Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace CD (2007)

Artist: Big & Rich

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best album yet

on 9/25/2007

Got turned on to these guys through a talk-radio show in my area. Own all 3 CDs they've put out to date and each one gets better than the last. If you like Country, Rock and a little bit of Hip-Hop, then you'll most likely enjoy Big & Rich!

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Product Overview


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 204555308
UPC 093624325529
UPC 14 00093624325529
Format CD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Author Big & Rich
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Technical Info
Producer Big Kenny; John Rich
CatalogID 432552
Lable Name Warner Brothers Nashville
Released 06/05/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624325529
Album Notes and Credits
Big & Rich: John Rich , Big Kenny .
Additional personnel: Wes Hightower (vocals); Gary Burnette (acoustic guitar); Tom Bukovac, Adam Shoenfeld (electric guitar); Mike Johnson , Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (fiddle); Max Abrahms (horns); Michael Rojas (piano); Mike Brignardello, Ethan Pilzer (bass instrument); Tommy Harden, Steve Brewster (drums); Larry Babb (tambourine); John Legend, Wyclef Jean.
Ruling over the country music scene like no songwriting and production team has in decades, Big and Rich return with their third album as artists, the concept record BETWEEN RAISING HELL AND AMAZING GRACE. Much as the title implies, the album is divided into two halves, the first focusing on the duo's own brand of devotional music. This doesn't mean the usual gospel standards, but a series of heartfelt ballads that touch on both spiritual and earthly themes. The album's second half, starting with the two-part "Radio" is closer to what Big and Rich's early fans expect from the duo, a side's worth of bracing country-rock with soul and metal influences. In particular, a storming cover of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" and the soulful "Please Man" featuring Wyclef Jean (R&B star John Legend provides vocal support on the dreamy "Eternity") neatly encapsulate the range of the duo's extra-Nashville influences. The bifurcation of the duo's two musical sides takes a bit of getting used to at first, especially since the layout of the album puts all the ballads on the first half, but BETWEEN RAISING HELL AND AMAZING GRACE is a fine listen regardless.
Artist Bio
Big & RichThe universe of Big & Rich is a rollicking moveable feast inhabited by a cast of indelible characters, starting with Messrs. Big and Rich themselves. One's a six-foot-three former carpenter with a rep as Nashville's universal minister of love and a backlog of songs ranging from country laments to psychedelic rockers to something called "Disco Ball." The other's shorter, slyer and younger, a Texan with an angelic voice and a wicked gleam in his eye.And surrounding them is a batch of remarkable sidekicks: the Wild Bunch meets the Rat Pack, you might say. There's Cowboy Troy, the world's only six-foot, five-inch, 250-pound black cowboy rapper, who throws down in three languages and has a degree in economics to boot. There's Limo Larry, once a homeless drug addict and now a local legend who uses his limousine to ferry off-duty strippers and inebriated musicians around Nashville every night. There's Tim the Electrician, a tough little guy with a big mustache and a beer-swigging red macaw named Santana who clings to his owner's shoulder while Tim practices the sport he's invented, championship chair riding. (Apparently, it's harder than it sounds.) There are songwriters and drifters, millionaires and ne'er-do-wells, punk rockers and bluegrass pickers and young ladies in Catholic schoolgirl outfits. There?s the reigning queen of country music, Martina McBride, a fan and a friend, and there's a truckload of unknowns who might well make it big themselves someday.
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Lost In This Moment
3 Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace
4 Faster Than Angels Fly
5 Eternity Intro
6 Eternity
7 When the Devil Get the Best Of Me
8 Radio
9 Radio Intro
10 You Never Stop Loving Somebody
11 High Five
12 Please Man
13 You Shook Me All Night Long
14 Loud
Product Attributes
Artist Big & Rich
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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