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XII
     

XII

by Neal McCoy
 
Neal McCoy has a handful of platinum albums and a Top Ten single, but despite his powerful vocals and sharp backing bands, his albums are usually divided between average songs that only get by because he's such a good singer and the real charmers like "Wink" and "Then You Can Say Goodbye." That's the case here as well. There's one great tune, two good ones, and a

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Neal McCoy has a handful of platinum albums and a Top Ten single, but despite his powerful vocals and sharp backing bands, his albums are usually divided between average songs that only get by because he's such a good singer and the real charmers like "Wink" and "Then You Can Say Goodbye." That's the case here as well. There's one great tune, two good ones, and a whole lot that get by on McCoy's powerful vocals. First the good news: "That's Just How She Gets" is a classic midtempo honky tonk drinking song. Jazzy Dobro fills support McCoy's wily vocal and lead up to a punch line that'll almost make you laugh out loud. Jamie Johnson and David Tolliver's "Mouth" is given a jaunty swing arrangement worthy of Bob Wills. It has a sharp lyric full of clever wordplay and a rhythm that'll have you bouncing on your barstool. "Borderline Crazy" is another good-humored song that suggests Jimmy Buffett with its vaguely Latin and carefree celebration of margaritas and mariachi music. The best of the rest: "Real Good Feel Good, a hard country rock tune with fine funky guitar fills, "Shotgun Rider," a swinging tune that tips its hat to a gal who can be a pal as well as a girlfriend, and "Judge a Man by the Woman," which is a bit overly sincere, but saved by McCoy's earnest delivery. The album closer, "Van Gogh" is a ballad about artistic suffering, but it's not as good as Don McLean's "Vincent," the song all other songs about Van Gogh have to measure up to.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2012
Label:
Blaster Records
UPC:
0093624952824
catalogNumber:
529664
Rank:
124216

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neal McCoy   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Wendy Moten   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Sitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Kim Keyes   Background Vocals
Michael Rojas   Piano
Tim Lauer   Organ,Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Guitar (Resonator)
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Blake Shelton   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Scott Ducaj   Trumpet
Miranda Lambert   Background Vocals
Lester Estelle   Drums

Technical Credits

Neal McCoy   Composer,Whistle
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Barry Dean   Composer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Brent Rowan   Producer,Engineer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
John Scott Sherrill   Composer
George Teren   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Cathy Majeski   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Kris Bergsnes   Composer
Clint Daniels   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Blake Shelton   Producer
Jimmy Ritchey   Composer
Chip Matthews   Engineer
Miranda Lambert   Producer
Keith Anderson   Composer
Jamey Johnson   Composer
Dave Turnbull   Composer
Jeremy Stover   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
David Tolliver   Composer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Don Poythress   Composer
Jeff Hyde   Composer
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Bart Butler   Composer
Ryan Tyndell   Composer
Brett Eldredge   Composer
Sam Hunt   Composer

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