All I Want

All I Want

by Tim McGraw


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All I Want

Tim McGraw's early albums always suffered from uneven material, but All I Want is a surprisingly consistent record that consolidates his strengths while allowing him to expand into new territory. He didn't abandoned the honky tonk and jokey country-rock that made him famous, but he made it rock harder and hired songwriters who would help him make it more believable -- just check the track "Renegade" for an example. Similarly, his ballads, such as "I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say," and "Can't Be Really Gone," are heartfelt; they're delivered with convincing sincerity. In other words, he has grown musically and developed into a thoroughly entertaining vocalist. And that growth is what makes All I Want the best of his early records. It is still somewhat uneven, with several weaker songs, but McGraw learned on his first couple of efforts how to disguise the flaws in the material with his singing and lessen them considerably from here on in. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/1995
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187780026
catalogNumber: 77800
Rank: 59864

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim McGraw   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Musician
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Musician
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass,Musician
Larry Byrom   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Byron   Acoustic Guitar,Musician
Steve Dorff   Conductor
Sonny Garrish   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Musician
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar,Musician
Terry McMillan   Percussion,Musician
Nashville String Machine   Strings,Track Performer
Steve Nathan   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Musician
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar,Musician
Lonnie Wilson   Drums,Musician
Glenn Worf   Bass,Musician
Curtis Young   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tim McGraw   Composer
Steve Dorff   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Jerry Puckett   Engineer
James Stroud   Producer
Mark Hall   Composer

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All I Want 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim was just really starting out his career with this album. His songs are great but no where near the phenominal songs on his later albums. My favorite song on this album would have to be 'Can't Be Really Gone'. Very sweet and smooth. He is a great artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Tim McGraw fan for many years. This album has remained my favorite despite the success of Everywhere and A Place in the Sun. The best song on the album is the unreleased ''When She Wakes Up (and Finds Me Gone)''. He performed that song at his concert back in 1995 and it became my instant favorite country song. Tim has definately matured and grown as an artist, but this ''classic'' album is still my hands down favorite.