Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
How can it be?
Zardoz the Guitar hero | Anchorage, AK United States | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Did you ever wonder how the music industry makes or breaks recording artists? How about "The best band you never heard of", and why they aren't making the money like Eminem? This CD is an example of someone who has the talent, the creativity, and the drive, but got dumped off by an indifferent label. Mac's been around for a while, but he truly hit his stride with "Simple Life". But no airplay, no nothing by the mainstream media. If you like thoughtful, insightful lyrics, and pleasing melodies, you will love this CD. Any of Mac's releases prior to this are pretty much for Mac fans. But (and this is important) ANYTHING after this release is for any fan of the "new country" sound. This man crafts pop gems better than anyone I have ever heard. Buy it new, or buy it used, you will not be disappointed in this CD."
mpbcp | thornwood, ny United States | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mac McAnally knows how to write songs and this is one of the finest collection of songs around. They have a distinctly Southern flavor to them, and sound better the more you listen to them. Back Where I Come From and Company Time are 2 of the strongest songs on the album. She's Going Out Of My Mind was recorded by Jimmy Buffett on his Riddles In The Sand album, now we get to hear the songwriter himself sing it. Many of the songs feature Vince Gill singing backup, but the star of the show is the songwriting. For example,some lyrics from "Down the Road":
"Her Mama wants to know am I washed in the Blood or just in the water
her Daddy wants to know if i make enough to take his daughter
(Down the Road)"
The tunes range from wistful to rockabilly, and have a remarkable purity to them. This album was made long before Mac joined Jimmy Buffett's band, so there is no attempt at "party songs", in contrast to his 1999 " Word of Mouth". 5 stars from start to finish."