Show Me How

Show Me How

by Lorrie Morgan


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It would be unkind to point out that Lorrie Morgan looks a little the worse for wear on the cover of Show Me How -- if she didn't do a song on that very subject on the album ("Now my idea of letting it all hang out/Sure has changed with time/And that's hard on a bombshell"), and if she didn't have a perfect right. So it's doubly a pleasure to find that Morgan sounds, at an age that usually takes its toll on the tight throats of female country vocalists, better than ever. Check out the perfectly controlled descent into baritone territory in "I Can Count on You," one of four songs here in which songwriter Angela Kaset, the creator of Morgan's mega-hit "Something in Red," had a hand. In other ways, too, Show Me How feels like a reunion of the forces who created Morgan's long string of smart country-pop hits in the 1990s. Morgan rejoins with producer Richard Landis, who once again mixes classic keyboard-based sounds that put Morgan front and center with fun, funky electronic experiments. The songs he and Morgan select range from good to superb, with "Used" (Bekka Bramlett and James House) a particular standout; they showcase Morgan's sense of humor and play to her usual strengths in the genres of the breakup ballad and everywoman barroom encounter song. And it's especially good, in this era of Nashville smugness, to hear a song ("Rocks") that takes swipes at both racism and anti-gay bigotry. How much of a hearing Morgan will get for this independent-label release remains to be seen, but her longtime fans will be well satisfied, and so will anyone else who happens upon it or seeks it out.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2004
Label: Image Entertainment
UPC: 0014381060928
catalogNumber: 0609
Rank: 81167

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lorrie Morgan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Alison Krauss   Background Vocals
Rhonda Vincent   Background Vocals
Susan Ashton   Background Vocals
Richard Landis   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Electric Piano
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Mitch Humphries   Piano
John Jarvis   Piano
Gordon Kennedy   Electric Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Blair Masters   Synthesizer
Dave Pomeroy   Bas Dessus
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Jimmy Nichols   Synthesizer
Larry Byrum   Acoustic Guitar
Audrey Haney   Fiddle,Mandolin
John Wesley Riles   Background Vocals
Chris Bushong   Bongos
Michael Black   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

James House   Composer
Lorrie Morgan   Composer,Liner Notes
Richard Landis   Producer,Liner Notes
Bekka Bramlett   Composer
Craig Carothers   Composer
Tony Green   Engineer
Angela Kaset   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Jessica Simpson   Composer
Buffy Lawson   Composer
Fred Knobloch   Composer
James Slater   Composer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
Aimee Mayo   Composer
Louise Dorsey   Composer
Marvin Green   Composer
Roxie Dean   Composer
Eddie "Gensu Dean" Alexander   Composer
Patrick Matthews   Composer
Amy Dalley   Composer
Chris Bushong   Engineer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer

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Show Me How 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok so if you had no idea who Lorrie Morgan is then you must be living on Mars or one of those other planets. Her new CD "Show me How" is one of the best she has ever released.Her song "Rock" is beyond real and really has a superb messge to it. My personal favorite is by far.. Hmm The WHOLE THING !!! Check it out for yourself and you will enjoy it too.