Songs We Wish We'd Written, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Texan Pat Green may look like the country boy next door, but he has a rocker's heart, and he's another in a long line of those maverick musicians who seem to keep popping up out of Texas, artists like Waylon Jennings and Joe Ely, who blur genres, build bridges, and damn well know a good song when they hear it. Green released an album of cover songs, Songs We Wish We'd Written, in 2001, and it sold impressively as an independent release, which springboarded Green to major-label land. Long a huge draw in Texas, Green has yet to springboard to that level in the rest of the country, and being termed a southwestern Bruce Springsteen may or may not help him make that leap. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Texan Pat Green may look like the country boy next door, but he has a rocker's heart, and he's another in a long line of those maverick musicians who seem to keep popping up out of Texas, artists like Waylon Jennings and Joe Ely, who blur genres, build bridges, and damn well know a good song when they hear it. Green released an album of cover songs, Songs We Wish We'd Written, in 2001, and it sold impressively as an independent release, which springboarded Green to major-label land. Long a huge draw in Texas, Green has yet to springboard to that level in the rest of the country, and being termed a southwestern Bruce Springsteen may or may not help him make that leap. Meanwhile, he's delivered a second volume of Songs We Wish We'd Written a little over a decade later, this time on Sugar Hill Records. It's an interesting set list, and the best tracks here, which include the fine version of Joe Ely's "All Just to Get to You" that opens things, the secular pop gospel glow of Warren Haynes' "Soulshine," and a surprising re-imagining of Tom Petty's "Even the Losers," which starts out as a piano ballad and then blooms into a fully orchestrated one and it works even when it seems like it shouldn't, shifting the focus to Petty's defiantly wise lyrics, all show why Green is so popular in his home state. Yeah, he's willingly treading water here, simply tipping his hat to songs he loves, but the last time he put out an album like this, he got noticed by larger labels. This guy really deserves a wider audience, and while this probably won't deliver that, it would be a delight to hear Green perform any of these songs live.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891407821
  • Catalog Number: 14078
  • Sales rank: 144,062

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Just To Get To You (3:51)
  2. 2 Streets of Galilee - Aaron Lee Tasjan (5:30)
  3. 3 Jesus On a Greyhound (4:32)
  4. 4 Even the Losers (3:49)
  5. 5 Austin (3:43)
  6. 6 If It Weren't For You (3:55)
  7. 7 Soulshine - Monte Montgomery (6:24)
  8. 8 The World I Know - Ed Roland (4:14)
  9. 9 If I Had a Boat - Cory Morrow (3:09)
  10. 10 I Am Too - Jack Ingram (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pat Green Primary Artist
Drew Womack Background Vocals
Monte Montgomery Acoustic Guitar
Brendon Anthony Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Mandola
Michael Tarabay Bass
Brett Danaher Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Justin Pollard Percussion, Drums
Chris Skrobot Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Clayton Corn Piano, Accordion, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Hammond B3
Aaron Lee Tasjan Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Shelby Lynne Composer
Joe Ely Composer
Lyle Lovett Composer
Warren Haynes Composer
Todd Snider Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Greg Hunt Engineer
Fred Remmert Engineer
Ed Roland Composer
Will Sexton Composer
Jon Randall Composer
Will Kimbrough Composer
Ross Childress Composer
Eric Conn Mastering
Walt Wilkins Composer
Brendon Anthony String Arrangements
Justin Pollard Producer
Liz Rose Composer
Greg Oswald Booking
Thomas Earl Petty Composer
Enzo Devincenzo Management
Heather Bohs Publicity
Aaron Lee Tasjan Composer
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