Sounds Like Life

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 clich├ęs, 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2009
  • Label: Stroudavarious
  • UPC: 812432010041
  • Catalog Number: 1002
  • Sales rank: 30,749

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
Jim "Moose" Brown Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Strings, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
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
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
Jim "Moose" Brown Producer, overdub engineer, Vocal Engineer, Audio Production
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
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album!

    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.

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    Posted April 23, 2010

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