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The Wreckers, Trace Adkins go live, greatest on new CDs

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 – The Wreckers go the live route and Trace Adkins the greatest hits route in CDs out this week.

The Wreckers go "Way Back Home: Live From New York City" (Warner) on their second release. Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp had a successful run - and a surprising one at that since Branch came out of the pop field - with their debut, "Stand Still, Look Pretty." This release includes their big hit "Leave the Pieces," "The Good Kind" and three new songs.

Adkins is out with his second greatest hits package, "American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II" (Capitol Nashville). This was a sudden change of course from what was initially expected, an album of all new songs. The CD will feature three new songs, including his current single "I Got My Game On." Other songs are "Ladies Love Country Boys," "I Got My Game On" (new song), "You're Gonna Miss This" (new song), "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Hot Mama," "Rough & Ready," "Arlington," "Songs About Me, Chrome, "I Wanna Feel Something, "Swing," "American Man" (new song) and "I Came Here To Live."

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Way Back Home: Live From New York City CD review - Way Back Home: Live From New York City
The timing for the release of The Wreckers's live CD/DVD package from July is strange to say the least. For one, not many bands put out a live record when only one studio album has been released, especially when the live set mostly includes that debut disc with little new to offer. Also it is well known that there may not be a second studio album as both Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp are branching out (pun intended) to solo projects. There no denying these two girls have great chemistry »»»
Stand Still, Look Pretty CD review - Stand Still, Look Pretty
Prior to forming The Wreckers, Michelle Branch had two successful pop-rock albums, while Jessica Harp was trying to find her break as a singer-songwriter in Nashville and singing backup for Branch. This mixes those two sensibilities in an album that's not quite country, but not quite pop. There are definitely country tracks on the disc. "My, Oh My" lays its cheerful nostalgia for the not too distant past over exuberant fiddle and Dobro. "Crazy People" is a story song in a classic country vein, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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