Set This Circus Downby Tim McGraw
You don't have to get too far into "The Cowboy in Me," the first cut on Tim McGraw's Set This Circus Down, to realize the country superstar is bringing unusual intensity to this outing. Subsequent cuts don't disappoint -- by the middle of the white-hot love song "You Get Used to Somebody," McGraw is singing with uncommon ferocity, while behind him strings gently swell and a guitar wails and weeps in dramatic counterpoint to the impassioned vocal. But McGraw is even more convincing when he ratchets down the macho a tad. The stately "Forget About Us" is effective precisely because of McGraw's low-key determination to move on at the end of the affair instead of pursuing a lost cause. Similarly, the heartfelt pleading on the light Latin-groove of "Let Me Love You" is gripping because of what's held back. Good songs and powerful but measured performances add up to another winner. In other words, it's business as usual around the McGraw household.
- Release Date:
- Curb Records
- The Cowboy in Me
- You Get Used to Somebody
- Things Change
- Angel Boy
- Forget About Us
- Take Me Away from Here
- Set This Circus Down
- Angry All the Time
- Let Me Love You
- Grown Men Don't Cry
- Why We Said Goodbye
Performance CreditsTim McGraw Primary Artist,Vocals
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
Faith Hill Background Vocals
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Byron Gallimore Guitar (Baritone)
Carl Gorodetzky Conductor
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry Electric Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Rob Mathes Conductor
Val McCallum Electric Guitar
Gene Miller Background Vocals
Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Michael Omartian Conductor
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Jeff Babko Keyboards
Michael J. Henderson Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Technical CreditsJeff Stevens Composer
Tim McGraw Producer,Liner Notes,Concept,Direction
Steve Bogard Composer
Dennis Davis Engineer
Byron Gallimore Producer,Song Assistants
Carl Gorodetzky String Conductor
Julian King Engineer
Randy LeRoy Engineer
Russ Martin Engineer
Rob Mathes Arranger
Michael Omartian Arranger,String Arrangements
John Paterno Engineer
Bruce Robinson Composer
James Stroud Producer
Craig Wiseman Composer
Jed Hackett Engineer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Ricky Cobble Engineer
Ronnie Rivera Engineer
Jeff Burns Engineer
Erik Lutkins Engineer
Michelle Metzger Song Assistants
Glenn Sweitzer Art Direction,Illustrations,Digital Illustration
Samie Barela Engineer
Greg Call Cover Illustration
Missi Gallimore Song Assistants
Clint Brown Engineer
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This CD talks to my soul. I never get tired of listening to the diverse, intense, heart-felt songs.
''Set This Circus Down'' is the seventh album released by country star Tim McGraw. Following the release of his Greatest Hits collection in November of 2000, and a wait of nearly 2 years since his last studio album, this disc gives music fans a treat with 14 new cuts from Tim. As on his past albums, Tim is not scared to try new things, backed up by the track ''Things Change''. The song explores the fact that everything, including music is always changing. At the same time, this album provides more of what his fans have come to expect from Mr. McGraw; great songs and the emotions that Tim packs into each and every one of his songs makes it easy for listeners to relate. There are many stand out tracks on this album. ''Let Me Love You'', ''Telluride'', ''You Get Used To Somebody'', ''Why We Said Goodbye'' and the current single ''Grown Men Don't Cry'' are sure to become fan favorites. Wife Faith Hill provides harmonies on the track ''Angry All The Time'', a song which had everyone raving after the couples Soul2Soul Tour (along with 'Let Me Love You'). If you are a McGraw fan, a country music fan, or a music fan in general, I recommend giving this album a listen. It explores many different songs and many different music styles.
I have been a ¿Tim McGraw Fanatic¿ for several years and patiently waited for the release of his latest CD, Set This Circus Down, and AM NOT DISAPPOINTED!! The songs are incredible and I have yet to find a track that doesn¿t excite me about the possibility of an upcoming tour! The music is exciting, fresh, and something you can listen to over and over again without ever getting bored! Way to go Tim!!
Finally, someone with enough courage to remind all of us, some may have forgotten, that some of the greatest singers revered in music today had to endure cruelty because they dared to be original. Bless you Tim McGraw
I bought this album at K-Mart on sale for $9.00. The only song I wanted was 'Grown Men Don't Cry'. What I found was that the entire album is packed with great tracks. I love 'Telluride' and 'Angry All the Time'. Though inferior to his previous album (A Place In the Sun) it is an awesome cd. Don't go without it.
THIS CD IS GREAT, AND IT HAS ALOT OF HIS HEART IN IT...HE AND FAITH ARE THE REASON I LISTEN TO COUNTRY MUSIC, BECAUSE THEY PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO THEIR MUSIC...ITS NOT JUST WORDS... THIER LOVE IIS A BEAUTIFUL THING....SO IS TIM WOO-HOO
This is a awsome CD!! Go and buy it and you won't be disappointed...''Let Me Love You'' is going to be a hit...along with a lot more on this CD.
Set This Circus Down is Tim's best album. I love every song and recommend this CD to anyone. This CD lifts me up when I'm having a bad day.
I think Tim Mcgraw is an awesome artist and I love him music. My favorite song on the cd is ''set this Circus down'' and ''Angry all the Time'' he really does have what every fan is looking for in a artist. He has good lyrics and sings them with entheusiasm and feeling. I think anyone country music fan would love this cd. Even though I don't have any of his other cds that he has made, im sure they are pretty great just like ''Set this circus down'' He has an extrodanry voice and this is the prefect cd to get a taste of what Tim mcgraw has.
#11 angry all the time, it's more than just a song to me, it's my life and it just amazing in how the song writter and the singer is in my mind and heart.
This album will be the crossover breakout Tim appears to be after. ''Let Me Love You'' should hit the pop charts soon. Overall, another great heart-felt album. Tim Rules
I have all his CD's and each one gets better and this one is by far the best!!!!! It is a great combination of a country and classic rock sounds..It captures your heart and soul!!
Love evrey darn song. How did he do it. I am listning to Grown Men Dont Cry. BUY TODAY.
This is one of his best. I have all of Mr. McGraw's c/ds and this is by far my fav.
Tim nevers dissapoints, With this latest release he still has the magic of tapping into the best songwriters the industry has to offer. All the songs are pure gold. If you have to buy only one album this year, make it 'Set this Circus Down' by Tim McGraw.