North Country [1993]

North Country [1993]

by The Rankin Family
     
 

North Country solidifies the group's wholesome reputation. You can always count on The Rankins for at least one exquisite, stand-out pop melody per recording; that one here is the title track's tribute to Canadian wilderness. The voices of Cookie, Heather, and Raylene Rankin blend effectively with an intuitive sense of harmony. These are pure, attractive voicesSee more details below

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North Country solidifies the group's wholesome reputation. You can always count on The Rankins for at least one exquisite, stand-out pop melody per recording; that one here is the title track's tribute to Canadian wilderness. The voices of Cookie, Heather, and Raylene Rankin blend effectively with an intuitive sense of harmony. These are pure, attractive voices, but with a certain lack of emotional depth that parallels Jimmy and John Morris Rankin's sometimes over-sweetened, keyboard-dominated instrumentation. Three tracks rendered in Gaelic are pleasant, while Lisa Brown overdoses on the group's sugary, "golly-gee" side. For those who prefer eating the icing off the cake.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0077778068327
catalogNumber:
780683
Rank:
72773

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rankin Family   Primary Artist
Scott Alexander   Bass
Claude Desjardins   Synthesizer,Percussion
Michael Francis   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Mandola
Brian Leonard   Percussion,Drums
Boko Suzuki   Synthesizer
Tom Szczesniak   Bass,Accordion
Dave MacIsaac   Acoustic Guitar
Howie MacDonald   Fiddle,Piano
John Morris Rankin   Fiddle,Piano
John Allan Cameron   Shouts,Hollers
Cookie Rankin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Shouts,Hollers
Heather Rankin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Jimmy Rankin   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Snare Drums,Shouts,Hollers
Raylene Rankin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
John Aucoin   Shouts,Hollers
Nina Aucoin   Shouts,Hollers
Michele Silagy   Shouts,Hollers
Wayne McDonald   Shouts,Hollers
Alex Dan Cameron   Shouts,Hollers
Angela Cameron   Shouts,Hollers
Ray Parker   Organ,Synthesizer
Colleen MacDonald   Shouts,Hollers
Steve Smith   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Rankin Family   Arranger
Chad Irschick   Producer,Engineer
John Morris Rankin   Arranger,Composer
Cookie Rankin   Step Dancing
Heather Rankin   Step Dancing
Jimmy Rankin   Composer
Raylene Rankin   Step Dancing
Leon Dubinsky   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Donald Angus Beaton   Composer

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