Love Can Build a Bridge

Love Can Build a Bridge

by The JuddsThe Judds


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The last Judds album may not be their strongest but nonetheless featured some killer tracks and is by no means unsuccessful when taken as a whole. There is plenty of merit here. With an opening track like "Born to Be Blue" that begins as an old swinging blues tune à la the 1930s and moves into a hot fusion of country and R&B, the album is off to a good start. There are a handful of Naomi Judd co-writes that feature everything from roots and progressive country to strutting, punchy rock & roll to heartbreaking ballads. The remake of Lawrence Hammond's "John Deere Tractor" may not have be the best move to make, but then, it's not bad either. "Calling in the Wind" sounds like Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" at the beginning, but Wynonna dispels any of that quickly in the verse. "Rompin' Stompin' Bad News Blues" is a ferocious blues rocker with acoustic guitars roiling under the voice of Wynonna, who sings as loud as she growls, and guest star Bonnie Raitt's greasy electric slide doesn't hurt either. Ultimately, Love Can Build a Bridge is a fine sendoff for one of the most successful and revolutionary bands in country history. There is much pleasure here, and it is all in the way two voices weave, Wynonna's command of her instrument, and Brent Maher's production that accents all the strengths and leaves just enough weakness in the mix to make the band human.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
Label: Curb Special Markets
UPC: 0715187878129
catalogNumber: 78781
Rank: 56270

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judds   Primary Artist
Bonnie Raitt   Slide Guitar
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Bandleader
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Craig Bickhardt   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Christ Church Choir   Choir, Chorus
Paul Franklin   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Joy Gardner   Choir Director
Landy Gardner   Choir Director
Sonny Garrish   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Naomi Judd   Track Performer
Wynonna Judd   Track Performer
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Bobby Ogdin   Organ,Piano
Jack Williams   Electric Bass
Mark Tanner   Cello

Technical Credits

Lawrence Hammond   Composer
Don Potter   Composer
Paul Franklin   Contributor
Joy Gardner   Director
Landy Gardner   Director
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Brent Maher   Producer,Engineer
Mary Hamilton   Art Direction
Don Schlitz   Composer
Carl Struck   Composer

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