Get out of This Town - Carrie Underwood, Lindsey, Hillary
Crazy Dreams - Carrie Underwood, Dean, Barry
I Know You Won't - Carrie Underwood, McEwan, Steve
Last Name - Carrie Underwood, Dennis, Cathy
You Won't Find This - Carrie Underwood, Dennis, Cathy
I Told You So - Carrie Underwood, Travis, Randy
The More Boys I Meet - Carrie Underwood, Kennedy, Gordon
Twisted - Carrie Underwood, James, Brett
Wheel of the World - Carrie Underwood, Lindsey, Chris [Cou
Australian two CD pressing of the Country music superstar's 2008 album includes a bonus CD containing five Christmas songs: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', 'The First Noel', 'What Child Is This', 'Do You Hear What I Hear' ... more »and 'O Holy Night'. Carnival Ride is the follow-up to her debut CD, Some Hearts, which has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of more than six million copies. Carnival Ride gets its title from the lyrics of one of the new songs she has recorded. "You step onto this ride called life, and it's a crazy thing you don't know anything about, but you get on it anyway," the American Idol winner said. "You do what you can to lean different directions to try and get it to go where you want it to go, but you can't stop it -- it just keeps moving. That's why Carnival Ride works as my album title. It describes the wonderful craziness that I've been through over the past couple years." Sony/BMG.« less
Australian two CD pressing of the Country music superstar's 2008 album includes a bonus CD containing five Christmas songs: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', 'The First Noel', 'What Child Is This', 'Do You Hear What I Hear' and 'O Holy Night'. Carnival Ride is the follow-up to her debut CD, Some Hearts, which has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of more than six million copies. Carnival Ride gets its title from the lyrics of one of the new songs she has recorded. "You step onto this ride called life, and it's a crazy thing you don't know anything about, but you get on it anyway," the American Idol winner said. "You do what you can to lean different directions to try and get it to go where you want it to go, but you can't stop it -- it just keeps moving. That's why Carnival Ride works as my album title. It describes the wonderful craziness that I've been through over the past couple years." Sony/BMG.
"While most country stars go forward and reach for mainstream pop records, like Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood went in reverse. Her first disc had more than a few pop elements but this disc starts off with a foot stomper, "Flat on The Floor" and doesn't let up with fiddles, twang and chorus after chorus that will make you want to shout them out of your car windows. To say she has made a solid country disc in the vein of vintage Reba or Dolly is an understatement.
Underwood has even learned some new vocal tricks, as if she needed more, "Get Out of This Town," builds from an already assured vocal into a firestorm. Underwood isn't afraid to just go with the vocal and give a stronger reading as well. That was evident in her cover of "I'll Stand By You," which was simply stunning.
"Carnival Ride," is void of any weak tracks and this day and age that's a rare finding, some are stronger than others but, Jebus, the girl is giving her all to prove that she's a more than just a pretty face who sings country, she's trying to prove it's in her blood. And when you hear "You Won't Find This," that brings about that sing songy chorus that Shania Twain loves so much, you'll be a happy camper with your purchase."
Carrie conquers contemporary country
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 10/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second album from Carrie Underwood packs slightly less punch than her debut, but is still more than enough to further cement her place in the contemporary country hierarchy. Solidly country, this album showcases Underwood as a singer/songwriter with writing credits on four of the tracks - first single "So Small"; the excellent "All American Girl"; "Crazy Dreams" and the comedy track "Last Name". (If you liked Alan Jackson's "I Don't Even Know Your Name", you'll see lots of similarities to the aforementioned "Last Name".)
All the tracks are worth a listen, but some are immediately worth an instant replay. My recommendations are:
Flat on the Floor - a hard-rocking track with attitude All-American Girl - instant single material with heartwarming lyrics So Small - soaring first single about not sweating the small stuff Just a Dream - a tear jerker with a wonderful chorus Crazy Dreams - catchy beat just slightly reminiscent of Pink Floyd's "Education" I Told You So - slow ballad written by Randy Travis Wheel of the World - an easy listening track with inspired backing music
If the four tracks on which she has songwriting credits are any indication, Carrie Underwood has nowhere to go but up - should be a wild ride. (4.5 stars)
Amanda Richards, October 23, 2007 "
R. Olsen | Utah | 10/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. After the amazing success of Carrie Underwood's debut CD Some Hearts, I was very worried that Carnival Ride would be a let down. How can someone so new to the music industry hit it out of the park on her first 2 at bats? When So Small was released I was pleasantly surprised. Great message, voice, talent. But - could the rest of the CD be as good? YES! Right from the first song I was tapping my foot and singing along. By the time I got to All-American Girl, So Small & Just A Dream I was crying. Get Out of this Town had me thinking about Some Hearts & Crazy Dreams had me flashing back to AI & Nashville Star (not just Carrie, but ALL my favorites that are now on their way). Then WOW, Carrie just SINGS and drags you in emotionally with I Know You Won't, You Won't Find This and I Told You So (Randy Travis will be proud). In between, I am given Last Name (which I love but my husband says is NOT appropriate for the kids) and The More Boys I Meet - thank you Carrie - they are great, fun songs. The CD ends with two more great songs Twisted & Wheel of the World. The more I listen to this CD the more I love it. Have it on the ipod, the computer and in the car! Carrie you did it again (sorry if I doubted you a little - it will never happen again!)"
Impressive Sophomore Album
Chelsea Burroughs | Arcata, CA | 10/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All I can say is that she is the closest thing to the real deal in a long time. This young woman has the chops to be around for a very, very long time, much to our delight. Carnival Ride is a more mature collection and her classy hand shows in the selection and even some of the writing. Her voice is again clear and a balm to the ears, even the louder cuts.
I haven't taken this CD out of my home system since I got it and I'm purchasing a second copy for my car. What a breath of fresh air to have a talented young artist break away from the field of pole dancing objects being thrown in our faces. She dresses impeccably, behaves impeccably and has a voice that causes, no, forces my eyes closed just so I can enjoy the moment. Also amazing is that she offers her talent without apology. Carrie is in a class by herself, she obviously has the rare quality of surrounding herself with good, sane, and smart people and actually loves her Mom and Dad. Who knew a good kid could still make it in the current music market?"
Walmart Exclusive Bonus Disc
Enrique Flores | Fairborn, Ohio | 12/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a Wal-Mart Exclusive brought out for the 2008 Christmas Holidays. It is not an import. The songs on the album are great and very enjoyable. Carrie did a great job on each of these songs. 5/5."