We're All Somebody from Somewhere

We're All Somebody from Somewhere

by Steven Tyler

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Overview

Like Mick Jagger before him, Steven Tyler itched to launch a solo career, but where Mick struck while the iron was relatively hot -- 20 years after "Satisfaction," true, yet the Rolling Stones still packed arenas -- the Aerosmith singer took the better part of a decade to figure out what he wanted to do on his own. He landed a starring gig on American Idol that didn't quite launch a solo career. That didn't happen until 2015, when Tyler emerged from a 2012 reunion with Aerosmith as a country singer -- a surprise, because the closest he ever came to country was the Desmond Child co-write "What It Takes," a power ballad that provides a good touchstone for 2016's We're All Somebody from Somewhere. Nominally a country album, We're All Somebody from Somewhere doesn't belong to any country: laden with power ballads and pulsating polished rockers, it's commercial music of all stripes. Tyler has a laugh with the lighter moments -- he skips through "I Make My Own Sunshine," a number so effervescent it should never have crossed his lascivious lips, and glides into the glistening groove of "Sweet Louisiana" -- but a good chunk of We're All Somebody from Somewhere moves a good deal slower, pulsating along with minor keys and deliberate marches. Pro that he is, Tyler never seems out of sorts. He lays into the crawling schmaltz of "My Own Worst Enemy" and "It Ain't Easy" with as much gusto as he slings the corn of "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly & Me," "Red, White & You," and "We're All Somebody from Somewhere."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2016
Label: Big Machine Records
UPC: 0602547967558
catalogNumber: 002521902
Rank: 45834

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steven Tyler   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bert Berns   Composer
Jeff Peters   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Andrew Ross   Graphic Design
Brett James   Composer
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Larry Rudolph   Art Manager
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer
David Hodges   Composer
Cary Barlowe   Composer
Jaren Johnston   Composer
Troy Verges   Composer
Ross Copperman   Composer
Nathan Barlowe   Composer
Jon Vella   Composer
Alyssa Bonagura   Composer
Tom Hamilton   Composer
Zane Peterson   Graphic Design
Eric Paslay   Composer
Jared Gutstadt   Composer
Roger Alan Nichols   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lindsey Lee   Composer
Levi Hummon   Composer
Jason Boyd   Composer
Rebecca Lambrecht   Art Manager
Rick Hicks   Graphic Design
Michael Cersosimo   Cover Design
Katrina McNaughton   Graphic Design

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