Wild Angels

Wild Angels

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by Martina McBride
     
 

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Coming two years after her smash The Way That I Am and her mind-bogglingly successful single, "Independence Day," Martina McBride had nothing to prove -- except to the folks in accounting at her record company. Wild Angels continues her exploration of melding classic country influences and

Overview

Coming two years after her smash The Way That I Am and her mind-bogglingly successful single, "Independence Day," Martina McBride had nothing to prove -- except to the folks in accounting at her record company. Wild Angels continues her exploration of melding classic country influences and modern pop -- long before Shania Twain dreamed it -- in the same way (albeit in a radically different time and context) that Patsy Cline did 30 years earlier. Using the same production team of Ed Seay, Paul Worley, and herself -- with a literal boatload of engineers -- McBride and company assembled a fine collection of songs and performers, including the Band's Levon Helm and Ashley Cleveland on backing vocals, to deliver a powerful set that is her most consistent yet despite not having a single as memorable as "Independence Day" (but you only get those once or twice in a lifetime anyway, right?). Here there are many standout tracks, not the least among them being a rocking & rolling country version of Delbert McClinton's classic "Two More Bottles of Wine" that blows away Emmylou Harris' version and rivals McClinton's. In addition, there are a couple of Matraca Berg cuts, including the modern country title track and the soulful weeper "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road." The Bunch/Stinson-penned "You've Been Driving All the Time" has that irresistible lead-in of acoustic guitars that gives way to compressed ringing electrics that underscore her voice so well and make the track a winner. But there aren't any weak moments here, and McBride proves for the third time that she not only is for real, but that she has the ability a lot of her peers don't to make consistently engaging, moving, and memorable music from album to album. That's an achievement.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
Label:
Bmg Special Product
UPC:
0755174889028
catalogNumber:
148890
Rank:
149035

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martina McBride   Primary Artist,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ashley Cleveland   Background Vocals
Robert Mason   Strings
Joe Chemay   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Larry Byrom   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Levon Helm   Background Vocals
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Mary Ann Kennedy   Background Vocals
Larry Marrs   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Pamela Rose   Background Vocals
Eric Silver   Mandolin
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Young   Background Vocals
Rusty Danmyer   Steel Guitar
James Darrell Scott   Mandolin
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Craig Bickhardt   Composer
Dennis Burnside   Arranger
Mike Poole   Engineer
Mike Psanos   Engineer
Ed Seay   Engineer
Mary Hamilton   Art Direction
Pete Green   Engineer
Martraca Berg   Composer

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