Emerson Drive

Emerson Drive

by Emerson Drive



Emerson Drive, a band of Canadian transplants, eases right into the Music Row pocket with its first effort, a collection of amiable tunes delivered with polish and some degree of drama. What's most refreshing is that the band wrote hardly any of it; with so many non-performing writers in Nashville, it's a blessing to find a self-contained group that doesn't have to inflict its own mediocre material on the world. On the other hand, the gloss and lyrical predictability of these songs doesn't prove that the non-performing writers are necessarily that much more gifted. On balance, with its ebullient spirit, agreeably rough-edged vocal harmonies, and fluid fiddle fills from Pat Allingham, Emerson Drive is about as strong a debut as one can expect, given the narrow stylistic rules imposed on the genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Dreamworks Nashville
UPC: 0600445027220
catalogNumber: 450272

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emerson Drive   Primary Artist,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Brad Mates   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Danick Dupelle   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Loberg   Group Member
Chris Hartman   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,Group Member
Pat Allingham   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mike Melancon   Group Member

Technical Credits

David Cole   Engineer
Julian King   Producer,Engineer
Richard Marx   Producer
James Stroud   Producer
Wayne R. Halper   Liner Notes
Sally Carns   Art Direction
Scott Borchetta   Executive Producer

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Emerson Drive 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one the best country cds I have heard in a long time. There isn't a bad song on the disc. These guys have a fresh sound and if this album is any indication, they'll be around for a long time to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Emerson Drive and after I saw them in concert and met them I bought their cd and there are no regrets. Every song on the album is awsome and has great rythum. They have great songs and lyrics. I'm so excited for their second CD to come out I can't hardly stand it! Every country fan should have this cd! It would be great for your collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ohhh baby...this is the country CD of the year! I first heard of Emerson Drive when I saw them on a radio promotion concert. I am so excited that their CD is out now! I picked it up this morning and it's amazing. They are the best things to ever come out of Canada! Every single song on the CD is amazing. Richard Marx produced two songs that are great. This is just a really fun, light hearted CD that's really uplifting. Emerson Drive has the musical style that I think will appeal to all kinds of listeners. You can tell from their songs that the guys have an array of musical influences that make their music super hot. Check this CD out. I guarantee you'll never look at country the same
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can you say about the cd?It's great.There isn't one bad song on the disc.It gives country a whole new meaning!And the musical talent is wonderful!The cd is just GREAT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, well, well....where to start? All these songs are great. There, I said it. They kind of seem the same after a while, since they all are happy, guy-gets-girl love songs, but what's wrong with that? The vocals are perfect and "Fall Into Me" has some awesome instrumental parts. "Light of Day" is a great love song. Definite buy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! What can I say about this cd? These guys are just awesome. Having waited patiently as the release date kept getting postponed, I am so glad it's finally here! (I bought myself 3 of their cds on it's release date!) With most cd's, there is one song that is my favorite, however with this one, I honestly cant pick just one. I absolutely love ''Passionate Desperate'' ''Light of Day'' and ''I See Heaven''. I promise you will love this cd! I do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe these are the next best thing to happen to country music. They have there own sound and it stands out very much. They will go far with their music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has everything you need. It has attitude and is edgy. Every song is different with that attitude of this band. I really enjoy listening to it when ever I can.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite CDs! The songs, from Fall into Me to It's All About You are great!! There are many lighthearted, dancy tuned songs mixed in with heart-tugging ballads! A must for any country music fan!! (They're also hot!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really love this group especially since i'm from fargo-moorhead which is where they're from. But i really love them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago