Jet Black and Jealous

Jet Black and Jealous

by Eli Young BandEli Young Band


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Fans of Rascal Flatts and other slick, harmony-heavy country groups will find much to enjoy about the Eli Young Band, whose songs borrow from rock and pop without ever fully entering either camp. The flagship track on this major-label debut is "When It Rains," a holdover from the band's independent release in 2005. Like the other 11 songs on Jet Black & Jealous, the revamped version of "When It Rains" gleams with commercial sheen, from its polished vocals to the crisp mix of banjo, pedal steel, and electric guitar. But there's also a fiery quality to the song, whose twang is balanced by Nashville-gothic lyrics ("It's good to see the world in pain when I take a walk outside") and rock & roll guitars. Moments like that are the best part about Jet Black & Jealous. This isn't country music in the tractor-driving, American flag-waving sense; it's country music with pop production and rock muscle, and the album sounds its strongest whenever it's occupying the three-way intersection between those genres. "Radio" is tailor-made for its titular medium, "Always the Love Songs" borrows an intro from the Wallflowers' "6th Avenue Heartache," and "Throw and Go" is a dark, dangerous rock song dressed up in cowboys' clothing. Jet Black & Jealous thrives on that sort of contrast, and the Eli Young Band's official debut is promising indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2008
Label: Universal South
UPC: 0602517814004
catalogNumber: 001179402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eli Young Band   Primary Artist
Chris Thompson   Drums
James Young   Guitar
Russ Pahl   Pedal Steel Guitar
Tommy Young   Hammond Organ
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Fred Eltringham   Percussion
Mike Wrucke   Banjo,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Webb   Hammond Organ
James "Jockey" Young   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin
Blu Sanders   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Rick Brantley   Harmonica
Erik Herbst   Guitar (Baritone)
Jon Jones   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mike Eli   Guitar,Vocals
Vince Barnhart   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Natalie Hemby   Composer
George Ducas   Composer
Keith Gattis   Composer
Mike Wrucke   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Frank Liddell   Executive Producer
Susannah Parrish   Art Direction
Blu Sanders   Composer
Erik Herbst   Producer,Engineer
Justin Weaver   Composer
Natalie Moore   Art Direction
Mike Eli   Composer
Kelly Archer   Composer
Scooter Carusoe   Composer

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