A Thousand Miles Left Behind

A Thousand Miles Left Behind

by GlorianaGloriana


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Cheyenne Kimball, the singer who launched her career on America's Most Talented Kid and thereby gave Gloriana a little bit of a marquee draw, left the country-pop group in 2011, leaving the band as a trio of Rachel Reinert, Mike Gossin, and Tom Gossin -- a lineup that can't help but recall such currently popular trios as the Band Perry and Lady Antebellum. In particular, the sweet sound of the latter echoes throughout Gloriana's A Thousand Miles Left Behind, the group's sophomore set and first without Kimball. Perhaps the three-piece harmonies aren't quite as lush as those on their eponymous 2009 album but the overall sound has been brightened and streamlined, all the better to emphasize the group's irrepressible good cheer. Producer Matt Serletic -- best known for his chart-topping work with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, and Collective Soul -- is back on board and he keeps proceedings bright and clear, using backwoods instrumentation like banjos and harmonicas as mere rural flair on what at its core is a melodic adult pop album. As insistent as the sound is, the songs take some time to ease their way into memory; they don't grab and hold -- not even the stomping rocking country -- but they're ingratiating in their cozy comfort. Some of this plays as a little calculated -- there's not much need for a group as fuzzy as Gloriana to indulge in a bit of patented patriotism like "Soldier Song" -- but that crowd-pleasing instinct is integral to the appeal of A Thousand Miles Left Behind: this is a group that knows how to hit its marks, following the script with precision and without a wasted gesture. They may not dazzle but they get the job done.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2012
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624959014
catalogNumber: 527042

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gloriana   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Doug Trantow   Choir, Chorus
Matt Serletic   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Alex Arias   Choir, Chorus
Pat Bergeson   Harmonica
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Tom Gossin   Group Member
Mike Leisz   Choir, Chorus
Mike Gossin   Group Member
Rachel Reinert   Group Member
Ryan Kern   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Stephanie Bentley   Composer
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Mark Dobson   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Doug Trantow   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Matt Serletic   Composer,Programming,Producer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
James Slater   Composer
Karyn Rochelle   Composer
Danny Myrick   Composer
Deb Haus   Art Direction
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Tom Gossin   Composer,Programming
Josh Kear   Composer
Mike Gossin   Composer
Rachel Reinert   Composer

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