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Chrome (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Trace Adkins Audio Cassette
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1. Chrome
2. Help Me Understand
3. Once Upon a Fool Ago
4. I'm Tryin'
5. Thankful Man
6. I'm Payin' for It Now
7. And There Was You
8. Come Home
9. Scream
10. I'm Goin' Back
11. Give Me You
12. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

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Graced with one of 2001's most distinct voices, Adkins begins by sinking his leathery growl into the title number--a rap track, but one possessing enough wit to avoid falling into gimmickry. From there, the curve is upward. The hit "I'm Tryin'," a simple inspirational message wrapped in a complex arrangement, possesses strength and integrity too rarely seen in hit singles. Adkins's real-life blue-collar past imbues "Thankful Man" with a believability missing when such songs wind up in the hands of singers from middle-class college backgrounds. While keeping the otherwise mundane "Scream" and "Once a Fool Ago" above water, he rises above the norm with "I'm Goin' Back." This take on the timeless country-boy-hates-the-big-city scenario succeeds on every level, even if the word "discern" seems a bit out of place. The excruciating anguish of "Help Me Understand" and the self-explanatory "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" exemplify power ballads done right. The message? One can make a record that reconciles the normally disparate virtues of commerciality and honesty. --Rich Kienzle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT! BUY THIS CD!! Jan. 3 2004
By Peter
Format:Audio CD
This is the cd that introduced me to the wonder of Trace Adkins. I'd never heard him until i heard the songs "Tryin'" and "Help Me Understand" on the country radio station. That song is a power ballad that just rips my heart out every time i hear it. There is such pure honesty and conviction in his voice when he sings this song. I don't know how anyone can't be moved by this song. "Tryin'" is another amazing power ballad that is an inspirational song about not giving up when life constantly throws obstacles at you. It's also very moving in the way Trace delivers it. The opening track "Chrome" is amazing! He starts the song with a sexy growl and sings about cars and his big black Mack truck. He talks about the truck in a very sexy way, and about a woman who loves trucks and cars. It is very much a novelty song for Trace, as it's probably the closest thing to "country-rap" from Trace that you'll hear, but Trace pulls off the song with confidence and it's a fun song. There is not ONE bad track on the cd. Every single track is amazing and great! The cd is loaded with hit singles, many that didn't get released but should have. What i love most about Trace Adkins is that his voice doesn't sound like any male out there in country at all. He's a one-of-a-kind original with his amazing rich baritone voice. This guy sings pure country from his heart and soul. This cd sold me on Trace Adkins and i bought many of his earlier cds too, and they are all great! This guy was inducted into the country music hall of fame and i'm really happy about that. You can tell from seeing him in interviews and listening to the way he sings that here is NOTHING phoney or fake about Trace Adkins! The guy is a good person and has a good heart, which shines in his music. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Country CD March 26 2002
By K. Roth
Format:Audio CD
This CD has a mix of country ballads and faster, upbeat songs. Trace Adkins voice is very country. His music on this CD however, sways somewhat away from that traditional sound. The beginning song "Chrome" is unlike anything he has every done before...it is very mechanical with a lot of electric guitar. His voice pulls it back to the country realm though. Song #2 is a beautiful ballad about him losing his lifetime love and how is he ever going to get over it. "I'm Trying" is of course, the first single released from the album. "Thankful Man" is a retake on his blue collar upbringing and traditional Adkins type verses. "I'm Going Back" is about the country boy-living in the city-and hating it song. "Love Me Like There's No..." is another ballad and very pretty. (I like #2 better.)
It is worth buying, especially if you are a fan. Some of the music is just a further reach for him as compared to his previous albums. I would categorize him with Toby Keith...that type of music...except that Trace has a much deeeeeeeeeper voice. But their words, melodies, and goofy songs are similar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best voice in country has the best album! Nov. 15 2001
By DanD
Format:Audio CD
Trace Adkins has been singing for a few years now, but people haven't necessarily given him the recognition he deserves. Maybe this CD will change their minds. CHROME is loaded with hits, and it will keep you dancin' the night away!
The opening track is also the title track, telling the story of a girl who loves semis and cars and...Well, "Chrome"! The next song--"Help Me Understand"--is a typical breakup song, but with Adkins loaning it his voice, it's a masterpiece. "Once Upon A Fool Ago" is basically an uptempo version of "Understand," with the same ups and downs. "I'm Tryin'" is the ballad of a man struggling through life, never giving up. It's the anthem our country needs during these tryin times. It is followed by a similar-themed--and just as good--"Thankful Man." Adkins co-wrote the following track, "I'm Payin' For It Now", and takes the breakup song and gives it a somewhat sarcastic edge. "And There Was You" is maybe the album's lowpoint, but even it has it's ups. "Come Home" is again a song about love gone wrong, this time with the singer pleading his case. On track nine, "Scream", Adkins gives what may be his best work; that is, taking a song that could be considered pop, adding a country feel, and topping it off with his baritone voice. "I'm Goin' Back" is a humorous look at why the country is better than the city. "Give Me You" is off-kilter from most of the album--a song about the good side of love. The CD finishes off with "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow", a powerful ballad that will linger in your head for days afterward.
CHROME is Trace Adkins's best work yet. I know you'll like it; if, however, you don't, you might want to get your ears examined--because something's very wrong! Buy this CD, and if your ears are okay, you'll enjoy it always.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Getting to know Trace Adkins Oct. 1 2002
Format:Audio CD
My son loves the song "Help me understand". I found the cd CHROME at our local cd store in the used cd section so I bought it.(The best 9 dollars I have ever spent).I played it when I got home and played it.It took me about 2 weeks to get past the first four songs.(CHROME, HELP ME UNDERSTAND, ONCE UPON A FOOL AGO, I'M TRYIN'.) There great and I would buy the cd with only these songs on it. Then I moved on to 5-12. THANKFUL MAN is a song that I really enjoy. It has a great upbeat tempo. I'M PAYIN FOR IT NOW,SCREAM,I'M GOIN BACK are all hit the replay button. Then I finally made it to the last song LOVE ME LIKE THERE'S NO TOMMORROW. This song was a total shock. The previous 11 were sung with Trace's deep baritone voice.LOVE ME was sung so beautifully you feel it in your heart. This song is my No.1 "hit the replay song". Trace is excellent and one of my new FAVORITES. I also bought "BIG TIME" but, I haven't got past "CHROME" yet!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not enough
I'm a great fan and loved the CD. I just have one complaint. Not enough of the great songs were made into singles and videos. Many didn't hear the best songs from this album. Read more
Published on Aug. 24 2003 by Delaine C. Hester
4.0 out of 5 stars Trace Adkins: another cliche?
The biggest challenge of male country music singers today is BEING UNIQUE. After hearing so many singles and buying so many albums, one singer seems to melt into the next, with... Read more
Published on June 19 2003 by Rebecca
1.0 out of 5 stars SHOULD BE RE-TITLED AS: RUST!
I enjoy good music of any kind, but this "Tracey-good-ol'-boy" cd lacks polish and lustre. Hammy lyrics, and tired, worn out grooves and guitar riffs coupled with basic sound... Read more
Published on March 18 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Chrome is Heaven!
Chrome was my first Trace Adkins CD I purchased and I had to run back to the store to get his other CD's. If you love country music, you'll LOVE Chrome. Read more
Published on Feb. 20 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favorite color is CHROME
y'all this guy ROCKS! i'd only heard 2 of the songs on the CD before I got it, and now I love every single one. Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Ditto on "A music fan from Rhinelander, WI USA" Review
Chrome was also my first Trace Adkins CD to purchase and I loved it. I've also since then went out and bought his 3 previous CDs and haven't regreted it!!
Published on Oct. 2 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Next Big Country Star
All Trace needs is a break and he could be the next big country star. Trace has an excellent and distinctive voice that is a joy to listen to. Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS CD-
Move over Garth (and a few other more popular Country male vocalists')! Trace, has something to sing about!! Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2002 by C. West
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Voice
This man has the sexiest voice in the world. This CD is great and worth buying just so you can listen to his voice. Hopefully he'll keep coming out with many more great CDs.
Published on May 25 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Country Album of this year.....
Okay - so you're here at Amazon trying to decide whether to buy this album or not....correct?
You probably know of the terrific, deep vocal power that singer Trace Adkins... Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2002 by Jeff R. Clow
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