One More Day

One More Day

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by Diamond Rio
     
 
When it comes to tight group harmony and energetic ensemble instrumental work, Diamond Rio are pretty much state of the art as contemporary country goes, and One More Day continues the sextet's winning streak. The album's 13 songs hail from the pens of some of Nashville's top tunesmiths, and the band's accessible country-pop approach is peppered with pleasant

Overview

When it comes to tight group harmony and energetic ensemble instrumental work, Diamond Rio are pretty much state of the art as contemporary country goes, and One More Day continues the sextet's winning streak. The album's 13 songs hail from the pens of some of Nashville's top tunesmiths, and the band's accessible country-pop approach is peppered with pleasant surprises. There's a lovely bluegrass rendition of J. D. Souther's "Hearts Against the Wind," featuring close, heartfelt harmonies and evocative mandolin lines. Bluegrass inflections also spice the tender childhood reminiscences of "Sweet Summer." "I'm Already Gone" starts off like a folk-rock lament for lost love and turns into a soaring ode to new love. Something old, something new -- Diamond Rio have mastered the art of challenging themselves while at the same time refining their distinctive signature sound.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Cohoon
The key word with Arista Nashville's Diamond Rio is "consistent." This band is probably one of the finest in the business when it comes to developing a sound all its own and maintaining that sound over time. When the sound is as harmonious as Diamond Rio's, a solid album is a given. One More Day remains in the thread of its predecessors; the incredible lead vocals of Marty Roe still float on the breeze of Gene Johnson's mandolin and Jimmy Olander's guitar. The Sunday morning choir harmonies are there too. The title cut, clearly the album's powerhouse cut, has the distinction of occupying the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart more than once. "Stuff" is a fun yet insightful tune about how we tend to measure our success in life by how many material things we accumulate. "Sweet Summer" is the epitome of what songwriting is all about. The essence of time is captured here in reminiscences of running home and getting your money before the ice cream man was gone. Chely Wright appears on the CD as well, sharing vocals on the ballad "I'm Trying." If any flaw can be found here it would be the band's choice not to experiment with new sound, but then again, why tamper with a good thing?

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2001
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078636799926
catalogNumber:
67999

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diamond Rio   Primary Artist
Gene Johnson   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Jimmy Olander   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Brian Prout   Drums
Marty Roe   Vocals
Dan Truman   Keyboards
Dana Williams   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Chely Wright   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Diamond Rio   Producer
Anderson   Composer
Mike Clute   Producer,Engineer
Mark Springer   Composer
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Marv Green   Composer
Michael D. Clute   Producer,Engineer
Michael Dunlaney   Composer

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One More Day 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this song really makes me feel better when I feel sad. Anyway, this song is sad and happy at the same time. Sad: Because, the person he misses is gone. The lyrics are too. Happy: The person is remembering the happy times the person had with his friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On One More Day, Diamond Rio again demonstrates that they are no doubt the finest musicians in a town full of fine musicians, with a fabulous selection of songs that show off the vocal harmonies and musical talents to the absolute best. There is a reason that this group is still charting songs and putting out great music eleven years after their first single hit this chart. BUY THIS ALBUM and after you do you''ll want to come back in here and buy any Diamond Rio album that you don' already own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best cd that Diamond Rio has done! From the fast paced-tongue twisting lyrics of 'That's Just That' to the harmony filled 'Hearts Against the Wind' and 'Til the Heartache's Gone', this album will keep you listening from beginning to end. 'Sweet Summer' is full of memories from your childhood days. Buy it and I can guarantee you will be back wanting more from the boys of Diamond Rio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel that ''One More Day'' is one of the best songs I have ever heard. It displays emotion, sweetness , and a caring sense about it. I really towards the next big hit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it kind of hit me where it hurts. for the i've been this situation and when i first heard it, like i sid it really hit home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I don't know how to start ! These guys ( Diamond Rio) are the best in the business. Music is incredible and the voice is simply superb. Adding to the best lyric of ''One More Day'' song is the emotional touch given to the singing of this song. I would rate this song as the best song I've ever heard till this date. I think this band has such a great coordination and they are so talented, one wouldn't surprised if they come out with more and more suuch classics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"One More Day" is the best song RIO has come out with. This song should have been on their albums, especially "Platinum" from the time it was produced but they missed the mark. Absolutely a block buster and without a doubt one of the best they've done. Thanks for the memories Diamond RIO.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song 'One More Day' is one of the most bittersweet songs I've ever heard, but it's one that pulls at your heartstrings. You can't help but love the song. It was played at my grandfather's funeral, so it has an emotional connection with me I think everyone has that one person they would like to have 'one more day with'.