North Country [1993]

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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2003
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 077778068327
  • Catalog Number: 780683
  • Sales rank: 80,889

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The Rankin Family Arranger
Chad Irschick Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
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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