The Lovin' Side

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Travis Tritt is never more convincing than when he's belting out a good southern rock song, but this collection showcases a too-often-underrated aspect of his artistry. During the 1990-98 period showcased here, Tritt was writing and singing some of the decade's most powerful love ballads and heartbreakers, and employing strictly all-star caliber musicians to help seal the deal. The 16 tracks here include three chart-topping singles -- "Help Me Hold On," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," and "Anymore" -- and three other Top Ten entries, among them "More Than You'll Ever Know," a steady-rolling, acoustic-driven pledge of love that draws its power from the simmering passion ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Travis Tritt is never more convincing than when he's belting out a good southern rock song, but this collection showcases a too-often-underrated aspect of his artistry. During the 1990-98 period showcased here, Tritt was writing and singing some of the decade's most powerful love ballads and heartbreakers, and employing strictly all-star caliber musicians to help seal the deal. The 16 tracks here include three chart-topping singles -- "Help Me Hold On," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," and "Anymore" -- and three other Top Ten entries, among them "More Than You'll Ever Know," a steady-rolling, acoustic-driven pledge of love that draws its power from the simmering passion in Tritt's voice. Unexpected treats include two cover songs: a credible reworking of the Platters classic "Only You" that appeared on the Sgt. Bilko soundtrack; and a sizzling, hot-blooded duet with Patti LaBelle on the Sam & Dave soul monument "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby," which has previously been available only on the 1994 concept album, Rhythm, Country and Blues. Whether it's tender sentiment or a roiling storm of emotion he's conveying check out the anguished "Between an Old Memory and Me", Tritt never sounds less than completely engaged in the moment. He's always dealt from the heart first, and that's why these songs will stand the test of time.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In February of 2002, Warner/Rhino offered up two Travis Tritt compilations, one spotlighting his "Rockin' Side," the other his "Lovin' Side." Titles don't come much clearer than that, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that both compilations deliver on their promise without straying from their template. Because they stick to a theme, neither has all of his hits, but that's not a problem since the selected hits -- in this case, tunes like "Help Me Hold On" and "More Than You Will Ever Know" -- are surrounded by sharp selections from his albums, giving each compilation a surprisingly well-rounded feel. If The Lovin' Side isn't as successful as The Rockin' Side, it's because Tritt sounds more engaged on up-tempo material, and his ballads often aren't as compelling as his rockers, but it has to be said that this does sustain a smooth, romantic mood quite well. Note that this really does take "lovin'" seriously, meaning that honky tonk numbers (and big hits) like "Country Club" and "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" are entirely absent, but those looking for either the "Rockin' Side" or "Lovin' Side" of Travis Tritt will find either volume satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227829629
  • Catalog Number: 78296
  • Sales rank: 8,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Travis Tritt Primary Artist, Hi String
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Marty Stuart Guitar, Mandolin
Edgar Meyer Bass, Conductor
John Jorgenson Solo Instrumental, Guitar
Matt Rollings Piano, Hammond Organ
Dana McVicker Background Vocals
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Sam Bacco Percussion, Conga, Cymbals, Marimbas, Tambourine, Timpani, Shaker, Crotale, Cabasa
Grace Bahng Cello
Eddie Bayers Percussion, Drums
Benmont Tench Piano, Hammond Organ
Richard Bennett Guitar
Mike Brignardello Bass
Gregg Brown Acoustic Guitar
Pat Buchanan Guitar, Slide Guitar
Larry Byrom Solo Instrumental, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
John Cowan Background Vocals
Wendell Cox Guitar
Terry Crisp Steel Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
David Davidson Violin
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Mark Goldenberg Acoustic Guitar
Jack Holder Guitar
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Bernie Leadon Acoustic Guitar, Mandola, Mandocello
Chris Leuzinger Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
Billy Livsey Harmonium, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Mac McAnally Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason Guitar
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Mark O'Connor Fiddle, Mandolin
Bobby Ogdin Piano, Harpsichord
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jimmy Joe Ruggiere Harmonica
Chris Teal Violin
Tanya Tucker Vocal Harmony
Steve Turner Percussion, Drums
Robby Turner Dobro, Steel Guitar
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Solo Instrumental, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Reggie Young Solo Instrumental, Guitar, 6-string bass
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Roy Huskey Jr. String Bass
Kent Wells Guitar
Michael Rojas Piano
John Wesley Riles Background Vocals
Terri Williams Background Vocals
Michael J. Henderson Guitar
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Travis Tritt Producer
Edgar Meyer String Arrangements
Gregg Brown Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Ed Cherney Engineer
Rob Feaster Engineer
Paul Franklin Contributor
Isaac Hayes Composer
Chris Hammond Engineer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Mike Poole Engineer
David Porter Composer
Chris Stone overdub engineer
David Thoener Engineer
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Producer
Don Was Producer
Kris Wilkinson String Arrangements
Randee Saint Nicholas Inlay Photography
Peter Nash Cover Photo
Teresa Caffin Remastering
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Alan Schulman overdub engineer
Gladys Sanchez Licensing
Randy Perry Project Assembly
Leigh Hall Liner Note Coordination
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