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Live Like You Were Dying
Grammy award winning superstar Tim McGraw will release his ninth album on August 24 2004, Live Like You Were Dying. The album is one of the most anticipated releases due this year and will feature his touring band, the Dan... more »
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Grammy award winning superstar Tim McGraw will release his ninth album on August 24 2004, Live Like You Were Dying. The album is one of the most anticipated releases due this year and will feature his touring band, the Dancehall Doctors, for their second consecutive project. The album's title track, written by Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols, has become the fastest rising chart single of McGraw's career, breaking into the top 5 in just 4 weeks and # 1 in six weeks.
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Raymond T. from MONTGOMERY, AL
Reviewed on 6/15/2017...
Some really good tracks, others only good. Average.
Tonia C. (AuntieTee) from NEWPORT, RI
Reviewed on 12/21/2012...
Very enjoyable - some serious songs, some funny songs, and one with attitude. Worth listening to even if you have never gotten into Tim Mcgraw's music or country.
Tonya B. from SPRINGVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 2/9/2010...
Joalice M. from CROYDON, PA
Reviewed on 8/11/2006...
i like the disc but it was depressing. with his beautiful wife and kids?
One of his best ever
Michele Risner | Gibson City, IL | 08/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My copy of Tim's new CD, Live Like You Were Dying, arrived this morning and I immediately opened it up and started playing it.
I haven't decided which songs I like best, yet. "Old Town New"; "Something's Broken" and "Open Season on My Heart" have a wonderful sound to them. Of the three, "Open Season On My Heart" is the best. "Do You Want Fries with them" had me laughing; "Drugs or Jesus" is a song with a great message about the choices we make in life. "Live Like You Were Dying" is an amazing song, that will never grow old with me. "Back When" is also funny. Tim shows alot of humor in these songs, along with a serious message.
In "Back When" he talked about how times have changed and it's hard to understand the things people day these days. The Lyrics"
Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
Cracks what you were doing when you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
When you said "I'm down with that", it meant you had the flu
Tim once again recorded this album with his longtime band "The DanceHall Doctors" as well as collaborated with some of the best writers in Nashville.
A nice little bonus was the appearance of his lovely, and talented wife, Faith Hill, singing background vocals on "Blank Sheet of Paper".
This CD may disappoint some, but not this girl. I'm very pleased with it, and also commend Amazon.com for shipping it so that it arrived to me on the release date! Can't get better than that!
Great job to Tim!
McGraw's deepest and most personal album yet
DanD | 08/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tim McGraw is quickly proving himself to be a musical innovator. Along with his band, the superb Dancehall Doctors, he has created his two best albums yet: TIM MCGRAW AND THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS, and this one.
LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING is a ride through progressive, alternative, outlawish country music, with enough radio-friendliness to ensure airplay. McGraw certainly knows how to select songs; all of these are brilliantly written by some of today's best songwriters (Rodney Crowell, Tom Douglas, Bruce Robison, Craig Wiseman, Casey Beathard, the Warren Brothers, Don Schlitz, James Slater, etc).
McGraw deals with depression and hope on "Kill Myself," "We Carry On," and the title track; covers heartbreak in "Old Town New" and "Something's Broken;" eternal love on "My Best Friend" and "Just Be Your Tear;" abuse and recovery on "Walk Like a Man;" and adds in enough sarcastic, sardonic humor in "Everybody Hates Me," "Do You Want Fries With That," and "Back When" to keep this album from getting TOO serious.
One of the most dependable hitmakers, it's easy to pass Tim McGraw off as a one-man act; easy, but not true. His penchant for choosing high-class songs has helped him build a legacy hit after hit after hit. LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING is probably the best--and most personal--album McGraw has recorded yet. In fact, it's quite possible that, decades from now, people will look back on it as a classic example of country music done right."