Somewhere Down the Road

Somewhere Down the Road

4.2 9
by Amy Grant
     
 
Somewhere Down the Road is something between a new album and a compilation, offering six brand-new recordings balanced with three reissues, a handful of re-recordings, and a few unreleased cuts. It's easy to tell the newer cuts, as they're the ones that bear slight traces of Auto-Tune on Amy's vocals, but all of this is

Overview

Somewhere Down the Road is something between a new album and a compilation, offering six brand-new recordings balanced with three reissues, a handful of re-recordings, and a few unreleased cuts. It's easy to tell the newer cuts, as they're the ones that bear slight traces of Auto-Tune on Amy's vocals, but all of this is cut from a similar cloth: everything marches to a deliberate tempo, everything is well-scrubbed and melodic, everything is friendly and melodic without quite being hooky. If it's not Grant's best-known or compelling music, it is certainly representative of how she's sounded since the turn of the millennium, and since she hasn't done all that much new since then, it's nice to have some new music from her, no matter how modest it is.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
5099969368325
catalogNumber:
93683
Rank:
96327

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Grant   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
John Jorgenson   Guitar
Matt Rollings   Piano
Phil Madeira   Hammond B3
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Vince Gill   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
John Hammond   Drums
Tom Hemby   Guitar
John Hobbs   Organ,Piano
David Hungate   Bass
Gordon Kennedy   Electric Guitar
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Background Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer,Hi String
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Brent Mason   Guitar
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Bassoon,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Mellett   Background Vocals
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Piano,Drums
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar,Octave Mandolin
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Jackie Street   Bass
Tim Akers   Hammond B3
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Dan Needham   Drums
Micah Wilshire   Background Vocals
Billy Gaines   Background Vocals
Tim Lauer   Keyboards
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Bernie Herms   Piano
Rivers Rutherford   Acoustic Guitar
Leigh Nash   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Ian Fitchuk   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Chuck Butler   Bass
Ben Strano   Hammond B3
Calvin Turner   Guitar
Mindy Smith   Background Vocals
Justin Loucks   Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar
Jeremy Lister   Background Vocals
Jenny Gill   Background Vocals
Adam Lester   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Producer
Amy Grant   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Cover Painting
Michael W. Smith   Composer
Gary Chapman   Composer
Chris Eaton   Composer
Mike Brignardello   Producer
Jennifer Cooke   Executive Producer
Vince Gill   Producer
Natalie Hemby   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer,Producer
Carl Marsh   String Arrangements
Greg Morrow   Producer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Chris Carmichael   String Arrangements
Jed Hackett   Engineer
Chapin Hartford   Composer
Dan Muckala   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Track Programmer
Jan Cook   Art Direction
Bryan Ward   Executive Producer
Kristin Barlowe   Back Cover Photo
Ian Fitchuk   Composer,Producer
Bart Millard   Composer
Ben Strano   Engineer
Mindy Smith   Composer
Steve Blackmon   Engineer
Justin Loucks   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Luke Laird   Composer
Audrey Spillman   Composer
Sarah Hart   Composer
Beth Mathews   Art Direction

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Somewhere Down the Road 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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joe_harris More than 1 year ago
I was expecting something more dynamic from Amy, but I was HAPPILY surprised when I heard the heart felt songwriting and tone of her new album. I have been a follower of Amy's since 1980 and this album shows her soul, heart and bears her life for all of us to see!! The remakes of past hits were nice to hear in their updated mode. Good job Amy!! Sarah Chapman was awesome too!! She may have to follow in her mother's footsteps.
MeLinda_O More than 1 year ago
I would say the "public nap" did Amy more good than harm. This album is absolutely wonderful. There is a great deal of honesty that Amy is unafraid to show which creates a connection with the music unlike no other. There is not one song on this album that will not speak to someone if they just take the time to listen. You will find your "smile", your "tears", your "frustration", your "longing", your "contentment", your "need to worship", and most of all "the happiness good music brings". I love this album because it is one that I can listen to with my children and they love it too. It speaks to young and old alike. Amy has definitely created another hit recording! Thanks for sharing Amy and God bless.
jnp001 More than 1 year ago
I love Amy Grant's music. This collection follows the journey of life. I really like the song that Amy and her daughter sing together, it's great! I love the variety of songs and found them to be very inspirational. "Better than a Hallelujah" could be a big hit--I love it. My only problem with the disc is that the volume of some of the songs is low so you need to adjust your cd volume off and on in order to catch some of the songs. BUT, the collection is DEFINITELY worth it!!
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