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Like Red On A Rose

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 26 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,946 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Where Do I Go From Here
2. Oh Susanna
3. Anywhere On Earth You Are
4. Good Imitation Of The Blues
5. Like Red On A Rose
6. Nobody Said That It Would Be Easy
7. Don't Change On Me
8. The Firefly's Song
9. Wait A Minute
10. Had It Not Been You
11. A Woman's Love
12. Don't Ask Why
13. As Lovely As You
14. Where Do I Go From Here
15. Bluebird

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rob Mcniff on Oct. 30 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have a large cd collection covering a wide range of music but I wouldn't say country music takes up a lot of space on my shelf. I bought this cd after reading a review that Alan Jackson stuck his neck out and tried something "new" here but mostly I took a chance on this because Alison Krauss was in charge of production. What a stunning cd! Mainly ballads that paint a vivid picture of love family and mid life. Krauss did an excellent job on bringing out the best in Jackson on these tracks! Anywhere On Earth You Are and The Firefly's Song are my favourites but every track here is good! Jacksons voice is very favourable on the ears. A great cd for couples lounging around in the evening. My wife and I keep playing this disc again and again and I have also recommended it to a few friends who can't believe I have something from a "hardcore" country artist! Excellent job Mr. Jackson! Hopefully you will deliver another disc along these lines!
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
An Oasis in today's dessert of Country Music. Sept. 29 2006
By John A. Gregorio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
After listening to this cd and before I read the other reviews I had come to a few conclusions that others appear to have come to the opposite.

1. Based on most of what is called "Country Music" today this album is Country with a capital C. 2. As we all know, Alan can sure sing rockabilly and honky-tonk , but he can take a ballad and sign it like few can except classic singers like Ray Price, George Jones, Charlie Pride , Ralph Stanley and others. Both his choice of ballads and his arrangements are top notch. After his wonderful Gospel cd, this is another gem.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps Country's Finest Vocalist Oct. 17 2006
By Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What is amazing to me about Alan Jackson is the fact that he is considered just a country artist. Listening to the phenomenal LIKE RED ON A ROSE, you often wonder if you are really listening to ONLY a country album. If I were to answer that question, I would say no-- Jackson has so much vocal appeal here that he should have no problem crossing genres to appeal to a broader audience than just the country fans that have lauded and followed his throughout his very successful career. Sure, LIKE RED ON A ROSE didn't open with the largest numbers of Jackson's career and also there is the possibility that where "quantity" is concerned it may not end up selling as much as his older, more "classic" albums, but in my opinion, LIKE RED ON A ROSE just may very well be my favorite country album of 2006 and also it just maybe one of my favorite albums of the entire year.

From the get go, the first track, you can tell that Jackson isn't taking the audience on the standard ride. One needn't even necessarily listen to know that this album, produced by Bluegrass standout Alison Krauss, is going to feature a different timbre, a different feel, and have a different appeal. Opening track "Anywhere on Earth" confirms this theory as a simplistic arrangement with prominent piano lines and subtle, reserved vocals from Jackson take over. Upon first listen, you think that Jackson is being too soft or selling out, but truth be told, the performance chills beyond its obvious simplicity.

"Good Imitation Of The Blues" yet takes a different approach than "Anywhere On Earth". Here, electric piano (in country music mind you!) is employed, specifically yielding a clavinet sound. Coupled with that soulful, "bluesy" sound is then a fiddle and an electric guitar. Just the arrangement/production here make for an interesting stirring listen, minus Jackson himself. Despite the instrumentation, the track remains light, but yields enough soul for the most soulful listener. Is it brilliance defined? I think so!

As with most title tracks, "Like Red On A Rose" isn't the biggest standout of the album, yet it is much better than a majority of title-tracks. Here, there is again a nice lazy feel, this time in a six-feel, with background vocals supporting Jackson's lead in select spots. Not my favorite, but still first-rate at minimum. "Nobody Said It Would Be Easy" is another strong, consistent track, making for 4 straight strong tracks in a row.

"Don't Change On Me" is definitely one of my favorites on this exceptional album. While this track does obviously have a country appeal, there is a certain soul here, moreso than on Jackson simplistic PRECIOUS MEMORIES album. While that affair was traditional Gospel, there is a more inherent soulfulness here as Jackson croons over lovely organ and piano work. After the electric feel on "Don't Change Me", Jackson returns to more earthy roots with the acoustic-based "Firefly Song", which again features top-rate songwriting if nothing else.

"Wait A Minute" is my "other" favorite, featuring lovely piano, sparse guitar, rhythm, and the most tasteful organ performance of the year. The laziness of this track is the desired sound and it makes for a stunning performance. Jackson's phrasing here in particular is among the best it is through out this entire "tour de force". After "Wait A Minute", Jackson again doesn't let down with the great "Had It Not Been You" and "Woman's Love". From there, there is the first slightly pronounced decline in the quality, but it is so subtle that proceeding tracks are all above average.

With that said, LIKE RED ON A ROSE is my favorite country album of 2006. It trumps or competes head to head with the best of country in 2006 which includes the low profile Dixie Chick and Johnny Cash's exceptional posthumously released AMERICAN V. Touch competition, but Alan Jackson may just have the edge with this exceptional release. 4 stars+.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
interesting March 13 2007
By Ericka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this is a little different alan jackson. alison krauss is involved so there are a lot of beautiful songs, but its just different. my husband doesnt like it cuz he says its nothing like alan's music. so if you like alison krauss give it a try. if you are a diehard classic alan fan, it might not be your favorite.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing Nov. 20 2006
By Frank D. Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is Alan Jackson meets Frank Sinatra. Don't buy this just because you like Alan Jackson. Other than "Red Like A Rose", there is nothing on here that I ever care to hear again.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Just Stunning! Oct. 20 2006
By C. Burton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I picked up "Like Red on a Rose" a few weeks ago, and haven't stopped listening to it since. This CD is just absolutely gorgeous! It has been quite awhile since any album moved me as much as this one (Gary Allan's "Tough All Over"), but this one stirs a different set of emotions. Alan's vocals here are outstanding, the arrangements are magical and the song choices/writing are top notch. Not your standard "country radio" fare, as this rises so far above the run of the mill tunes being put out by the stadium-fillers (you all know who I mean). Having been a longtime fan of both AJ and Alison Krauss, this pairing is awesome - listen to it with a pair of headphones. My favorite tracks are: Anywhere On Earth You Are (gorgeous song), Don't Ask Why, Nobody Said it Would Be Easy, Where Do I Go from Here and As Lovely As You.

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