Drinkin' Songs & Other Logic

Drinkin' Songs & Other Logic

by Clint BlackClint Black

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Overview

Picking up where he left off with 2004's excellent Spend My Time, Clint Black returns with another impressive self-produced album of finely crafted songs, affecting vocal performances, and some note-perfect support from his seasoned road band. As the title suggests, a few of the tunes are in the venerable tradition of country drinkin' numbers, including the title track and the honky-tonk stomper "Longnecks & Rednecks," but the best cuts are classic Black ruminations on time passing, missed opportunities, lost love, and treasured friendship. Black hits some career highlights on originals such as the eerie, galloping "Code of the West" (in which he laments the passing of a world where the good guys were clearly distinguishable from the bad, and seems to comment on the war on terror and how our "moder- day heroes show 'em how the West was won") and the tearful ballad "Go It Alone," in which Black summons a heartfelt vocal tribute to a fellow traveler with whom he shares a twilight moment of rough 'n' rowdy times fading fast in the modern age. A most genial breakup song, "I Don't Wanna Tell You" is a dance hall gem, its loping rhythm spiced by lively fiddle soloing, sprightly pedal steel lines, and interjections of honk-tonk piano and jazzy electric guitar. Drinkin' to forget is the timeless topic of the catchy, mid-tempo heartbreaker "Thinkin' of You," with Black's carefully measured vocal shadings bolstered by a lonesome twanging guitar. In the throes of a Vince Gill–like artistic resurgence, Clint Black sounds like he's just getting started. Amen to that.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Equity Music Group
UPC: 0880966800124
catalogNumber: 3009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clint Black   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Various,Bass Harp
Steve Wariner   Electric Guitar
Dick Gay   Drums
Hayden Nicholas   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jeff Peterson   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Jake Willemain   Bass Guitar
Martin Young   Acoustic Guitar
Dane Bryant   Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Steve Real   Background Vocals
Kimberly Roads   Background Vocals
Jimi Westbrook   Background Vocals
Phillip Sweet   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Clint Black   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Steve Wariner   Composer
Hayden Nicholas   Composer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Ray Rogers   Engineering Support

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