Can You Hear Me Now

Can You Hear Me Now

by Sawyer BrownSawyer Brown

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Overview

Sawyer Brown has never made any apologies for being a pop-oriented country-rock band, and throughout their career, they've often traded on the sounds and styles of the time to keep them sounding contemporary. Still, it's a little strange seeing frontman going post-Matchbox Twenty with his looks -- all adult-alternative pop, complete with short goatee and a photo in the liner notes where he looks startlingly like R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. These visuals are a slight clue to where the band is going with Can You Hear Me Now, their first album of new material in three years. Though there are some twangy guitars here and there, along with a few up-tempo shuffles, this is more a pop album than a country album, aimed at the audience that listens as much to adult-oriented mainstream pop (like Matchbox Twenty) and contemporary, post-Shania and Faith Hill country. Some might carp about this, but they're likely to be those who never listen to Sawyer Brown in the first place, since the band has always been a bit like this and they've always done this pretty well, and Can You Hear Me is no exception. This does adopt contemporary mores, but in a professional, engaging way, and while not all of the ten songs are strong, there are certainly more hits than misses. It's a solid effort, not just for Sawyer Brown, but as contemporary crossover country-pop albums go.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187873728
catalogNumber: 78737
Rank: 73796

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sawyer Brown   Primary Artist
Dave Loggins   Musician
Duncan Cameron   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Erkman   Rhythm Guitar
Larry Franklin   Musician
Paul Leim   Musician
Blair Masters   Musician
Terry McMillan   Musician
Dale Oliver   Musician
Jim Scholten   Bass Guitar
Brian Tankersley   Musician
Joe "Curley" Smyth   Drums
Bobby Terry   Musician
Pete Stewart   Musician
Bernie Herms   Musician
Jimmy Myers   Percussion

Technical Credits

Michael Hodge   Contributor
Brian Tankersley   Producer,Engineer
Mark Miller   Producer
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction
Sam Hewitt   Engineer
Greg Call   Cover Illustration
Brain Tankersley   Producer

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