Edens Edge

Edens Edge

by Edens EdgeEdens Edge


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Edens Edge strike a careful blend of Lady Antebellum and Pistol Annies on their eponymous 2012 debut. Produced by Mark Bright, a hitmaker for the likes of Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts, Edens Edge certainly has a cool, bright sheen that fits neatly into the parameters of contemporary country-pop radio, but the group threads in traces of twang reminiscent of Miranda Lambert at her smoothest. Lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock invites these comparisons by leaning hard into the choruses, but Bright's arrangements are underpinned by acoustic guitars and Dobros, down-home instruments that peek out from underneath the gloss. The most appealing thing about Edens Edge -- both the group and the album -- is that they're at heart a pop group, one that's nearly as soft and ready for crossover as Lady Antebellum, but these strategically deployed roots flourishes keep them from being too slick and sugary, a risk the group certainly flirts with throughout the album. And, like much mainstream country of the new millennium, there is a heavier emphasis on product placement and name-dropping than necessary -- allusions to Bocephus and Alan Jackson in no way lend the group grit -- because Edens Edge's music is so pretty it needs no extra sweetening; it's the kind of music that becomes a hit not through its insistence but through its gentleness. Edens Edge may lack a distinguishing personality -- they're eager to fit into the confines of commercial country -- but the trio plays the game cleanly on this album, winding up with an ingratiating country-pop debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: Big Machine Records
UPC: 0843930006588
catalogNumber: 0100
Rank: 73929


  1. Amen
  2. Swingin' Door
  3. Skinny Dippin'
  4. Too Good To Be True
  5. Last Supper
  6. Feels So Real
  7. Who Am I Drinking Tonight
  8. Liar
  9. Cherry Pie
  10. Christ Alone

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edens Edge   Primary Artist
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Mike Rojas   Keyboards
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Tom Bukovac   Piano,Electric Guitar
Mark Hill   Bass
Hannah Blaylock   Vocals,Group Member
Nick Buda   Drums
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Dean Berner   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Cherrill Green   Banjo,Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony,Group Member

Technical Credits

Derek Bason   Engineer
Mark Hagen   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer,Engineer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Vince Melamed   Composer
Gerald O'Brien   Composer
Andy Stochansky   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer
Brett James   Composer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Tia Sillers   Composer
Terry Clayton   Composer
Danny Myrick   Composer
Laura Veltz   Composer
Steve Smith   Composer
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Scott Borchetta   Executive Producer
Sean Neff   Engineer
Troy Verges   Composer
Catt Gravitt   Composer
Becky Reiser   Graphic Design
Ashley Monroe   Composer
Hannah Blaylock   Composer
Skip Black   Composer
Dean Berner   Composer
Edens Edge   Engineer

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