Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World

by Alan Jackson


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Here in the Real World

In 1989, country music honky tonk revivalist Alan Jackson scored his first number one hit with "I'd Love You All Over Again" -- not bad for being only his fifth single. Interestingly enough, it was a ballad, but a hard country ballad nonetheless. The songs sits somewhere in the no man's land between George Jones and Randy Travis, and floats uneasily seeking an edge. The title track is another hard country ballad, and with its sweet lonesome fiddle it was a more logical choice, but what the hell. The bottom line is that while Here in the Real World may not be Jackson's strongest record, it still stands head and shoulders over most of the competition, and that includes Curtain Shirt Brooks, that is, Garth. Producers Keith Stegall and Scott Hendricks understood that Jackson's country sensibilities are a boon, not a bane, in terms of putting his particular brand of new traditionalism onto the charts. Other winners are the honky tonkers such as "Blue Blooded Woman," "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," and "She Don't Get the Blues," which feels as much like Merle Haggard doing Bob Wills as it does new country. This is a solid effort and established the fact that Jackson was just beginning to come into his own.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2001
Label: Bmg Special Product
UPC: 0755174580123
catalogNumber: 145801

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Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Gibson   Electric Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Harold Bradley   Bass,6-string bass
Jimmy Capps   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle,Violin
Dennis Henson   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Larry Paxton   Bass
Dave Pomeroy   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Keith Stegall   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Hammond   Engineer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Engineer
Alan Jackson   Composer
Jim McBride   Composer
Roger Murrah   Composer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Composer,Producer
J.B.   Engineer
Charlie Craig   Composer
Maude Gilman   Art Direction
Mark Irwin   Composer

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