Ride

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shelly Fairchild is young, pretty, and sassy, everything that a mainstream country singer should be in the mid-2000s, at least in marketing terms. If that's all that she was, she'd be the equivalent of the crass Keith Anderson -- a good-looking empty space, eager to shill for anybody who looks his way -- but Fairchild has a powerful, bluesy voice and a genuine charisma on record that makes her 2005 debut, Ride, a pretty cool little record. She's not immune to a lot of the trends of modern country -- in fact, she's not a Shania-styled diva, she's a creature of the post-Gretchen Wilson world, where female singers are encouraged to be a little rowdy, have some ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shelly Fairchild is young, pretty, and sassy, everything that a mainstream country singer should be in the mid-2000s, at least in marketing terms. If that's all that she was, she'd be the equivalent of the crass Keith Anderson -- a good-looking empty space, eager to shill for anybody who looks his way -- but Fairchild has a powerful, bluesy voice and a genuine charisma on record that makes her 2005 debut, Ride, a pretty cool little record. She's not immune to a lot of the trends of modern country -- in fact, she's not a Shania-styled diva, she's a creature of the post-Gretchen Wilson world, where female singers are encouraged to be a little rowdy, have some twang in both their voice and music. And while she indulges in a little bit of name-dropping associations -- just like how Wilson knows the words to every Tanya Tucker song on "Redneck Girl," Fairchild listens to B.B. King, Merle, and "Free Bird" on different tracks -- she's far removed from Big & Rich's calculated, gonzo hucksterism. Instead, with the assistance of producers Buddy Cannon and Kenny Greenberg, that mildly wild spirit is channeled into a disciplined Nashville production that's canny enough to keep Fairchild loose and lively, and have the music be just as vigorous. It's well-crafted, built upon a strong set of songs, and it pulls off the nifty trick of being classic Nashville product yet fresh and vibrant, due to Fairchild's consistently engaging performances. The result is a fun, infectious first album that, like Miranda Lambert's similar debut, announces the arrival a potentially major star.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828767799421
  • Catalog Number: 77994
  • Sales rank: 387,835

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kiss Me (3:04)
  2. 2 Ready to Fall (3:31)
  3. 3 Tiny Town (3:18)
  4. 4 You Don't Lie Here Anymore (2:47)
  5. 5 I Want to Love You (3:33)
  6. 6 Eight Crazy Hours (In the Story of Love) (3:57)
  7. 7 Down into Muddy Water (3:53)
  8. 8 Ride (3:22)
  9. 9 Time Machine (3:08)
  10. 10 I'm Goin' Back (3:31)
  11. 11 Fear of Flying (4:55)
  12. 12 [Untitled Track]
  13. 13 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shelly Fairchild Primary Artist
Ashley Cleveland Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Chip Davis Background Vocals
David Angell Violin
Pat Buchanan Harmonica
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
David Davidson Violin
Dan Dugmore Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Chris Dunn Trombone
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Tim Hensley Banjo
Steven Herrman Trumpet
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rob Ickes Dobro
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Chris McHugh Percussion, Drums
Steve Nathan Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Larry Paxton Bass
Darrell Scott Acoustic Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Stephony Smith Background Vocals
Dan Tyminski Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Dennis Linde Composer
Pat McLaughlin Composer
Buddy Cannon Producer
Greg Droman Engineer
Kenny Greenberg Producer
Sonny LeMaire Composer
Darrell Scott Composer
Stephony Smith Composer
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Bill Kenner Composer
Patrick Murphy Engineer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Gordie Sampson Composer
Tony Castle Engineer
Gary Loyd Composer
Leslie Satcher Composer
Lisa Carver Composer
Rendy Lovelady Management
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Clayton Mills Composer
Deb Haus Art Direction, Artist Development
Sylvia Meiler Creative Producer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Shelly Fairchild Composer
Tracy McGlocklin Management
John Baldwin Digital Editing
Chris Tompkins Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome bluesy country rock !

    THis is one of the best CD's of this genre that I have bought in a long time - Shelly has a phenomenal voice . On the ballads , she sings with heart wrenching pathos and she really rocks in like a bluesy Southern rocker on many tracks . This is a 5 star CD and is a hidden jewel. buy it -you will be so glad you did , I guarantee it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow! Nice!

    This cd is really good. Shelly has a beautiful voice. The songs are catchy and they flow well. Not too country and yet not really pop like.

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