Waking Up Laughing CD (2007)

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Martina McBride is one of the most reliable female performers in country music. Her bright, sunny twang-filled albums have been appearing on the charts since she first arrived on the scene in 1992. On her ninth studio album, Waking Up Laughing, McBride continues to mine a slick, honky-tonk-tinged pop vibe that expertly splits the difference between commercial anthems ("How I Feel") and slightly tougher material ("Cry Cry [Til the Sun Shines]"). With her nearly flawless voice fully intact, McBride also co-produced and wrote several songs on the album--including the smash single "Anyway" and the harrowing, yet oddly sunny-sounding tale of hard times, "Beautiful Again"--making it perhaps the most personal album of her career.

Specifications

Label Rca Records
SKU 204168932
UPC 886970367424
UPC 14 00886970367424
Format CD
Release Date 4/3/2007
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Author Martina Mcbride
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Compilation Appearance LIVE(Live)
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Country Hits
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Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
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Technical Info
Engineer John McBride; Al Schmitt
Producer Martina McBride; Martina McBride
CatalogID 88697036742
Lable Name RCA
Released 04/02/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886970367424
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Jonathan Yudkin.
Personnel: Martina McBride (vocals); Keith Urban (guitar, background vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Dann Huff (electric guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (mandolin, strings); Connie Ellisor, Karen Winkelmann, Elisabeth K. Small, Stefan Petrescu, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Bruce Wethey, Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , Alan Umstead, David Angell, Catherine Umstead (violin); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean, Monisa Angell, Gary VanOsdale (viola); Kirsten Cassel, Anthony LaMarchina, Sarighani Reist, Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen (cello); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Steve Nathan (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer); Gordon Mote (piano); Reese Wynans (Hammond b-3 organ); Glenn Worf (bass instrument); Vicki Hampton, Robert Bailey , Kim Fleming, Brett Warren (background vocals); Paul Worley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, mandolin); B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Dan Dugmore (electric guitar, dobro); J.T. Corenflos, Steve Gibson , Brent Mason (electric guitar); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Tim Lauer (accordion, pump organ, synthesizer); Matt Chamberlain (drums); David Huff (percussion).
Audio Mixer: John McBride .
Liner Note Author: Judy Forde Blair.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Andrew Southam.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Shirley Settles; Darlene Hill; Pierre Womble; Elizabeth White; Rick Jones; Sara Settles; Renita Smith Crittendon; Fallon Settles; Todd Suttles; Ira Wayne Settles; Calvin Settles; Odessa Settles.
Martina McBride is one of the most reliable female performers in country music. Her bright, sunny twang-filled albums have been appearing on the charts since she first arrived on the scene in 1992. On her ninth studio album, WAKING UP LAUGHING, McBride continues to mine a slick, honky-tonk-tinged pop vibe that expertly splits the difference between commercial anthems ("How I Feel") and slightly tougher material ("Cry Cry [Til the Sun Shines]"). With her nearly flawless voice fully intact, McBride also co-produced and wrote several songs on the album--including the smash single "Anyway" and the harrowing, yet oddly sunny-sounding tale of hard times, "Beautiful Again"--making it perhaps the most personal album of her career.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.77) - "LAUGHING neatly adds some country-rock fiber to her usual sunniness..." -- Grade: B
Artist Bio
Martina McBrideBorn Martina Schiff, she was raised making music on a farm in tiny Sharon, Kansas. Her dad, Daryl Schiff, had a band that rehearsed every week in the family?s house. When she was 7 and little brother Marty was 5, they joined the group.?There wasn?t much to do growing up on a farm. We had three channels on the TV, one of which was fuzzy. Marty and I would come home from school and we were kind of isolated. There were no neighborhood kids. There was no convenience store. No video games. But we always had musical instruments. Our play time was sitting around making music and singing together.??We played wedding dances, VFW halls, American Legion posts and things like that. My mom ran the soundboard. I played keyboards and sang. My brother played guitar and steel. My dad led the band, played guitar and sang. I did that every Saturday night until I graduated from high school.??Satin Sheets? and ?Help Me Make it Through the Night? were in her repertoire as a young girl. Daryl Schiff sang ?Heartaches by the Number,? ?I?ll Be There? and several of the other standards. But it wasn?t only nostalgia that prompted the recording of Timeless. These performances have been smoldering inside Martina McBride since the dawn of her recording career.?I?ve always wanted to make a traditional country album and I?d say that every time I?d start a record. Then I?d gather songs that always kind of led me in another direction. But it has always been in my heart to do a record like this.??This album came about as a result of a project I was doing for Hallmark (2005?s My Heart). I decided to record "Together Again" for that record. After it was finished, I said, ?I wish I could do a whole album of this stuff.? I went to the head of my record company and said, ?I have a crazy idea that I want to do a whole album of classic country music.? He said, ?I think that?s great. Do it.? And from then on, we were off and running.??It was her concept, all the way,? says Paul Worley. ?She had the image in her head of what it should sound like. Once the magic started happening on the very first song, we all had the sense that we were doing something historic. And something that people were really going to love.?
Disc 1
1 If I Had Your Name
2 Cry Cry ('Til The Sun Shines)
3 Tryin' To Find A Reason
4 For These Times
5 Anyway
6 How I Feel
7 I'll Still Be Me
8 Beautiful Again
9 Everybody Does
10 House Of A Thousand Dreams
11 Love Land
Product Attributes
Artist Mcbride,Martina
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc
Quotes
Entertainment Weekly Laughing neatly adds some country-rock fiber to her usual sunniness. -- B+
Thom Jurek- All Music Guide They are more traditionally "country" songs, a term that in the 21st century can mean almost anything -- and yes, that's good: it simply stands for American music these days. Waking Up Laughing is another brick in Martina McBride's astonishingly consistent catalog. Her continual affirmation for Christian faith may alienate some but will no doubt register with many country fans. Any way you look at it, Waking Up Laughing is a winner.
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