Welcome Home

Welcome Home

by Brian Littrell
     
 

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If Welcome Home is just judged on its sonic merits, it would be hard to distinguish this album from many other slick, sweet contemporary Christian releases, but it stands out from the pack for one simple reason: it's the solo debut album from Brian Littrell, one of the five members of the Backstreet Boys. Breaking away from

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If Welcome Home is just judged on its sonic merits, it would be hard to distinguish this album from many other slick, sweet contemporary Christian releases, but it stands out from the pack for one simple reason: it's the solo debut album from Brian Littrell, one of the five members of the Backstreet Boys. Breaking away from that mega-successful boy band, Littrell has decided to revamp his image, if not entirely his sound, by dedicating himself to Christian music. Since many modern CCM albums aren't that far removed, at least in production terms, from mainstream pop, it's an easy transition for Littrell, and Welcome Home would be equally at home on either CCM or adult contemporary radio, since its smooth, polished surfaces go down easily. There's a preponderance of ballads here, balanced by the occasional surging anthem like "I'm Alive" and insistent pop tunes like "My Answer Is You," but there's not a great distance between these extremes. All the songs blend together pleasantly, and if no individual song particularly distinguishes itself -- the smooth jazz vibe of "We Lift You Up" comes the closest -- they do all fit together to make a comforting, relaxing listen that establishes Littrell as a credible CCM vocalist, even if it doesn't necessarily go a long way to establish a distinctive musical personality of his own.

Editorial Reviews

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Kevin Johnson
[Grade: B] On his unassuming debut, Littrell delivers a set of mostly convincing, often acoustically etched pop-rock numbers including "Wish" and "You Keep Givin' Me."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2006
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341009829
catalogNumber:
10098

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Littrell   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Angell   Strings
Luke Brown   Background Vocals
David Davidson   Strings
Basil Fung   Guitar
Mark Kibble   Background Vocals
Brent Milligan   Bass
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Billy Mann   Guitar,Keyboards
Chris Kent   Bass Guitar
Dan Needham   Drums
Dan Muckala   Percussion,Keyboards
Kevin Stancil   Background Vocals
Keisha Williams   Background Vocals
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Strings
Janice Corder   Background Vocals
Elicia Brown   Background Vocals
Chuck Butler   Bass,Guitar
Christopher Rojas   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
San Stancil   Background Vocals
J.J. Hodges   Drums
Kimberly Mont   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian White   Composer
Steve Bishir   Engineer
Ian Eskelin   Composer
Mark Kibble   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Michael Puryear   Composer
Joy Williams   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brian Littrell   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Art Direction
Brett Laurence   Composer
Sue Smith   Composer
Jason Gaines   Programming,drum programming
Guy Zabka   Composer
Johnny Wright   Management
Tim Parker   Art Direction,Cover Design
Skye McCaskey   Engineer
Chuck Butler   Programming
Christopher Rojas   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jason McArthur   Composer
Chris Rainwater   Engineer
Barry Weeks   Composer
Tony Wood   Composer
René Tromberg   Composer
Michael "Ese" Severson   Composer
Rob Graves   Songwriter,Composer
Don Poythress   Composer

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