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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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 ...
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, ...