Who Needs Picturesby Brad Paisley
Don't be fooled. Paisley may look like another of those Nashville assembly-line sensitive hunks, but there's more to WHO NEEDS PICTURES than meets the eye. Cowriting every song but one on his million-selling debut, Paisley delivers his material in an engaging voice redolent with the warmth, feeling, and easygoing delivery of George Strait. Much like that subversive Texas rancher, Paisley displays a wry sense of humor at every turn. The massive hit single "Me Neither," a witty take on a familiar courtship two-step, and the wistful "I've Been Better" are note-perfect examples of Strait-style understatement. But Paisley offers more than the sincerest form of flattery here. He's got his own voice as a writer and a heart singularly attuned to relationships' twists and turns. He's also one hot guitar picker, firing off speedy lines on such barn-burners as "Don't Breathe" and flawlessly slithering up and down the neck on the powerhouse instrumental "Cloud of Dust." Telling moments: "He Didn't Have To Be," a beautiful account of an adoptive father's enduring love, and "In the Garden," a reverent interpretation of the gospel standard -- something you're unlikely to find on a mainstream country album today. WHO NEEDS PICTURES is as full of pleasant surprises as Brad Paisley is of promise. Gotta love where he's coming from. David McGee
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Performance CreditsBrad Paisley Primary Artist
Nathan DiGesare Overdubs
Brian David Willis Overdubs
Chris Latham Overdubs
Kelley Lovelace Track Performer
Frank Rogers Overdubs
Technical CreditsGreg Droman Engineer
John Kelton Engineer
S. Wade Hunt Art Direction
Mike Purcell Recording Assistant
Paula Montondo Recording Assistant
Brad Paisley Composer
Frank Rogers Composer,Producer
Christophe Dubois Composer
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The only bad thing about Brad Paisley right now, is that he has already completed his second album (due to be released in May 2001), therefore not giving all of the great songs on this album to get a shot at the charts. One of the best (possibly THE best) song on this album is ''I've Been Better.'' The true joy of listening to this cd and Brad Paisley is that, like many country artists, his songs are real and can be related to by the rest of us. Paisley is destined to become one of the BIG GUNS along with George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw.
Thare are some songs like ME NEITHER and IT NEVER WOULDA WORKED OUT ANY WAY that you would laughf-out-loud at but thare are some songs like HE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE and HOLDIN' ON TO YOU that you could just cry your eyes out.
This is one of the best c/d's I own. Mr. Paisley has one of the greatest voices.