When Somebody Loves You
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|6. I Still Love You|
|7. Life or Love|
|8. A Love Like That|
|9. It's Alright to be a Redneck|
|10. Maybe I Should Stay Here|
|11. Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song|
In the decade since his debut, Alan Jackson has matured as both singer and songwriter while his resolute traditionalism remains unchanged. As usual, his original numbers account for the best moments, including the hit "www.memory" and heartland anthem "Where I Come From," both outclassing the cartoonish non-original "It's Alright to Be a Redneck," yet another variation on Jeff Foxworthy's tired comedic hook. Jackson's masterful title track reiterates his genius with a ballad, as does his passionate interpretation of Robert Lee Castleman's loungy "Maybe I Should Stay Here." Don't dare assume he'd tone down the acerbic commentaries he began on "Gone Country" and continued on "Murder on Music Row." As roaring guitars battle traditional steel guitar, "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song" allows Jackson to plunge his lyrical daggers into country radio consultants, whose soulless, analytical number-crunching determines who does--and doesn't--get airplay. Jackson's determination to confront Nashville's marketing, fashion, and gimmickry obsessions reaffirm his own blue-collar grit. --Rich Kienzle
Top Customer Reviews
In this platinum CD, which was his 10th recording, his wonderful baritone voice and relaxed style make all 11 tracks great listening.
Three of the five songs written by Jackson in this album were released as singles: "[...] "When Somebody Loves You", and the terrific "Where I Come From", which peaked at # 1 on the Billboard charts.
Other favorites include the opening "Meat and Potatoes Man", which is funny and tailor-made for Jackson's humor, the romantic, lilting "Maybe We Should Stay Here", and Jackson's "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Up-tempo Love Song", which is a showpiece for his fabulous band (guitars: Bruce Watkins/acoustic, Paul Franklin/steel, Brent Mason/electric. Bass: Glenn Worf. Drums: Eddie Bayers. Fiddle: Stuart Duncan, Larry Franklin. Harmonica: Terry McMillan. Piano: Gary Prim, Keith Stegall).
Total playing time is an all-too-short (because time passes quickly when listening to Jackson) 34'01 minutes.
Well, I have most all of Alan Jackson's CDs and this one is right up there with all the others I have. "Life Or Love" really struck a cord with me. Never fear he still has whimsy (in my eyes) in "Meat and Potato Man" and a little in "[...] but over all it's a well put together CD with some great tracks that you will want to listen to over and over again.
As a non-country listener (I keep the station tuned to classic rock in my car) this is a must have for ALL music lovers. It doesn't matter if you like country or not. Alan has a way with his music that few have, it reaches to all. He was in part the singer that turned me to enjoy the country music arena.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a great album. Some of the songs are cute like, 'Meat And Potato Man,' and 'It's Alright To Be A Redneck.' My favorite song is 'Where I Come From. Read morePublished on April 20 2002
Alan Jackson is a true country singer. He writes his own songs and has a great voice. I love this CD. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2002
I agree with the music fan from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I own most if not all of Alan Jackson's albums. I couldn't believe my ears. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001
This is a wonderful CD. Alan has never changed from his country roots and we love him for it. Keep up the great work Alan!!! Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2001 by Ginger L. Blair
If you like "Hard" Country, this is one you will be glad you bought. 'nuff said.Published on Oct. 27 2001 by Ron
I totally love this album!! It is so wonderful and Mr.Jackson knows how to get all the strings of my heart!! I've adored Alan since day one and shall continue to do so!! Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2001
I really like this cd because well I like the musicion...Some of his lyrics you can get a smile from and also other are really nice like When somebody loves you!Published on July 5 2001