Lucky Ones

Lucky Ones

by Pat Green
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Lucky Ones

Lucky Ones is Pat Green's third album for a major label, but it's the first one where he truly seems comfortable gunning for the big time. He enlists producer Don Gehman, who produced a few songs on his previous album, 2003's Wave on Wave, for the entire record, and Gehman not only gives Lucky Ones a bright roots rock feel similar to the albums he produced for John Mellencamp, he also enlists drummer Kenny Aronoff and violinist Lisa Germano, both Mellencamp vets, for a few tracks. These two, along with a few other session musicians, mix seamlessly with Green's seven-piece backing band, giving the album a consistent sound -- and that sound is big and shiny, part contemporary country, part heartland rock, all polished and designed for a wide audience. The ballads never get too maudlin, the up-tempo numbers never rock too hard. All the songs are about love and good times, whether it's about how it's good to be home or sitting around with Brad Paisley and reminiscing about college. It's all bright and tuneful, closer to the mainstream Midwest rock of the '80s than contemporary country, but that's part of its appeal -- it's well-crafted, highly polished, anthemic roots rock that appeals to the heart of America. While it is true that if you listen hard enough it's possible to hear the formula and the calculation behind Green's amalgam of country and MOR rock, there's no denying that at its best it's hard to resist, and there's also no denying that Lucky Ones finds the singer at his best.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602498640067
catalogNumber: 000352202
Rank: 139452

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Green   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Lisa Germano   Violin
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
David Grissom   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
David Neuhauser   Piano,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ
Herb Pedersen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Background Vocals
Fred LeBlanc   Background Vocals
Mike Daly   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Amanda Wilkinson   Background Vocals
Brad Paisley   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Brendon Anthony   Mandolin,Violin
Michael Tarabay   Bass Guitar
Brett Danaher   Electric Guitar
Billy Hawn   Percussion,Tambourine
Jondan McBride   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Justin Pollard   Drums,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Radney Foster   Composer
Mark Dearnley   Engineer,Sound Design
Don Gehman   Producer
Pat Green   Composer
Jack Ingram   Composer
Irene Kelley   Composer
David Neuhauser   Composer
Jim Perkins   Executive Producer
Trent Summar   Composer
Fred LeBlanc   Composer
Drew Womack   Composer
Wade Bowen   Composer
Brad Paisley   Composer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Justin Pollard   Composer
Christopher Kornmann   Art Direction

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Lucky Ones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've always been a pat green fan and i don't mind his change to more comtemporary music at all, i think its for the better. of his cds, this is by far my favorite, although i did like "poetry" from the wave on wave cd an awful lot. this one of those cd's you listen from track 1 - 12 and you are never disappointed. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a country listener and am a fan of the likes of Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet -- you get the idea. I had never really heard much about Pat Green but bought this CD and absolutely fell in love with his writing and that one-of-a-kind voice. Whether your listening to his duet with Brad Paisley or tapping you foot to "Baby Doll", you will not be disappointed with his transition to a more contemporary country. It is one of the few CDs where I could honestly say that I could listen to every song without skipping one of them. The song which ends the 12 song CD is "Sweet Revenge" which is somewhat dark but so much fun to listen to. The emphasis on the instruments and Green's raspy low voice make it a thrill. I find it very interesting that it has such poor reviews from people bickering about his change to modern country. They complain about him not singing about beer and Texas in every song. All I can hope is Green keeps this new style up because it has by far made him my favorite artist in the business. Not a Pat Green fan? Buy this CD and you'll be hooked for life.