally reserve for melancholic or at least mellow tunes. But after watching Lady Antebellum on the Grammy's, I decide to cave and by this album. I already knew I liked the title track and find myself at random points in the day singing the lyric, "It's a quarter after 1, I'm a little drunk and I need you now." "Hello World" gave me chills, while tears pricked my eyes. During "Perfect Day," I couldn't help but wish I was at the lake. I loved "Ready to Love Again" and "Love This Pain." The album has a good variety of styles yet remains cohesive. It's rare to find an album anymore that you want to listen to all the way through without skipping tracks. Lady Antebellum's "Be Here Now" proves to be the exception. Listening to this album is like finding a warm, sunny piece of summer in the middle of winter.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    shine on

    like this band, my daughter 2 years old loves it too, especially 2 songs (on TV), should win grammy, sure, good luck!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    got to have it

    these 3 are awesome!!!their writing and performance is superb!! A grammy should be forthcoming on Jan. 31. go Lady A!!!

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