Shine

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Shine is Martina McBride's first recording in two years, following up her successful album Waking Up Laughing. While the previous album was entirely self-produced -- a rare reward in Nashville, but one McBride earned with a string of platinum selling recordings -- on this set she is listed as a co-producer with the veteran Dan Huff. As is customary, husband John recorded and engineered the set. McBride has long been associated with anthemic songs, and an album by her without them would seem incomplete; in other words, there have to be real showcases for that incredibly powerful singing voice of hers, and Shine is no exception. The album's first single, "I Just Call You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Shine is Martina McBride's first recording in two years, following up her successful album Waking Up Laughing. While the previous album was entirely self-produced -- a rare reward in Nashville, but one McBride earned with a string of platinum selling recordings -- on this set she is listed as a co-producer with the veteran Dan Huff. As is customary, husband John recorded and engineered the set. McBride has long been associated with anthemic songs, and an album by her without them would seem incomplete; in other words, there have to be real showcases for that incredibly powerful singing voice of hers, and Shine is no exception. The album's first single, "I Just Call You Mine," has the big swelling choruses, enormous string arrangements, wailing electric guitars, and singing pedal steel -- all with larger than life drums by Matt Chamberlain -- fits that bill. The set opener, "Wrong Baby Wrong," is another trope in McBride's arsenal in that it contains an uplifiting message of perseverance in tough times all set to a catchy, insistent, guitar-based rocker complete with power chords in the intro. What's most compelling about Shine, though, is its sound. In many ways, McBride has always been among the most contemporary sounding of her peers while always maintaining a sound of her own. Not so this time out. In fact, this disc sounds more like a Keith Urban record than it does one of McBride's. And that's not necessarily a criticism, just a bit of a shock. Musically it's consistent all the way through. The songs are all of a piece and flow seamlessly from one another. Textures are also remarkably similar, but the difference is the rock & roll sound at the heart of Shine. And make no mistake, McBride can sing rock as well as anything else she sets her mind to. Check the wildly celebratory single "Ride," with its shuffling, big drums and chugging guitars (which feel almost like outtakes from .38 Special's hit book) and the gradually ascending chorus. That said, even the ballads come across with a very modern slant -- check the faux Celtic "Wild Rebel Rose," or the breakup anthem "Walk Away," that gives way to rock in the chorus with its Urban-esque banjo textures flowing through the drums, pedal steel and power chords with a lilting fiddle tag. The set closes with another McBride trademark, the big, sophisticated adult contemporary ballad disguised as contemporary country music -- the one thing here Keith Urban wouldn't attempt on one of his own records: "Lies." A lone piano accompanies the vocalist through a heartwrenching verse. It threatens to explode at every turn, especially when the strings enter, but the tension just builds as synths, a slow, funereal snare and bass drum, and a dollop of acoustic guitar come in. Finally, two thirds of the way through, it does, but it's McBride's voice exploding over the top of the instrumentation that never competes with her. It remains staid so she can allow the catharsis to come pouring out. This is a solid, consistent date all the way through that is evidence of McBride's long chart success.
Billboard
Over 17 years, Martina McBride has gone from country singer to country queen. She's produced two of her 10 albums; she owns Blackbird Studio, one of Nashville's premier recording facilities; and she's sold 13.2 million albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But in this era of declining music sales, even being royalty isn't enough. For "Shine," McBride teamed with Dann Huff, who produces Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban, for a fresh perspective on her sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886973419021
  • Catalog Number: 734190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong (3:41)
  2. 2 I Just Call You Mine (4:20)
  3. 3 Sunny Side Up (3:01)
  4. 4 Walk Away (3:45)
  5. 5 I'm Trying (4:01)
  6. 6 What Do I Have to Do (3:41)
  7. 7 Don't Cost a Dime (3:12)
  8. 8 Ride (3:52)
  9. 9 You're Not Leaving Me (3:45)
  10. 10 Wild Rebel Rose (3:55)
  11. 11 Lies (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martina McBride Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
David Angell Violin
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Connie Ellisor Violin
Shannon Forrest Drums
Jim Grosjean Viola
Dann Huff Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Charles Judge Percussion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh Drums
The Nashville String Machine Strings, Track Performer
Steve Nathan Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Pamela Sixfin Violin, Concert Master
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Glenn Worf Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Mandolin
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Tim Akers Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz Cello
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Jerry Flowers Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Carolyn Dawn Johnson Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Sarah Buxton Background Vocals
Jenifer Wrinkle Background Vocals
Kirsten Cassel Cello
Donald Clive Davidson Violin
Technical Credits
Robert Ellis Orrall Composer
Martina McBride Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Steve Bishir Engineer
Jess Cates Composer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Producer, Audio Production
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Gerald O'Brien Composer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Darrell Scott Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Andrew Dorff Composer
Michael Davey Composer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Ty Lacy Composer
Mark Irwin Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Allen Ditto Engineer
Brad Warren Composer
Scott McDaniel Art Direction
Tania Hancheroff Composer
Jesse Walker Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Tammie Harris Cleek Imaging
John McBride Engineer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Troy Verges Composer
Catt Gravitt Composer
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Nathan Chapman Composer
Josh Kear Composer
Liz Rose Composer
David Paul Campbell String Arrangements
Chris Tompkins Composer
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