Up!

Up!

by Shania TwainShania Twain

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Overview

On Up!, superstar Shania Twain presents her first new material in five years to a country-pop populace that seems almost psychotically split between bluegrass 'n' roots rediscovery and bold, rock-styled productions that are "country" in name only. Only Shania Twain, it seems, can hold the two together. Fittingly, Up!'s 19 songs appear on both a "Green" CD of country arrangements and a "Red" CD with Twain's vocals dropped into pop arrangements, for those who prefer their Shania sans fiddles and banjos. The dual-disc arrangement allows Twain and her husband-producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, to indulge their rock tendencies and infuse the arrangements behind her soaring vocals with metal-edged guitars and hard-hitting rhythms. No matter what the style, it's futile to resist: Shania's voluptuous charms are as much aural as visual, and when Lange backs her come-hither cooings with a fierce rhythm track, it silences the argument about fiddles versus synths -- better just to melt with her. Twain prefers upbeat, positive songs, and Up! is loaded with 'em, from the groove-heavy hit single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" to a cautionary, dramatic testimonial to self-assertiveness, "Juanita." On the ballad side, Twain is positively captivating in the urgency she brings to her vows of everlasting love in "Forever and for Always," which is most effective in the pop version that establishes an evocative ambience with the synth washes and a drum program. For even more Shania, check out the "Blue" mixes on her web site, which she describes in her liner notes as "more rhythmic with an Eastern influence." With Up!, Shania Twain offers enough lofty songs to raise the spirits of all her fans, country cosmopolitans and city slickers alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2002
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0008817031422
catalogNumber: 170314
Rank: 33577

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shania Twain   Primary Artist
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Mauro Pagani   Voices
Jatinder Thakur   Violin
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Mandolin
Jonathan Yudkin   Mandolin,Violin,Cello
Michael Hart Thompson   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Ulhas Bapat   Santoor
Irish Film Orchestra   Strings
Cory Churko   Slide Guitar,Soloist
Donnell   Group Member
Diamond Duggal   Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Synthesizer Guitar,Coral Sitar
Rakesh Chaurasia   Flute
Sunil Das   Sitar
Sanjay Vyas   Tabla
Simon Duggal   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Tabla,Darbouka,Dholak
Chintoo Singh   Rabab

Technical Credits

Shania Twain   Composer
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Arthur Stead   Pre-Production Arranger
Gavin Greenaway   String Arrangements
Cory Churko   Pro-Tools
Michel Gallone   Engineering
Kevin Churko   Programming,Engineer,Remixing,Construction,Copy,Numerical Editing,Engineering
Simon Duggal   drum programming

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