See If I Care

See If I Care

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by Gary Allan
     
 

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One of Gary Allan's gifts is the ability to sing about reckless drinking and fatherhood with the same amount of conviction. It's what makes his fifth release, See If I Care, a pleasing and sincere listen. With lyrics that focus on the changes in attitude one goes through while raising a child, the poignant hit "Tough Little Boys" is the obvious highlight andSee more details below

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One of Gary Allan's gifts is the ability to sing about reckless drinking and fatherhood with the same amount of conviction. It's what makes his fifth release, See If I Care, a pleasing and sincere listen. With lyrics that focus on the changes in attitude one goes through while raising a child, the poignant hit "Tough Little Boys" is the obvious highlight and avoids schmaltz through sincerity. The title cut is another bittersweet winner and the slow, epic "Songs About Rain" is further proof Allan is a master balladeer. True to the Bakersfield aesthetic, the up-tempo numbers go easy on the rock and heavy on the honky tonk. The kicking "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey" sticks in the head for a long time and "Guys Like Me" is an energetic plea to bring back great tunes to the jukebox. The only thing keeping See If I Care from being outstanding is that, while none of the songs here are cliché, some are only fair and the album ends up more of a performer's showcase. Too honest for mainstream country and too darn fun for the alt-country set, Allan comes off as a true maverick with enough charisma and cool to make even medium material sound well done.

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Editorial Reviews

Billboard
This guy makes great records.
Blender - James Hunter
The strongest Southern Californian to storm country since Dwight Yoakam.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008817037028
catalogNumber:
000011102
Rank:
52277

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Allan   Primary Artist
Jim Lauderdale   Background Vocals
Willie Nelson   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Henderson   Electric Guitar
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Richard Bennett   Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Jim Hoke   Harmonica,Accordion
Marabeth Jordan   Background Vocals
Jack Kelly   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Nathan   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Jamie O'Hara   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Hank Singer   Fiddle,Mandolin
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Robby Turner   Steel Guitar
Bergen White   Background Vocals
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Chris Stapleton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jesse Winchester   Composer
Pat McLaughlin   Composer
Craig Allen   Art Direction
Gary Allen   Producer
Harley Allen   Composer
Shawn Camp   Composer
Greg Droman   Engineer
Sean Locke   Composer
Jamie O'Hara   Composer
Trent Summar   Composer
Philip White   Composer
Mark Wright   Producer
Gary Allan   Composer,Producer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Byron Hill   Composer
Todd Gunnerson   Engineer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Brice Long   Composer
M.J. Henderson   Composer
Don Sampson   Composer
John Rich   Composer
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Hardy McGee   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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