Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Livin Or Dyin
Genres: Country, Pop
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Gloria M. from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 1/15/2007...
This is new in the wrapper.
Damn Near A Classic
Thomas R. Ruttan | Las Vegas, NV | 09/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of Jack Ingram until I saw the video for "That's Not Me" on CMT. Everyone I have played this CD for, country fan or not, really likes it. It is one of those rare CD's
in which almost every song is equally good. It is one of the very few CD's that would my music collection would always feel incomplete without(unlike his last two CD's 'Electric' and 'Hey You'). Listening to it always feels like running into an old friend.
Sad, happy, depressed, or drunk, this CD accomodates whatever mood I am in at the moment. Ingrams' lyrics are biting and poignant. The music is staight up honky tonk. The guitar playing and Jack's voice jump right off the disk. I think 'Airways Motel' is one of the best damn songs I every heard. The rest of the songs ain't too far behind. Easily my favorite single CD by any of the current Texas singer/songwriters. You better get it before it's ungettable."
Brilliant hard-edged Texas country
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 06/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following two independent releases, the smoking "Live at Adair's" showed off Ingram's rowdy live set, while hinting at the depth of his songwriting. This major-label debut, produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy, shows why Ingram is one of the hottest talents on Nashville's music row. But "Nashville" he's not. Ingram's Texas-styled honky-tonk has more in common with producer Earle and guest-vocalist Jerry Jeff Walker than with slickly produced top-40. From the opening lyric, "I'm a beat-up Ford, you're a Cadillac," Ingram stakes his claim: rough around the edges and a bit worn-out by the bumps in life's road. At 24, Ingram is an old soul. Strong emotions infuse each lyric, from the anti-love songs "I Can't Leave You" and "Imitation of Love" to the resigned adultery of "Airways Motel." In addition to Jerry Jeff Walker's duet, producer Earle kicks in for a cover of Jimmy Dale Gilmore's "Dallas," while Ingram finds fresh sounds in tunes from Guy Clark and Rose Lee and Joe Maphis.Mostly recorded live-in-the-studio, the band is focussed and energized. As the previous live release showed, the band smokes on stage. Which is good, because on-stage is where you're most likely to hear them; commercial radio didn't even notice this album. Hopefully record buyers will know better.With the demise of the Rising Tide label, this and "Live at Adair's" are sadly out-of-print. Well worth hunting down a used copy of each."