Underneath the Same Moon

Underneath the Same Moon

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by John Rich, John Rich
     
 

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Recorded in 1999 -- post-Lonestar and preceding his association with Big Kenny Alphin -- John Rich's solo debut is a potent hybrid animal. On the one hand, the thundering power ballad "Underneath the Same Room" and the silky love song "I Pray for You" (revisited on Big & Rich's See more details below

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Recorded in 1999 -- post-Lonestar and preceding his association with Big Kenny Alphin -- John Rich's solo debut is a potent hybrid animal. On the one hand, the thundering power ballad "Underneath the Same Room" and the silky love song "I Pray for You" (revisited on Big & Rich's Comin' to Your City) are right out of Lonestar's harmonizing songbook, with Rich and his background singers laying on the earnest vocalizing and cooing backup sounds. On the other hand, the funky, fuzzed-out "She Brings the Lightnin' Down" (with vocal assists from Big Kenny and Delbert McClinton) portends the hard-country edge that has marked B&R's more ferocious workouts. A horse of a different color, in Rich's case, is "Old Blue Mountain," a thumping, Irish-inflected (right down to the bagpipes) decree of self-affirmation that features a keening duet vocal by Sara Evans rising up out of the swirl of pedal steel and jittery fiddle lines. Emotions run highest, though, on the album's gospel sign-off, "New Jerusalem," a shouting, crying, sanctified a cappella workout with Rich taking a potent tenor lead over the responsive rumblings of the venerable Fairfield Four. The album closes with a three-minute hidden bonus track featuring Rich's then-septuagenarian grandfather vividly recounting some of his experiences as a WWII combat soldier. There's no particular context for this snippet of conversation, except that it's part and parcel of a project that goes for the heart at every turn.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0078636791722
catalogNumber:
67917

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Rich   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
John Rich   Primary Artist
Delbert McClinton   Background Vocals
Fairfield Four   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Steve Brewster   Drums,Drum Loop
Gary Burnette   Electric Guitar
Dennis Burnside   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ
John Catchings   Cello
Jay Dawson   Bagpipes
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Darrell Scott   Acoustic Guitar,Classical Guitar
Sharon Vaughn   Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson   Violin,Viola
Glenn Worf   Bass
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Sara Evans   Background Vocals
John D. Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Classical Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Kenny "Borgeois" Alphin   Background Vocals
Jim Rich   Spoken Word
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Kamen   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Sharon Vaughn   Composer,Producer
Jonnie Most   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Susan Eaddy   Art Direction
Bart Pursley   Engineer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Sara Johnson   grooming
L. David Lewis   Composer
Kenny "Borgeois" Alphin   Composer
John Rich   Composer,Producer
Jim Rich   Composer
Rodney Clawson   Composer

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