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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Timeless refers to the 18 songs Martina McBride covers on her seventh studio albums, classic country tunes every one. Most of the songs date from the '60s and '70s -- the oldest songs here are the opening pair of Hank Williams' "You Win Again" and Ray Price's "I'll Be There," both dating from the '50s, along with Hank Snow's "I Don't Hurt Anymore" and another Price perennial, "Heartaches by the Number" -- and the great majority of these songs are quite familiar. "I Can't Stop Loving You," "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden," "Today I Started Loving You Again," "Satin Sheets," "I Still Miss Someone," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "Make the World Go Away," and "Help ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Timeless refers to the 18 songs Martina McBride covers on her seventh studio albums, classic country tunes every one. Most of the songs date from the '60s and '70s -- the oldest songs here are the opening pair of Hank Williams' "You Win Again" and Ray Price's "I'll Be There," both dating from the '50s, along with Hank Snow's "I Don't Hurt Anymore" and another Price perennial, "Heartaches by the Number" -- and the great majority of these songs are quite familiar. "I Can't Stop Loving You," "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden," "Today I Started Loving You Again," "Satin Sheets," "I Still Miss Someone," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "Make the World Go Away," and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" have all been covered regularly and remain radio staples to this day, and even such comparatively obscure choices as Harlan Howard's terrific "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down" made into a hit by Charlie Walker are well-known to hardcore country fans. Instead of being a detriment, the familiarity is a blessing, since these well-known songs illustrate McBride's range, power, and subtlety as a vocalist, as well as her skill as an interpreter. Timeless strikes a tricky and effective balance of being traditional -- the thoroughly annotated, well-detailed liner notes reveal that this extended down to the recording, where mostly vintage equipment, with no digital plug-ins, were used -- and contemporary. The songs and sounds are familiar, and even when McBride does an unexpected arrangement -- the mellow, introspective acoustic-based "I Still Miss Someone" -- they're not wildly unexpected, yet this all feels fresh, due to the excellence of the band, McBride's sterling taste in material, and, best of all, her extraordinary voice. She has always been one of the greatest vocalists in contemporary country, but Timeless is the first time that she's recorded a full-fledged singer's album, one where she not only has the material to showcase her range, but also a sympathetic band, arrangements, and production to highlight her remarkable voice. The result isn't just one of the best country albums of 2005 but her best album since The Way That I Am. [This edition contains bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 828767286624
  • Catalog Number: 672866
  • Sales rank: 48,915

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martina McBride Primary Artist, Cello
Rhonda Vincent Cello
Dolly Parton Cello
Dwight Yoakam Cello
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
John Wesley Ryles Cello
David Angell Violin
Eddie Bayers Drums
David Davidson Violin
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Gordon Mote Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
The Nashville String Machine Track Performer
Larry Paxton Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Chris Teal Violin
Dan Tyminski Cello
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Bergen White Cello
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Glenn Worf Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Paul Worley Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin Strings
Russell Terrell Cello
Lisa Cochran Cello
Melodie Crittenden Cello
Marabeth Jordon Cello
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Cate Myer Violin
Jon Mark Ivey Cello
Marty Schiff Acoustic Guitar
Janet Askey Violin
Sarighani Reist Cello
Technical Credits
Marty Stuart Liner Notes
Bill Anderson Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Loretta Lynn Composer
Buck Owens Composer, Liner Notes
Tammy Wynette Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Joe South Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Martina McBride Producer
Dennis Burnside String Arrangements
Hank Cochran Composer
Michael Dumas Engineer
Harlan Howard Composer
Bonnie Owens Composer
Larry Paxton Tic Tac
George Richey Composer
Jonathan Yudkin Composer, String Arrangements
Jack Rollins Composer
Don Sessions Composer
Rusty Gabbard Composer
John Volinkaty Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
John McBride Engineer
Bruce Allen Management
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