Songs of Inspiration, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving just five months after the release of the initial Songs of Inspiration, the sequel to Alabama's modest first foray into inspirational music sounds as if it could have been culled together from outtakes from the original album sessions -- which isn't necessarily a criticism since the first Songs of Inspiration is a good, if sedate, inspirational collection. It's not just the sound of Songs of Inspiration, Vol. 2 that is similar to the first, it's that its construction is nearly identical, as it relies heavily on familiar gospel tunes performed in familiar ways. Even when it pushes the boundaries of what is "inspirational" it is with a familiar song, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving just five months after the release of the initial Songs of Inspiration, the sequel to Alabama's modest first foray into inspirational music sounds as if it could have been culled together from outtakes from the original album sessions -- which isn't necessarily a criticism since the first Songs of Inspiration is a good, if sedate, inspirational collection. It's not just the sound of Songs of Inspiration, Vol. 2 that is similar to the first, it's that its construction is nearly identical, as it relies heavily on familiar gospel tunes performed in familiar ways. Even when it pushes the boundaries of what is "inspirational" it is with a familiar song, "Star Spangled Banner," which may not be inspirational, but it is patriotic, which is the next best thing for an album like this, which celebrates traditional values and sounds above all else. Like before, this can sometimes be a little sleepy -- comfortable and warm, but not necessarily exciting -- but fortunately Alabama switches pace just enough times to keep things flowing well. The opener, "I Am a Pilgrim," is loose and laid-back, but almost lively, with a rolling country-rock beat, and it's not the only time that this kind of down-home vibe surfaces. There's a crisp version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and a spirited "Down by the Riverside," or best of all, a real earthy, almost funky, version of "The Refrain of John Dillon James." Moments like this arrive more often than they did on the first Songs of Inspiration, and they're interspersed well, giving this a bit more momentum, which helps make this a sequel that may be just a shade better than the original.
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  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886970606523
  • Catalog Number: 706065

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alabama Primary Artist
Del McCoury Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Gary Prim Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
David Angell Violin
Eddie Bayers Percussion, Drums
Jason Carter Fiddle, Guest Appearance
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica
John Catchings Cello
Jeff Cook Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Connie Ellisor Violin
Theodore Gentry Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Jim Horn Saxophone
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Rob McCoury Banjo, Guest Appearance
Ronnie McCoury Banjo, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Joey Miskulin Accordion
Craig Nelson Bass
Randy Owen Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Larry Paxton Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Guitar (Nylon String), Archguitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Randy Kohrs Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
Monisa Angell Viola
Bruce Christensen Viola
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Michael A. Curtis Background Vocals
Kirsten Cassell Cello
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Mike Bradley Engineer
Mark Capps Engineer
A.P. Carter Composer
Theodore Gentry Composer
Carl Gorodetzky String Contractor
Randy Owen Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Larry Paxton String Arrangements
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Tony Castle Digital Editing
Traditional Composer
James Rowe Composer
James W. Vaughan Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Buck Moore Composer
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Adam Englehardt Digital Editing
Eric Todd Composer
Jason Lefan Digital Editing, overdub engineer
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