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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A somewhat belated attempt to revive Clay Aiken's 2010 standards album Tried & True, 2012's Steadfast takes seven of that record's 11 songs, adds three new recordings -- covers of pre-Beatles pop hits Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and Connie Francis' "Who's Sorry Now," plus the new original tune "Bring Back My Love" -- and ditches the original album art for a straightforward portrait. Why go through this effort to relaunch an old album? The answer lies in Donald Trump, who cast Clay on the spring 2012 season of the Celebrity Apprentice, thereby necessitating fresh product from Aiken on the shelves. Fortunately, Tried & True was an album that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A somewhat belated attempt to revive Clay Aiken's 2010 standards album Tried & True, 2012's Steadfast takes seven of that record's 11 songs, adds three new recordings -- covers of pre-Beatles pop hits Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and Connie Francis' "Who's Sorry Now," plus the new original tune "Bring Back My Love" -- and ditches the original album art for a straightforward portrait. Why go through this effort to relaunch an old album? The answer lies in Donald Trump, who cast Clay on the spring 2012 season of the Celebrity Apprentice, thereby necessitating fresh product from Aiken on the shelves. Fortunately, Tried & True was an album that deserved a second chance, as it was the record where Aiken seemed most at home: he sounded comfortable singing the melodies we all know by heart, surrounded by soft, handsomely tailored arrangements. In its Steadfast incarnation, these sessions sound no different, but the three new cuts are all good, and the overall package is more appealing than its first incarnation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527948058
  • Catalog Number: 001659002
  • Sales rank: 2,577

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clay Aiken Primary Artist
Derek Watkins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Stan Sulzmann Flute, Alto Saxophone
Pete Beachill Tenor Trombone
Dave Bishop Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Mitch Dalton Guitar
Jeff Daly Baritone Saxophone
Simon Gardner Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Noel Langley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steve Pearce Electric Bass
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Ralph Salmins Drums
Chris Walden Trumpet, Conductor, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Mark Jaimes Guitar
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone
Andy Wood Tenor Trombone
Ben Castle Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Gordon Campbell Tenor Trombone
Pete Murray Piano
Mike Lovatt Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Vicci Wardman Viola
Thomas Bowes Violin
Johan Fransson Keyboards
Tobias Lundgren Background Vocals
Andy Mackintosh Flute, Alto Saxophone
Jonathan Rees Violin
Tim Larsson Keyboards
Martin Gordy Percussion
G-Strings Orchestra Strings
Mark Hodgson Double Bass
Technical Credits
Conway Twitty Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Linda Eder Duet
Armando Manzanero Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Dick Hodgin Vocal Engineer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jack Nance Composer
Alex North Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Billy Jay Stein Vocal Engineer
Hy Zaret Composer
Curtis Brown Cover Photo
Steve Genewick Engineer
Les Reed Composer
Chris Walden Arranger
Joe Melson Composer
Sid Wayne Composer
Geoff Stevens Composer
Alex Christensen Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Vlado Meller Mastering
Will Sandalls Vocal Engineer
Fanny Gotschall Art Direction
Quiana Parler Vocal Producer
Play Production Producer
Chris Boerner Vocal Engineer
Ben Cohn Arranger
Johan Fransson Composer, String Arrangements
Tobias Lundgren Composer
Tim Larsson Composer, Programming
Dave Novik Executive Producer
Audra Mae Composer
Haeflinger Vocal Editing
Koenemann Vocal Editing
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