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Sounds Like Life
     

Sounds Like Life

5.0 2
by Darryl Worley
 
Sounds Like Life, Darryl Worley's sixth album, is his first for Stroudavarious Records, the label founded by James Stroud, the man who signed Darryl to his first record contract. In that sense, it's a bit tempting to see the album as a bit of a back to basics move, or at least an opportunity to hit the reset button on a career that

Overview

Sounds Like Life, Darryl Worley's sixth album, is his first for Stroudavarious Records, the label founded by James Stroud, the man who signed Darryl to his first record contract. In that sense, it's a bit tempting to see the album as a bit of a back to basics move, or at least an opportunity to hit the reset button on a career that never quite seemed to deliver upon the commercial promise of his huge 2003 hit "Have You Forgotten," but Sounds Like Life is really just a continuation of the work Worley started on 2006's Here and Now, the album where he attempted to reinvent himself as a brawny country-rocker. Sounds Like Life has its fair share of party songs -- including the rather riotous "Don't Show Up (If You Can't Get Down)," a sports bar anthem featuring improbable cameos from Bill Anderson, John Anderson, and Smash Mouth -- but the record has a sentimental streak a mile wide, with Worley "slow dancin' with a memory as he sips a tequila on ice," realizing that you never know what's around the corner and that just sounds like life to him. Such slow, soft sounds fit Darryl better than the blustering boasts that sometimes weighed down Here and Now, and even if they're cluttered with clichés, they're executed well, emphasizing Worley's low-key charms, something that often got glossed over on his buffed-up, highly polished major-label albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Stroudavarious
UPC:
0812432010041
catalogNumber:
1002
Rank:
6390

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Darryl Worley   Primary Artist
John Anderson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mel Tillis   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Glen Duncan   Banjo
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Kelly Back   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Patrick Buchanon   Harmonica
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
John Cowan   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steve Hinson   Slide Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
James Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Shaun Murphy   Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Ira Dean   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mark Crum   Bass
Steve Harwell   Vocals,Guest Appearance
John Anderson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Larry Hazelbaker   Piano,Electric Guitar,Wurlitzer
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar
Whisperin' Bill Anderson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jamey Johnson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeff "JT" King   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
James J. Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Phil O'Donnell   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro
Jeff King   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Tom Drenon   Drums
Scott Randon   Percussion,Background Vocals
Larry Hazelbaker   Piano,Electric Guitar
Jeff "Soir" Jared   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Gilbert Donovan   Bass (Vocal)
Chris Stapelton   Background Vocals
Jim Brown   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Strings,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Jim Brown   Composer
Kevin Grantt   Composer,Audio Production
Mike McGuire   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Wynn Varble   Composer
Darryl Worley   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
T.W. Cargile   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Billy Ryan   Composer
Rendy Lovelady   Management
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Dan Demay   Composer
Sean Patrick McGraw   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Ryan Gore   overdub engineer
Don Poythress   Composer
Mike McGuire   Composer
Marty Dodson   Composer
Steve Leslie   Composer
Jim Brown   Producer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer,Audio Production

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Sounds Like Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CWMusicLover More than 1 year ago
This could be the best album Darryl's ever done and I'm glad to see him back! He's a great singer and I love the songs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago