THE CAPITOL COLLECTION box compiles 6 of Chris LeDoux's previously
released CDs: HAYWIRE, ONE ROAD MAN, STAMPEDE, UNDER THIS OLD HAT,
WESTERN UNDERGROUND and WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY. Each disc
includes a new, previously unreleased track.
Personnel includes: Chris LeDoux (vocals, acoustic guitar); Garth
Brooks, Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Daniels (vocals); Brent Rowan
(acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin); Mark Casstevens
(acoustic guitar); Mark Sissel (electric guitar); Willie Nelson
(gut-string guitar); Weldon Myrick, Dan Dugmore (steel guitar);
Stuart Duncan, Jimmy Mattingly, Jonathan Yudkin, Rob Hajacos
(fiddle); Bobby Wood (piano); Mike Chapman, Alison Priestwood
(bass); Bob Jensen (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer); K.W.
Turnbow (drums); Wes Hightower, Camille Harrison (background
Producers include: Jimmy Bowen, Jerry Crutchfield, Jimmy Bowen, Mac
McAnally, Alan Schulman.
Includes liner notes by Patsi Bale Cox.
Personnel: Chris LeDoux (acoustic guitar, harmonica); Jon Bon Jovi
(vocals); Brent Rowan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin);
Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, accordion, organ,
background vocals); Larry Byrom, Pat Buchanan (acoustic guitar,
slide guitar); Michael Spriggs (acoustic guitar, dobro); Mark
Casstevens (acoustic guitar); Pat Puchanan (electric guitar, slide
guitar); Chris Leuzinger, Mark Sissel, Jack Pearson, Shawn Lane ,
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Terry Crisp, Steve Hinson (steel
guitar, lap steel guitar); Doyle Grisham, Paul Franklin , Bruce
Bouton (steel guitar); Willie Nelson (gut-string guitar); Rob Ickes
(dobro); Scooter Muse (banjo); Jonathan Yudkin (mandolin, violin,
fiddle); Larry Franklin, Rob Hajacos, Stuart Duncan, Jimmy
Mattingly (fiddle); Johnny Neel, Terry McMillan (harmonica); Bobby
Jensen (piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Tony Harrell (piano,
Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer); Clayton Ivy, John Jarvis, Gary "Bud"
Smith , Michael Rojas, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Bobby Wood (piano);
Billy Livsey (harmonium, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Carl Marsh
(keyboards); Steve Turner (drums, percussion); Gary Bodily, K.W.
Turnbow, Greg Morrow, Milton Sledge, Shannon Forrest (drums); Sam
Bacco (timpani, percussion); Eric Darken, Tom Roady (percussion);
Curtis Young, Dana McVicker, Alisa Carroll, Dennis Locorriere,
Billy Bob Shane, Camille Harrison, John Wesley Ryles, Wayland
Patton, Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, Kathy Burdick, Charlie Daniels
Audio Mixers: John Guess; Justin Niebank; Mark Miller ; Mike
Liner Note Author: Patsi Bale Cox.
Recording information: Abtrax Studio; Jack's Tracks Recording
Studio, Nashville, TN; Javelina Studios, Nashville, TN; La La Land;
Masterfonics Studio; Quad, Nashville, TN; Sixteenth Avenue Sound
Studios, Nashville, TN; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Sound Stage,
Nashville, TN; Studio 6, Nashville, TN; The Castle Studio,
Franklin, TN; The Sanctuary, Nashville, TN; Woodland STudios.
Photographer: Butch Adams.
Capitol Collection: 1990-2000 gathers all six of Chris Ledoux's
albums for Capitol -- Haywire, One Road Man, Stampede, Under This
Old Hat, Western Underground, and Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy --
into a box set. Along with the hits these albums spawned, such as
Under This Old Hat's "Cadillac Ranch" and the title track from
Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy, the set also features a bonus track
on each disc. At nearly 70 tracks long, this set certainly isn't
for casual fans (who would be better served by LeDoux's 20 Greatest
Hits), but Capitol Collection is worthwhile for die-hard fans of
his contemporary and neo-traditionalist country work. ~ Heather