Dreamer

The Dreamer

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by Blake Shelton
     
 

On his second album The Dreamer, Blake Shelton paints an effective portrait of life in the blue-collar trenches. He buttresses his songs of commitment, work, family, and home with traditional instruments, discreet deployment of rock guitar, and his expressive, personable baritone. A timeless country theme -- momma -- gets a bravura treatment in the touching…  See more details below

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On his second album The Dreamer, Blake Shelton paints an effective portrait of life in the blue-collar trenches. He buttresses his songs of commitment, work, family, and home with traditional instruments, discreet deployment of rock guitar, and his expressive, personable baritone. A timeless country theme -- momma -- gets a bravura treatment in the touching ballad "The Baby," the tale of a favored youngest child who gets The Call that his mother is dying too late to be by her bedside. On the southern-rock-tinged title cut, Shelton sings from the gut as well as the heart of a fellow who learns the hard way that achieving a dream isn't worth the "broken memories" of the woman he lost along the way. The acoustic guitar line that bookends "Underneath the Same Moon" may be from "Stairway to Heaven," but the meat of the song -- a full-blown production with synths, strings, soaring background chorus, and swirling pedal steel lines -- allows Shelton to stretch out vocally, as he brings deep emotion to a haunting remembrance of a lover. His themes also tackle life's bawdier side, as evidenced by the honky-tonk-fueled "Georgia in a Jug," in which Shelton gleefully vows to give the jug all it can handle, and the infectious rocker "Playboys of the Southwestern World," which boasts a buoyant chorus perfect for blasting loud in a car. Some may find The Dreamer a bit light at ten songs, but in this case brevity is the soul of substance -- there's lots of meat on this bone.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624823728
catalogNumber:
48237

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blake Shelton   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Cordle   Background Vocals
Bobby Braddock   Keyboards
David Angell   Strings
John Catchings   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Percussion,Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Russ Pahl   Banjo
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Baritone)
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Donald Teal   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Neal Coty   Background Vocals
John Wesley   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Michael Rojas   Keyboards
Blue Miller   Background Vocals
Tim Lauer   Conductor,Keyboards
John Wills   Acoustic Guitar
Leslie Satcher   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Strings
Danny Myrick   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Stevens   Composer
Don Ellis   Composer
Randy VanWarmer   Composer
Bobby Braddock   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Harley Allen   Composer
Paul Hart   Engineer
Ed Seay   Engineer
George Teren   Composer
Neal Coty   Composer
Billy Montana   Composer
Kathryn Locke   Composer
Tim Lauer   String Arrangements
Janice Azrak   Art Direction
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Kenny West   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Blake Shelton   Composer
Bobby Pinson   Composer
Debbie Dover   Groomer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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The Dreamer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blake Shelton has outdone Himself with his 2nd album. From the slow heartbreaking ballad "The Baby" to the upbeat "Heavy Liftin",Blake keeps it country.He includes fan favorite "Playboys of the Southwestern World"(Hey Romeo)& many others that are sure to get Your foot tapping. There is not a single bad song on this album...Definitely not a waste of money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great Album, it is one that everyone would love to add to their collection of hits. Blake Shelton did a really good job on this album. This album features the hit song "The Baby", a really great song that was perfomed very well by Blake. So if you don't have it buy it today!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the dreamer cd is awesome every track is great there is no wasteing your money with this one you know sometimes you pick up a cd because of one song and the rest is no good and you just won't to kick your self not with this one it is 100 percent great.blake shelton has this music making down to a art.the baby is cool but the dreamer and playboys of the southwest are totally awesome .so go pick up a copy of blake sheltons dreamer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked his first CD you will love this one too. It is great. Blake has such a great voice,you just can't get enough of it.This is a must have CD. Plus he is the perfect tall dark and handsome cowboy that you just can't take your eyes off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved his debut album you will love The Dreamer. Blake Shelton has found a way to combine the traditional "old" country sound with the new "pop" sounds of today. I guarantee that there will be at least one song on this album that will hit home with many, whether it be The Baby, The Dreamer, or Someday ... this album will move you ... from tears to laughs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OKLAHOMA JUST KEEPS ON PRODUCING GREAT COUNTRY SINGERS. BLAKE IS OBVIOUSLY THE NEXT IN A LONG LIST OF GREAT OKLAHOMA COUNTRY SINGERS. BLAKE'S FIRST RELEASE OF THE BABY IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE GREAT SONGS ON THIS CD. BUT THIS CD NOT ONLY HAS GREAT BALLADS IT ALSO HAS SOME FAST PACED SONGS AS WELL SUCH AS PLAYBOYS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN WORLD, HEAVY LIFTIN, AND MY NECK OF THE WOODS. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album by Blake Shelton is a must have by country music fans. He has a wonderful blend of up beat music along with heart stoping ballads. He even shows his sense of humor with songs like Georgia in a Jug and Playboys of the Southwestern World.This is a great selection and he has outdone himself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blake Shelton's "The Dreamer" is a great album. His song "The Baby" is one of the best I have ever heard. Shelton puts his heart and soul into this song. Everytime I hear it, it makes me cry. Shelton has out done himself since his first album. I have both of his albums and they are great. Everyone should go buy this album because it is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blake Shelton's Dreamer is a must have cd! It has a wonderful song to every song and keeps you on your feet the whole time!