Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
For the few years leading up to this record, Billy Dean has struggled to find a way to match his talents with the more energized, pop-based sound of ?90s country music. With Real Man, he stops trying to fit into the for... more »
For the few years leading up to this record, Billy Dean has struggled to find a way to match his talents with the more energized, pop-based sound of ?90s country music. With Real Man, he stops trying to fit into the formulas presented by other singers and returns to the acoustic-based style that originally helped him establish a following. In doing so, he sought production assistance from one of his childhood heroes, singer David Gates, former leader of the ?70s acoustic pop band, Bread. Gates helps Dean bring depth to his overtly sincere songwriting by adding a string section behind the acoustic guitar and straightforward rhythms. The results shore up Dean's strengths nicely. --Michael McCall
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One of the best!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent songs and voice! I appericate Billy's style that a real man doesn't need to "shout" to be heard. Still, I can feel the power from his tender voice. Also, those kids' background vocals were wonderful! Excellent songs, tender voices, and precious values for all country music fans!...:)"
Billy Dean---Back to his roots!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this album is different from what we've heard in the past few years from Billy. He has struggled to get back to the roots of the music we all fell in love with, and with "Real Man", he has accomplished this! I have been a great fan of Billy's since the first time "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" aired, and this album takes me back to the Billy we fell in love with then.....Billy Dean, the balladeer! Too bad the record company didn't promote this album, or "It's What I Do" better. They are some of the best work he's done, since his debut album. Sit back with a nice glass of chardonnay, close your eyes and enjoy these wonderful ballads!"