Pioneer

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Starting with the threats of "Better Dig Two," there's a swagger that underpins much of Pioneer, the second album from family country-pop trio the Band Perry. This boldness never quite dissipates under the thunderous cloud of big ballads, of which there are many here. Almost all the attitude derives from Kimberly Perry, who retains a sense of palpable defiance even in the quietest moments, her vigor lending passion to music that is deliberately designed to appeal to the widest possible audience as it blurs the line between contemporary country and pop. At times, this desire to be everything to everyone leads to some seriously odd juxtapositions, as on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Starting with the threats of "Better Dig Two," there's a swagger that underpins much of Pioneer, the second album from family country-pop trio the Band Perry. This boldness never quite dissipates under the thunderous cloud of big ballads, of which there are many here. Almost all the attitude derives from Kimberly Perry, who retains a sense of palpable defiance even in the quietest moments, her vigor lending passion to music that is deliberately designed to appeal to the widest possible audience as it blurs the line between contemporary country and pop. At times, this desire to be everything to everyone leads to some seriously odd juxtapositions, as on the shred-guitar fireworks of the coda of "Forever Mine Nevermind" -- a grace note Spinal Tap would have been proud to achieve -- and the gurgling talkbox and mandolin war on "I'm a Keeper." These accidental oddities along with Kimberly Perry's fiercely committed vocals give Pioneer a character it otherwise works overtime to avoid and, for as good as the by-the-books ballads and rocking country are, the moments when the fa├žade slips a bit make this worth hearing as an album and not a collection of singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2013
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537327621
  • Catalog Number: 001817602
  • Sales rank: 614

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Better Dig Two (3:14)
  2. 2 Done (3:25)
  3. 3 Don't Let Me Be Lonely (4:11)
  4. 4 Pioneer (4:18)
  5. 5 Forever Mine Nevermind (3:56)
  6. 6 Night Gone Wasted (3:37)
  7. 7 I Saw A Light (4:08)
  8. 8 Mother Like Mine (3:51)
  9. 9 Chainsaw (3:47)
  10. 10 I'm A Keeper (3:30)
  11. 11 Back To Me Without You (3:56)
  12. 12 End Of Time (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Band Perry Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar, Sitar
Jim Hoke Penny Whistle
Dann Huff Guitar (12 String Electric)
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
David Huff Percussion
Aaron Sterling Drums
Reid Perry Bass
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Neil Perry Bouzouki, Mandolin
Cherie Oakley Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinskly Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar (Resonator)
Ben Krebs Fonts
Technical Credits
Dann Huff Producer
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Brad Paisley Composer
Shane McAnally Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Scott Borchetta Executive Producer
Sean Neff Digital Editing
David Huff Programming, Digital Editing
Sarah Buxton Composer
Rodney Clawson Composer
Matt Ramsey Composer
Reid Perry Composer
Joe Osborne Composer
Brandy Clark Composer
Seth Morton Engineer
Charlie Judge Loop Programming
Neil Perry Composer
Kimberly Perry Composer
Brian Henningsen Composer
Trevor Rosen Composer
Clara Henningsen Composer
Aaron Henningsen Composer
Jacob Bryant Composer
Steve Rusch Engineer
John Davidson Composer
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