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Revelations
     

Revelations

by Wynonna Judd
 

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Wynonna had no problem with the spotlight; or, as the tabloids regularly revealed, with opening up her private life for all to poke through and ponder. For all of her cultivating of celebrity, her albums continued to turn down the lights and focus on the softer glow of emotional verities her albums. Revelations is another worthy solo

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Wynonna had no problem with the spotlight; or, as the tabloids regularly revealed, with opening up her private life for all to poke through and ponder. For all of her cultivating of celebrity, her albums continued to turn down the lights and focus on the softer glow of emotional verities her albums. Revelations is another worthy solo effort by the younger member of the Judds, the mother-daughter duo through which she first found massive fame. Often somber, and just as often right on the money, she casts a blue tint to several reflective songs that examine spirituality (without sermons) and the quiet discoveries that come with mature relationships. Ballads like "Don't Look Back," "Love By Grace," and "My Angel Is Here" -- all album highlights -- prove how sympathetic her rich, expressive voice can be when applied to a well-written, sensitive lyric. As in the past, she's equally convincing on up-tempo, R&B-infused strutters, such as Delbert McClinton's "Somebody to Love You" or the gospel rave-up "Dance! Shout!" It's a mystery as to why she would include her version of "Free Bird," which previously was released as part of a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album. (Maybe someone should tell her that those people who yelled it out during encores were kidding.) Otherwise, Revelations is just that; a revealing next step by a country music star who understands the power of subtlety in an age that tends to prefer overstatement.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Curb Special Markets
UPC:
0715187884021
catalogNumber:
78840

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Performance Credits

Wynonna Judd   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Wurlitzer
Andrew Gold   Background Vocals
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Piano
Max Carl   Background Vocals
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Terry Christian   Overdubs
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
William "Bill" Greene   Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Jim Hoke   Saxophone
Jim Horn   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Gordon Kennedy   Background Vocals
Terry McMillan   Harp
Jonell Mosser   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Hammond Organ,Synthesizer Strings
Justin Niebank   Overdubs
Tom Roady   Percussion
Steuart Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Willie Weeks   Bass,Drums
Suzy Wills   Background Vocals
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals
Roger "Rock" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Litterall   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Graham Lewis   Engineer
Gary Burr   Composer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Eddie Bayers   Engineer
Tony Brown   Producer
Robert Charles   Engineer
Terry Christian   Engineer,String Overdubs
Steve Dorff   Arranger,String Arrangements
Barry Green   Contributor
Steve Krikorian   Composer
Nashville String Machine   Contributor
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Mike Reid   Composer
Craig White   Engineer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
King Williams   Engineer
Chris Davie   Engineer
Joe Hayden   Engineer
John Coulter   Art Direction

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