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A lot of artists talk about being adventurous, progressive, taking risks -- Clint Black doesn't talk about it; he's doing it. With D'LECTRIFIED the platinum perennial challenges his fans, country radio, and the mainstream in general. There may be no electric instruments at all on the album, but there are swooning strings, jazzy horns, and downright funky grooves. Still, in between "Bob Away My Blues," a souped-up version of the Marshall Tucker Band tune that Bob Wills would appreciate; "The Galaxy Song," by Monty Python's Eric Idle; and "Something That We Do," a surprising instrumental where Black demonstrates impressive chops as a guitarist; there's some quintessential Black fare for the diehards. Clint's ballad "When I Said I Do" is one of his finest introspective numbers ever, and has the added allure of sensuous harmonizing with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, the first time the couple has teamed up musically. A duet with cowriter Steve Wariner on "Been There" turns into some kind of country funkfest, with a big backbeat and wailing harmonica pushing things along. Kenny Loggins, Edgar Winter, and Waylon Jennings also put in guest appearances on this surprising album. D'LECTRIFIED is best approached without preconceptions, because Black's pushing his personal envelope here. Give him credit for taking a chance when he could have settled for the usual million-selling formula.