Need You Now

Performers Lady Antebellum

Capitol | January 26, 2010 | Compact Disc

Need You Now is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Audio Mixer: Clarke Schleicher.
Recording information: Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Warner Studios; Warner Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Miranda Penn Turin.
Lady Antebellum prefaced the release of Need You Now by issuing its title track as a single; it reached the top spot on the country charts and stayed there for five straight weeks. It was their second number one, and they wasted no time following it with "American Honey," a mere two months before this set was in stores. This singing and songwriting trio -- lead vocalists Charles Kelly, and Hillary Scott with multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Dave Haywood -- understand how Nashville works, and how to work it. On their sophomore effort, they stick very close to the formula of their debut: a slew of mid- and uptempo love songs, a sad ballad, and a couple of rocked-up good-time tunes -- all self-written with some help from some of Nashville's most respected writers. Kelly's baritone is emotive, expressive, and deep in the pocket, no matter what he's singing. He shines on the soft rocking "Love This Pain," which could have been (and perhaps will be) a single. Scott's voice is a little less distinctive, but she does possess a unique form of phrasing and and reaches deeply into her protagonist's personal situations, whether it's the celebratory good-time girl in "American Honey" or the wildly-in-love mature woman on "Hold on Tight." The group party anthem on the set -- obligatory these days -- is "Stars Tonight," which contains more than a few clich‚s, but has a killer guitar riff and an infectious chorus. Co-produced with Paul Worley, Lady Antebellum prove there is no sophomore slump on Need You Now. Here, their seamless, polished, and savvy brand of contemporary country is even more consistent than it was on their debut; it's virtually flawless in its songwriting, production, and performances. ~ Thom Jurek

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 26, 2010

Genre: Contemporary Country

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Capitol

UPC: 5099969770227

Found in: Contemporary Country

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great album my favorite is "need you now" though
Date published: 2011-06-27

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Need You Now

Performers Lady Antebellum

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 26, 2010

Genre: Contemporary Country

Style: Country

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Capitol

UPC: 5099969770227


Title Track Time
1.Need You Now --
2.Our Kind of Love --
3.American Honey --
4.Hello World --
5.Perfect Day --
6.Love This Pain --
7.When You Got a Good Thing --
8.Stars Tonight --
9.If I Knew Then --
10.Something 'Bout a Woman --
11.Ready to Love Again --

Editorial Notes

Audio Mixer: Clarke Schleicher.
Recording information: Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Warner Studios; Warner Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Miranda Penn Turin.
Lady Antebellum prefaced the release of Need You Now by issuing its title track as a single; it reached the top spot on the country charts and stayed there for five straight weeks. It was their second number one, and they wasted no time following it with "American Honey," a mere two months before this set was in stores. This singing and songwriting trio -- lead vocalists Charles Kelly, and Hillary Scott with multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Dave Haywood -- understand how Nashville works, and how to work it. On their sophomore effort, they stick very close to the formula of their debut: a slew of mid- and uptempo love songs, a sad ballad, and a couple of rocked-up good-time tunes -- all self-written with some help from some of Nashville's most respected writers. Kelly's baritone is emotive, expressive, and deep in the pocket, no matter what he's singing. He shines on the soft rocking "Love This Pain," which could have been (and perhaps will be) a single. Scott's voice is a little less distinctive, but she does possess a unique form of phrasing and and reaches deeply into her protagonist's personal situations, whether it's the celebratory good-time girl in "American Honey" or the wildly-in-love mature woman on "Hold on Tight." The group party anthem on the set -- obligatory these days -- is "Stars Tonight," which contains more than a few clich‚s, but has a killer guitar riff and an infectious chorus. Co-produced with Paul Worley, Lady Antebellum prove there is no sophomore slump on Need You Now. Here, their seamless, polished, and savvy brand of contemporary country is even more consistent than it was on their debut; it's virtually flawless in its songwriting, production, and performances. ~ Thom Jurek
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