Shadow on the Ground

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Shadow on the Ground is straightforward honky tonk music, sung with such plaintive comfortable ease by James Hand that it's hard to believe he hadn't made a more prominent living as a recording artist prior to this release, issued when he was in his mid-fifties. While all but one of the songs (a cover of "Mona Lisa") is an original composition, Hand's style itself isn't too original. It's classic honky tonk with no bows to Nashville trends of the previous 30 years, and for that matter no particular influence from more alternative developments in country music during that time. Within those strictures, he's versatile, capable of fast-moving rollers ("The Parakeet"), ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Shadow on the Ground is straightforward honky tonk music, sung with such plaintive comfortable ease by James Hand that it's hard to believe he hadn't made a more prominent living as a recording artist prior to this release, issued when he was in his mid-fifties. While all but one of the songs (a cover of "Mona Lisa") is an original composition, Hand's style itself isn't too original. It's classic honky tonk with no bows to Nashville trends of the previous 30 years, and for that matter no particular influence from more alternative developments in country music during that time. Within those strictures, he's versatile, capable of fast-moving rollers ("The Parakeet"), heart-tugging weepers ("Just a Heart"), numbers with a slight Tex-Mex or country swing feel, and straightforward stompers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661325425
  • Catalog Number: 613254
  • Sales rank: 106,534

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Want Me Too (2:35)
  2. 2 Mona Lisa (2:53)
  3. 3 Just a Heart (3:26)
  4. 4 The Parakeet (2:21)
  5. 5 Floor to Crawl (2:48)
  6. 6 What Little I Got Left (2:27)
  7. 7 The Pain of Loving You (3:05)
  8. 8 Ain't a Goin' (2:32)
  9. 9 Midnight Run (3:21)
  10. 10 Leavin' for Good (3:00)
  11. 11 Don't Depend on Me (3:25)
  12. 12 Men Like Me Can Fly (2:11)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Hand Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ray Benson Electric Guitar
Cindy Cashdollar Steel Guitar
Lloyd Maines Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jason Roberts Fiddle
David Sanger Drums
Speedy Sparks Bass
Wes Hightower Harmony
Eddie Rivers Steel Guitar
Will Indian Electric Guitar
Sam Seifert Electric Guitar, Harmony
Kevin C. Smith Bass
John McGlothlin Drums
Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Liner Notes
Ray Benson Producer
Jay Livingston Composer
Lloyd Maines Producer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Rob Patterson Liner Notes
James Hand Composer
Deborah Perry Management
Adam Odor Engineer
Sam Seifert Engineer
Rich Chapla Producer
Todd McMullen Director, Producer
Jason Patric Producer
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